About Susan Oakey-Baker

Susan Oakey-Baker

Susan Oakey-Baker

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]usan Oakey-Baker is a teacher, guide, painter and a writer.

In connection with the release of  Finding Jim in fall 2013 Susan has presented her inspirational story to hundreds of people at events such as the Banff International Mountain Book Festival, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival and the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, where she was interviewed by CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi and Stephen Quinn.

Susan has studied painting in France, Italy and has taught workshops in Whistler.  She has exhibited locally and has sold much of her work.

Susan also works as a nationally certified hiking guide.  She has guided groups in Africa, Nepal and North America and has guided more than 100 people, ranging in age from sixteen to eighty-five, to the top of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, for the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.

Susan can be hired as a speaker, art instructor or guide:


Slide Presentation and Book Talk: Finding Jim

Using stunning images, Susan will take you to Africa, India, Nepal, Alaska and Canada to experience the thrill of adventure, the magic of love, the uncertainty of life and the power of hope.

 Contact Susan about a speaking engagement



Sue Oakey Baker Painting Mama Banana

Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop

Explore your creative side! Have fun! Susan will lead you through the steps to create a painting you can call your own.

Contact Susan about a painting workshop



Sue guiding in Nepal 2001

Wilderness Walk or Hike

World-class hiking and scenery abound in Whistler. Come and experience the restorative powers of nature, the benefits of exercise and the joy of discovery.

Contact Susan about a guided hike