Day dreaming in chemistry class at age 17, I was struck by the realization that my life needed direction-- a mission to focus my passion. I didn't want to waste precious youth. Rushing to the library I opened an atlas to plot my path.

I wanted to be a teacher, but the classroom routine didn't interest me because I have ADD (Adventure Deficiency Disorder). I would become MAX, who's life was a Motivational Academic Xperience. My purpose would be to help others find their purpose.

There in the library I set my course-- to kayak home to Saint John, New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada from Vancouver via Lake Nicarauga in Central America. I'd never been in a kayak before, so I was bound to learn a lot.

SoloMAX is about going solo to find one's unique path and living fearlessly to get the MAX out of life. I've now paddled most of the coast to central Mexico, shared my adventures with millions of people through, presented hundreds of inspirational muti-media lectures and created The Roblito Community Center for Cultural Exchange to promote personal empowerment and environmental awareness by fostering art and adventure opportunities.

I'm a seeker sharing what I've discoverd, but this web site isn't about me; it is about you and what you will do with the rest of your life. It doesn't matter what we know. What we do with it is what counts!

The story of Cory

I am the fourth, in a family of six children. My brothers are: Adam, Joel, & Toby, and my sisters names are: Leah & Ivy(who is holding her daughter Shayna in her arms, and son, Lawson, in her belly. Her husband, John, is absent.) Monique(black hair), is Adam's wife. My mother, Diana, is a nutritional consultant. My father, George, is a retired high school chemistry teacher.

Rock climbing, snow boarding, ice climbing, scuba diving, sky diving, skateboarding, cross-country skiing, white water kayaking & rafting, canoeing, watercolor & oil painting, sewing, pottery, photography, books & films, poetry, chess, junk art, spelunking(cave exploration), horseback riding, paintball war, billiards, golf, tennis, basketball, sea kayaking, juggling, slack-line walking, dancing and hangin' with friends.
Born: September 20th, 1977.

  • Five years participation in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, where I attained the rank of Warrant Officer.
  • Summers were spent on military bases enrolled in wilderness leadership, and athletic instructor courses.
  • One week of each summer was spent with 28 other boys on a wilderness canoe trip led by my father.

  • Head photographer of high school paper and year book(awarded best in the province).
  • Courses completed in media studies and journalism.
  • Graduated from Saint John High School.
  • Founded, Extreme Adventures guiding company.
  • Created, directed, wrote and hosted Extreme Adventures, a cable television series featuring scuba diving and sky diving.
  • Became first-aid certified to the level of Emergency First Responder.
  • Toured the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean side of southern Mexico. Explored the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, the Sian Kaan biosphere reserve and the Palancar reef off the coast of Cozumel.
  • Began the journey I am now experiencing.
An account of my experiences on the way to high school one morning.

publishing portfolio
recommended reading
  • The Little Prince
  • The Life of Pi
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
  • The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach
  • Siddhartha, By Hermann Hesse
  • Autobiography of a Yogi-- by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

    The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -- Mark Twain