Experience Leaders are no longer a thing of the past in Haliburton County.

Local business owner Barrie Martin has started a new initiative called Experience Leader Development. Based on the information he’s gathered from the community, local businesses are interested in hiring people who know the area well and can lead different experiences. According to Martin, 60 per cent of the businesses said there’s a need for experience leaders.

Tourism Committee Chair Carol Moffatt says it’s something they had years ago and it didn’t take off, but thinks now the community is ready for it.

Martin says he’s looking for more experience leaders and will start developing the database.