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Our People

Real People. Real Passion.

The Wilderness Group are a passionate team of in-house travel experts. We know each of our destinations within the UK and Ireland intimately and are committed to providing unforgettable travel experiences and wilderness adventures for your clients.

Meet our in-house trade team who can help you with your questions and queries. Whether you are a custom travel designer, a tour operator or a travel agent, we are here to help build dream adventures and unforgettable holiday experiences across Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales.

Meet the Team

Managing Directors

Paul Easto

Founder/Chief Sustainability Officer

Paul is the embodiment of our values – Inspiration, Innovation, Professional and Sustainable.

Meet Paul

Patricia Doe

Patricia Doe

Ireland Managing Director

Mad keen on running and biking, Patricia leads the team in Ireland and is committed to quality and sustainability.

Meet Patricia

Stevie Christie

Stevie Christie

Scotland Managing Director

A well-known face on the dance floor of every trade show, Stevie is Co-founder and Managing Director in Scotland.

Meet Stevie

Matt Loveland

England Managing Director

Adventurous MD of Wilderness England, merging engineering roots with global adventure expertise for exceptional tours.

Meet Matt

Business Development

Russell Murray

Head of Trade Partnerships

Russell is a multi-lingual, fiddle-playing kayaker and skier with a passion for quality as well as good food and drink.

Meet Russell

Dani Zammit

Business Development Coordinator

Meet Dani, an Ontario-born adventurer who relocated to Scotland. Horse rider, dog lover and baking aficionado.

Meet Dani

Louise Kavanagh

Sales Manager

From motorcycles to scuba diving, adventure-loving Louise uses her expertise to create exceptional experiences and unique itineraries.

Meet Louise

Group Travel

Van Carter

Partner Programme Coordinator

You’ll find former Glasgow resident Vanessa now cycling the quiet mountain roads and gravel trails of the Highlands and beyond.

Meet Van

Peter Best

Partner Programme Coordinator

Northern Irish-born Peter found his passion for the outdoors in Scotland’s Cairngorms and now loves creating memorable holidays.

Meet Peter

James Randall

Partner Programme Coordinator

Ocean-loving James has left the rolling South Downs behind to bike amidst the punchy climbs of the northern Lake District.

Meet James

Maud Hennessy

Partner Programme Coordinator

Maud is a detail-oriented explorer, crafting unique adventures with a penchant for off-the-beaten-path discoveries.

Meet Maud

Private Travel

Lizzie Zawinski

Senior Custom Trip Designer

Adventure enthusiast Lizzie uses her knowledge and expertise to create amazing experiences and one-of-a-kind trips for your clients.

Meet Lizzie

Jade Lawson

Senior Custom Trip Designer

Yorkshire lass Jade is back in the UK after exploring the world – she knows there really is no place like home.

Meet Jade

Lucy Cascarina

Custom Trip Designer

Lucy loves walks along Cornwall’s breathtaking coastline – ideally followed by fish and chips on the beach.

Meet Lucy

Jillian Suttie

Custom Trip Designer

Originally hailing from Perthshire, Jillian is now based in the Cairngorms and loves exploring the local hills and lochs.

Meet Jillian

Cathriona O’Donnell

Custom Trip Designer

Meet Cathriona O’Donnell, our foodie and beach-loving Sligonian member of the trade & sales team, based in our Ireland office.

Meet Cathriona

Hazel Moran

Custom Trip Designer

Highland native turned world traveller Hazel is an advocate for mountain adventures, Mont Blanc conqueror, and secret cleaning enthusiast.

Meet Hazel

Our Guides


In an international context, our guides are at the very pinnacle of their profession and have been instrumental in setting and leading the adoption of worldwide guide standards. We will carefully select guides for your trips based on your brand values and their skills help the stars align for transformative travel experiences.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve built a team of amazing individuals committed to professionalism and dedicated to enriching travel for your clients. Having our own in-house guiding team means you can count on top-quality trip leadership for your clients. Those who book with us directly agree – 94% of clients award the highest possible score to their guide delivering an average rating of 4.93 out of 5.

The feedback and experience of our guides has helped us to discover new experiences, restaurants and activities and it’s that collaborative approach and deep, intimate, local knowledge that makes us the premier choice for travel in the UK and Ireland.

Award Winning Experiences

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