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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

Paul Easto

Paul Easto


Co-Founder of the Wilderness Group, Paul is the embodiment of our values – Inspiration, Innovation, Professional and Sustainable.

Meet Paul

Kirsty Duncan

Kirsty Duncan

Trade Sales Manager

Kirsty’s passion for exploring the outdoors and uncovering hidden gems enables her to create amazing personal itineraries across the UK.

Meet Kirsty

Russell Murray

Business Development Manager

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

Meet Russell

Patricia Doe

Ireland General Manager

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

Meet Patricia

Stevie Christie

Head of Adventure

A well known face on the dance floor of every trade show, Stevie is Co-Owner and Head of Adventure at Wilderness.

Meet Stevie

Louise Kavanagh

Louise Kavanagh

Custom Travel Designer

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

Meet Louise

Lizzie Zawinski

Custom Travel Designer

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

Meet Lizzie

Dawn Rainbolt

Dawn Rainbolt

Marketing Executive

American by birth but European in spirit, Irish expert Dawn works with the media, and creates inspiring content for the Wilderness Group.

Meet Dawn

Meike van Krimpen

Content Editor

Hailing from the Netherlands, Meike uses her love of the wilds of the UK to create engaging content for the Wilderness Group.

Meet Meike

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

Best Adventure
Travel Companies
Green Tourism
Gold Approved
Experiential Travel
Leading Green
Tour Operator

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