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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

Vanessa 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 Vanessa

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

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

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 Sales Manager

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

Meet Louise

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

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

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

Alex Boag-Wyllie

Marketing Assistant

Keen local tourist Alex is excited to share her stories from (almost) every corner of the UK… just don’t bring oat biscuits!

Meet Alex

Meike van Krimpen

Content Manager

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

Meet Meike

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

Ross Keddie

Marketing Assistant

Having learned the ropes in Lochaber, Ross is now excited to get to grips with a new selection of cracking crags and scenic spots.

Meet Ross

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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Green Tourism
Gold Approved
Experiential Travel
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