MEET THE TEAM
Want to see who you will be guiding you on your next trip with us? Us BornWilders are adventurers and explorers. With our combined skill set, and broad range of travel, we make your experience with BornWild impactful and unforgettable. See our team here!
Lauren is a long distance backpacker, and a licensed NY state hiking and camping guide. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016 and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017, she returned to Brooklyn, where she currently resides. As an ultra runner and a graduate student pursuing her masters in Art Therapy, Lauren believes that nature is a powerful space for physical challenges, as well as emotional healing. She is passionate about empowering others to explore all of the natural beauty that New York has to offer, while living by the Leave No Trace principles and always keeping conservation in mind.
Hendrix Tour guide
Our music extraordinaire Jason, leads our Jimi Hendrix Walking Tour. Jason grew up in the South East area in London, UK. He has spent the last 17 years living in the New York. A music fan and a musician, he has worked in recording studios and played in bands. Jason graduated with honors in History from Kent University, Canterbury.
Lead Guide + Team building expert
Brad is a licensed NY State Outdoor Guide for hiking, camping, and boating. He also holds professional qualifications in Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Safety. He is an Adirondack 46er and a member of the Catskill 3500 Club. Brad has lived all over the world and when he isn’t globe trotting from country to country, he is also an expert at team-building too.
Main Image: Jasper van der Meij
Business Development assistant + graphic designer
A licensed civil engineer who graduated with cum laude. MJ’s expertise doesn’t just involve numbers, she also has wide experience in graphic design and business development. Not only does she have an eye for details, but she is also an avid traveler and loves taking snaps along the way. She is lead guitarist of an all-girl band and her love for the arts and expertise brings BornWild to greater heights.