Meet the Team
Original Wild has a focus on employing the right kind of people for the right kind of job. We know stepping outside for the first time can be daunting; that’s why we implement a calm, friendly and relaxed approach to instructing.
Our Adventure Team aim to provide you with the best possible experience. Our team employs only the best instructors, uses the latest equipment and doesn’t compromise on quality, safety or fun!
Stay in touch with our adventures by finding us on Instagram @OriginalWild
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After winning the most amount of hours spent on a SUP in his first season with us back in 2020, Laurie has gone on to become a natural paddlesports leader!
Originally a competitive trampolinist, keen surfer and traveller, he wanted a career change. He's now a major part of the OW family with awesome skills and knowledge of Bath & the South West.
Look out for Laurie on the North coast of Devon and on the hills in the Lake District - he's up for seeking adventure in any weather!
Having worked in IT for 10 years prior to OW, Hollie knew that the office life wasn't for her. After settling in Bath and discovering the delights of paddling, she finally followed her dreams of working outdoors!
Hollie has always loved being outside; she went camping a lot as a kid and now enjoys exploring new places on her bike. In her own words, 'I sleep better in a tent than my own bed!'
When she's not working she likes to get away bike touring having built her own bike in her spare time. She can also be regularly found sampling the delights of cold water swimming! 'Come on in, the water may be cold but it's good for you!'
Rachel has worked in outdoor education since 2003 - in our opinion she hasn’t had a ‘real job’ in over 18 years! Her work has taken her all over the world but she has now made Bath her home - an obvious choice!
Rachel is slowly exploring the South West coastline this summer in between Original Wild sessions where she maintains that although she *can* backflip off the SUP, there is no need to prove it…
Outside of work Rachel can be found either on or near a body of water, or on a mountain bike winging it down a steep hill!