OUR TEAM

Our guides are a very important cog in the Wildwire machine, and we are lucky enough to have an amazing bunch of people with some top notch skills and experience working for us!
  • Mark Morrison Lead guide, owner, the boss…

    After working in the outdoor industry for over 25 years as an alpine guide, and industrial abseiler, Mark turned his sights closer to home and developed Wildwire with the vision of creating an exciting adventure operation that is accessible and showcases what he loves so much about Wanaka.

     

  • Laurel Morrison The other boss

    You know what they say – Behind every successful man there is a woman. Meet Laurel Morrison – The other boss.

    Half Kiwi half Canadian, Laurel grew up in Canada climbing, skiing and sea kayak guiding and adventuring on Canada’s west coast. After moving to NZ in 2004 to study New Zealand glaciers, she met Mark in Antarctica and they never looked back.

  • Kate Wolfe Guide

    The calm earth mother of Wildwire!

    Kate was sent kicking and screaming to Wanaka from Hamilton at the age of 16 to finish her schooling at Mount Aspiring College. It didn’t take long for her to develop a love for the mountains, the local people and all the outdoor activities Wanaka has to offer.

  • Marika Gargulak Guide

    Marika grew up in Germany, where she definitely didn’t belong! After escaping her desk job, she became a Winter Tour Guide and took private groups skiing over to the Alps in Austria, Switzerland and France.

  • Sarah Loader Guide

    A REAL LIFE Wanaka local! Sarah hit the ground running after growing up in Wanaka, and hasn’t stopped since! Her love for the outdoors and energy to burn has taken her on many an epic mission, from climbing Mt Fuji in Japan, to iceclimbing in Canada and backcountry mountain biking in New Zealand.

  • Pedro Pimentel Guide

    Pedro was born in Portugal and as he says, he comes from the furthest place he could be from NZ without going to the moon. Pedro has a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering but currently, runs his film production and photography company Pedro Pimentel Visuals here in Wanaka.

  • Michael Rooke (Handsome) Guide

    Michael is one of our original guides from Day 1. The self proclaimed handsome one, extremely modest and full of bad jokes guide. THAT guide. He also thinks he’s a pirate.