The Collective

Meet our team guides and other professionals that makes each trip possible.

Mark Nesbitt | Director & Guide

Mark grew up roaming the south shore of Lake Ontario sailing, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, skiing; if it involved the outdoors and cool gear, he was interested.
A renaissance man, he has run a web development company, published several books and other writings, served on church staffs, run an adventure camp, and been a stay at home dad.
Mark and his wife Becky strive to live in intentional community with their friends and neighbors. They have discovered that chairs and food in the backyard lead to great conversations and relationships. Stop by sometime if you are in the area.

Zac Marcengill | Operations & Guide

Born & Raised: Westminster, South Carolina

Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Adventure Kayaking, Backpacking

Passions: Leading Others Into New Cultures, Ending the World’s Clean Water Problem, Sharing My Experience in the Wilderness with the World

Skill Set: Kayaking Instructor, Wilderness Medicine Instructor, Operation Management, Planning and Logistics

Zac was born and raised in the foothills of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountain range. As a boy it was hard to keep him indoors as he spent most of his time in the wooded areas of his grandfather’s property fishing, hunting and damming up creeks to make swimming holes. Zac is a natural outdoorsman, adventure seeker, expedition leader and creative. His greatest desire is to spread truth, hope and love while guiding others into awareness of who they are, who God is and into a better understanding of the world around them.

Jeremy Stanley | Adventure Film Executive Director

Jeremy is a storyteller at heart. Whether in the Hollywood Hills or a leper colony on the coast of Kenya, everyone has a story to tell. Having spent many years in the film & television industry in Los Angeles, Jeremy now calls New York City his home. He has worked on stories & productions big & small; from logistics & coordination on the Emmy award winning television show The Amazing Race, to the production department on big budget Hollywood blockbusters, such as Transformers; to producing, directing, filming & editing socially conscious pieces for Non-Profit & Non-Governmental organizations around the world.