Fast forward some years, and things slowly started to come together.
In 2016 I was named a finalist for National Geographic Wild’s Wild To Inspire film contest for my work in conservation media. Later that year I founded Project:Conservation — a nonprofit media organization dedicated to raising awareness about pressing global conservation issues.
Come spring of the following year I had completed my second master’s degree — this time in conservation-focused biology — and soon after I knew it was time to start connecting the dots… That’s when my initial ideas for Mar Gone Wild were born.
In early 2017, my fiancé, Zander, and I relocated to South Africa — the birthplace of Mar Gone Wild (figuratively and literally). After arriving (and with no prior plans to do so) we bought ourselves an old Land Rover, fixed her up, and started planning an epic road trip across Africa.
On February 15th, 2018, I officially launched MarGoneWild.com from the rooftop tent of our new home. After that, we set off on a wild 6-month long road trip across Africa with the mission to discover authentic and sustainable wildlife-inspired experiences and I, of course, plan to share all about the amazing people, places, and projects I encounter along the way. . .
<< I’ll be on the road in Africa until August 2018, so my ability to regularly put out blog posts and videos will be limited until then (but I’ll try my best to keep Mar Gone Wild updated)! In the meantime, you’re welcome to follow my adventures on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK. >>