We have spent our lives immersed in the outdoors and wish to share that experience with you.
MEET THE TEAM
CEO & Wilderness Guide
Eliza, the visionary behind RVIVAL, is not only a Wilderness Guide, Survivalist, and Chef, but also a passionate advocate for traditional skills and community empowerment. Always immersed in wild locations, pushing her instincts and survival skills to the limit, Eliza's driving force lies in helping others unlock their primitive practicalities and reconnect with the natural world.
Her extraordinary adventures have taken her across diverse landscapes. Eliza has led ski expeditions through the remote reaches of the Arctic and ventured into the depths of the Panamanian Chagres Jungle. She has traversed the Scottish Highlands with a pack pony, embarked on solo treks from coast to coast across North America's untamed wilderness, and sailed the vast expanse of the world's oceans.
Throughout her journey, Eliza recognized the value of traditional skills and the importance of engaging with local communities. By collaborating with local teams who are at the forefront of protecting the wilder places that still remain, she is foreging a bridge between disconnected individuals and the natural world, guiding them towards a more sustainable future. Eliza understands that nurturing this connection is essential for building a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature.
As the founder of RVIVAL, Eliza's vision is to reignite society's appreciation for traditional skills and empower individuals to reconnect with nature. By creating immersive experiences and collaborating with local communities and estates, she provides a pathway for others to navigate towards a more sustainable future. Eliza's commitment to bridging the gap between a disconnected world and the natural environment is the cornerstone of RVIVAL's mission.
With her expertise, passion, and unwavering dedication, Eliza has created a platform where individuals can rediscover the timeless wisdom of traditional skills, reconnect with nature, and navigate the pathway to a more sustainable future. Her work embodies the belief that by fostering a deep connection with the natural world, we can pave the way for a more balanced and harmonious existence. Through RVIVAL, Eliza provides the tools and experiences necessary to bridge the gap and guide others towards a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow.
A Commissioned Officer of the elite Royal Marines, Mike brings his wealth of experience in outdoor and adventurous training to the RVIVAL team. With a lifelong passion for the outdoors, Mike has dedicated his entire working life to serving in the Royal Marines, commanding Commando training in the UK. His leadership has inspired young men and women to challenge their limits and embrace a journey of self-discovery, replacing the word 'can't' with the empowering word 'can.'
After a remarkable career in public service, Mike recently concluded his final role as a Diplomat in Southern Africa. During his tenure, he emerged as one of the United Kingdom's foremost experts in fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, earning international acclaim for his groundbreaking work. Recognizing his exceptional contributions, Mike was honored with an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Mike Geldard's extraordinary accomplishments and expertise serve as a testament to his unwavering dedication to the principles of outdoor training and the transformative power of nature. As a valued member of the RVIVAL team, Mike brings his wealth of knowledge and leadership to guide and inspire others on their own journey of self-discovery, pushing the boundaries of what they believe is possible. His exceptional career and international recognition highlight his unwavering commitment to excellence and his profound understanding of the vital connection between humanity and the natural world.
Performance & Optimisation Coach. Wilderness Specialist
Having spent the last 10 years in the British Army, Jim brings his exceptional skills and leadership experience to the RVIVAL team. Throughout his military career, Jim has embarked on operational deployments and served as an instructor at the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the foremost center for leadership training. Alongside his military commitments, Jim has nurtured a deep passion for the great outdoors, establishing himself as an avid skimountaineer.
Driven by his unwavering love for the wilderness, Jim has pushed his physical and mental limits through numerous ultra-marathons and embarked on an extraordinary adventure as a Husky Dog Sled Guide deep within the Arctic Circle. Over the course of 15 years, he has dedicated himself to honing his outdoor skills, allowing him to navigate the most challenging environments with confidence and expertise.
With a vast wealth of experience and an unrelenting passion for adventure, Jim is committed to providing his clients with unforgettable journeys. Whether it's conquering rugged terrains, summiting majestic peaks, or exploring remote wilderness, Jim's dedication to crafting remarkable experiences shines through. His extensive knowledge and unwavering enthusiasm for the outdoors make him an invaluable member of the RVIVAL team, ready to guide and inspire others on their own unforgettable journeys of self-discovery.
Performance & Optimisation Coach. Wilderness Specialist
Meet Alex Gay, the wilderness specialist of the RVIVAL team. With an impressive background in the British Army's elite Special Forces, Alex has dedicated the past decade to leading operations across the globe. Throughout his extensive military service, he has honed his bushcraft skills, spending countless years in the field perfecting his expertise.
Living out of the back of vehicles, including tanks, and carrying only what he can fit on his back, Alex has become a master of adapting to the wilderness. His insatiable thirst for adventure has taken him on incredible journeys, from cycling across the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand to trekking through the majestic Himalayas and camping amidst the vast African Savannah.
Throughout his worldwide travels, Alex has not only embraced the thrill of exploration but has also absorbed invaluable knowledge and techniques on how to thrive comfortably in the great outdoors. His vast array of experiences has equipped him with a diverse skill set that he eagerly shares with others.
As the RVIVAL team's wilderness specialist, Alex brings his wealth of expertise and passion for the outdoors to guide and inspire others. Whether it's teaching essential survival skills, sharing tips for comfortable outdoor living, or leading expeditions into uncharted territories, Alex's unwavering commitment to the wilderness and his dedication to helping others unlock their full potential make him an indispensable asset to the RVIVAL team.
As a company advisor and integral member of the RVIVAL team, Chris Gledard brings a unique blend of corporate expertise and a deep passion for experiential travel and extreme sports. Throughout his impressive career as a global corporate technologist and consultant to banks, Chris managed to balance his professional commitments with his insatiable thirst for adventure.
With 27 years of industry experience and holding the position of CEO of a UK subsidiary, Chris made a pivotal decision in 2017 to leave the corporate environment behind and focus wholeheartedly on eventing, expeditioning, and global travel. This bold step allowed him to fully immerse himself in thrilling experiences and explore the far corners of the world.
Chris's journey has taken him to captivating destinations in the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Europe, where he has embarked on overland journeys, exhilarating rallies, and the adrenaline-pumping sport of kite surfing. By embracing these adventurous pursuits, Chris has not only expanded his horizons but also tapped into the transformative power of pushing boundaries and embracing the unknown.
With his vast knowledge of the corporate world and his unwavering passion for extraordinary experiences, Chris Gledard serves as a valuable advisor to the RVIVAL team. His unique perspective and expertise contribute to the team's vision of inspiring individuals to step outside their comfort zones and embark on thrilling adventures. Chris's journey of self-discovery, combined with his invaluable insights, make him an indispensable asset in shaping RVIVAL's mission to redefine the possibilities of experiential travel.
Meet Tom Byrom, a seasoned and passionate chef with over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. Tom's journey began in the world of fine dining at The Angel Inn at Hetton, where he laid the foundation for his remarkable career. He then continued to refine his skills at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, Northcote Manor in Lancashire, where he quickly rose to the position of sous chef at the young age of 20.
Driven by an insatiable desire to expand his culinary repertoire, Tom embarked on a transformative journey to Australia, where he spent six years honing his craft. During his time there, he embraced new-age style cuisine and innovative techniques, stepping away from the classical French background that had shaped his earlier experiences.
As a valued member of the RVIVAL team, Tom has channeled his culinary expertise and passion for outdoor adventure. With a focus on fire pit cooking, he has mastered the art of creating incredible flavor combinations, infused with flair and a sense of fun, all while utilizing seasonal and locally sourced produce. Tom's commitment to elevating the outdoor dining experience brings a unique and tantalizing culinary dimension to the RVIVAL ethos.
With his wealth of experience and unwavering dedication to his craft, Tom Byrom seamlessly blends his culinary prowess with the thrill of the great outdoors as part of the RVIVAL team. His expertise and creativity ensure that every meal becomes an unforgettable experience, immersing guests in the beauty of nature while savoring the finest flavors that the season has to offer.
Meet Kieran Creevy, an exceptional expedition and private chef, as well as an experienced International Mountain Leader. With over 20 years of culinary expertise and leadership experience in diverse terrains and climates across the globe, Kieran's culinary journey intertwines seamlessly with the spirit of RVIVAL.
Throughout his remarkable career, Kieran has crafted unforgettable dining experiences in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations. From preparing a six-course tasting dinner with perfectly matched wines in a basecamp tent to crafting homemade pumpkin and sage gnocchi with wild boar râgu at an overnight snowhole camp in the Italian Alps, and serving reindeer loin with smoked beetroot, skyr, and pine needle salt in the Arctic, his culinary creativity knows no bounds.
Having been taught the art of cooking by his father during his school days, Kieran's early exposure to the culinary world proved invaluable as he transitioned into the outdoor arena. Starting as a Mountain Leader and later earning the qualification of International Mountain Leader, Kieran's exploration of different cuisines expanded during his work as an instructor, trekking guide, and expedition chef in various countries.
From North African tajines, Middle Eastern delicacies, and Andean ceviches to Himalayan curries and a plethora of diverse dishes, Kieran's culinary repertoire encompasses a rich tapestry of global flavors.
However, it was during a ski touring expedition in the Finnish Arctic that Kieran had a true epiphany. As he savored a table laden with spiced fish soup, root vegetable salad, and a Thai-style risotto, another mountaineering instructor suggested that Kieran share his knowledge and teach others how to create exceptional meals in the mountains.
Since that moment, Kieran has gone on to create gourmet outdoor recipes for individual clients, outdoor brands, and adventure publications. His culinary talents have graced high-end ski chalets, private homes, and backcountry cooking workshops for renowned organizations such as The North Face, Marmot UK, Lowe Alpine, Rab, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Kendal Mountain Festival.
As a valuable member of the RVIVAL team, Kieran Creevy brings his unrivaled culinary skills and passion for the outdoors to create extraordinary dining experiences. Through his exquisite creations and expert guidance, he enhances the RVIVAL ethos, blending the thrill of outdoor adventures with the delight of gourmet cuisine, inspiring others to savor the flavors of nature in unforgettable ways.
Head of Well-being
Nicole, an advocate for ancient wisdom and holistic well-being, leads RVIVAL's 'Wellbeing' focus.
With a background in business, she boldly shifted her career to study and practice mental and physical well-being, recognizing their essential role in lasting wellness.
As a professional Yoga Teacher, specialising in breathwork and meditation, Nicole guides individuals to discover their inner wildness through nature-based practices. She believes in the transformative power of these practices for sustainable well-being and true happiness.
Nicole's dedication and belief in yoga, breathwork, meditation, and nature's influence make her a valuable leader at RVIVAL.
Under her guidance, RVIVAL integrates ancient wisdom into modern lifestyles, empowering individuals to tap into their inner wisdom and achieve balance in mind, body, and spirit for lasting well-being.
Cold Water and Ice Swimming Coach
An exceptional cold water and ice swimming coach who thrives on her deep connection with the outdoors. With an unwavering passion for the natural world, Gilly is driven to inspire others to embrace the wonders of cold water and find their place within it as part of the RVIVAL team.
For over two decades, Gilly has dedicated herself to the outdoor industry, exploring the globe in search of thrilling adventures and forging profound connections within the realms of rock climbing and cold water exploration. Nature is not only her profession but also her personal sanctuary, fueling her desire to share its transformative power with others.
With more than eight years of experience in ice swimming, Gilly has competed in national and international winter swimming events. Her expertise is backed by qualifications as a cold water swim coach and open water lifeguard. Gilly's remarkable journey as a coach, presenter, and speaker has led her to feature in numerous films, documentaries, and publications, where she eloquently speaks about the profound impact of cold water on well-being and the cultivation of stillness in both mind and body.
Gilly's coaching has touched the lives of clients from all corners of the globe, ranging from CEOs to charitable organizations, from award-winning publications to film crews. Her warm and welcoming approach has nurtured powerful communities of change within this field. She firmly believes that the path to happiness can be found in nature, and she has guided thousands of individuals, regardless of ability, gender, or size, to discover their own sense of belonging in the great outdoors.
When she's not submerged in the water or scaling cliffs with optional ice axes in hand, you can find Gilly in her studio, skillfully illustrating with a dip pen for publications and private commissions. She also has a penchant for hiking barefoot, sourcing the finest coffee beans for her next expedition, and beachcombing with her feline companion. Gilly McArthur is a true inspiration, sharing her expertise, love for nature, and zest for life as an invaluable member of the RVIVAL team.
Wilderness Fitness Coach
Yas's expertise and passion for movement in the outdoors make her a valuable asset to the RVIVAL team. With a background in skiing and coaching, she brings a deep understanding of backcountry exploration and the freedom it offers.
Through WildernessFit retreats, Yas has developed a unique approach to fitness, utilizing the natural landscape as a gym and making outdoor workouts accessible to all fitness levels. This aligns perfectly with RVIVAL's mission to help individuals reconnect with the wild and lead purpose-driven experiences.
Furthermore, Yas's personal journey through tough mental times has led to the realization of the profound impact of fresh air, exercise, and the outdoors on mental well-being.
By combining her personal training expertise with a nurturing and welcoming hosting approach, Yas creates an atmosphere where individuals can feel at home and open up about various aspects of life. This ability to facilitate meaningful connections aligns with RVIVAL's goal of unifying luxury, sustainability, and personal growth in the wild settings we offer.
With her diverse skill set, genuine passion for the outdoors, and dedication to fostering a positive environment, Yas contributes to RVIVAL's mission of reconnecting individuals with the wild, and promoting well-being and sustainability in the outdoors.
An esteemed calisthenics coach and a vital member of the RVIVAL team, Harry is dedicated to transforming lives through outdoor training. With his expertise and unwavering commitment to physical performance, Harry has helped numerous individuals harness the power of calisthenics to achieve their health and performance goals.
As a firm believer in the potential of the human body and the boundless opportunities that nature provides, Harry takes an innovative approach to fitness. He understands that the great outdoors can serve as the perfect training ground, offering a diverse range of environments and obstacles that challenge both the body and the mind. By embracing the elements and utilizing bodyweight exercises, Harry empowers his clients to break free from the confines of a traditional gym setting and unlock their true potential.
As the founder of Calisthenics Compounds (www.calisthenicscompounds.com), Harry has cultivated a supportive community centered around functional training. His platform serves as a valuable resource for fitness enthusiasts looking to explore the world of calisthenics and make the most of their surroundings. Through insightful articles, comprehensive training programs, and engaging social media content, Harry strives to inspire individuals to integrate calisthenics into their everyday lives.
One of Harry's key focuses is preparing adventurers and explorers for their exhilarating journeys. He firmly believes that calisthenics is the ideal training method for those seeking to conquer expeditions and embrace outdoor adventures. By developing strength, agility, and endurance through bodyweight exercises, Harry's clients are better equipped to navigate treacherous terrains, withstand demanding physical challenges, and savor the remarkable experiences that await them.
With a wealth of experience and a relentless passion for Calisthenics, Harry Baldwin stands as a beacon of inspiration for fitness enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts alike. He continues to push boundaries and redefine what is possible in the realm of fitness. Harry's dedication to calisthenics and his unwavering belief in the power of the outdoors have transformed the lives of countless individuals, empowering them to embark on extraordinary expeditions and adventures with newfound strength and confidence.
Lizzie Graham, an extraordinary wilderness horse guide, published travel writer, and intrepid adventurer, brings her unparalleled expertise and passion for the outdoors to the RVIVAL team. After years of traversing the globe and exploring remote corners of the world, Lizzie found her sanctuary in Mallorca, where she established a remote off-grid eco finca in the heart of the breathtaking Llevant natural park.
At her eco finca, Lizzie hosts a range of captivating experiences, including wilderness horseback adventures, back-to-basics wellness retreats, wild medicine workshops, and leadership and team-building activities. Trained by the traditional Mallorquin horsemen of Naturacavall, she has emerged as a formidable leader and wilderness guide, leveraging her deep connection with horses to facilitate transformative experiences.
Together with the Naturacavall team, Lizzie has dedicated herself to rescuing horses from dire circumstances, giving them a new lease on life to run freely with their herd. Through her horseback journeys and nature explorations, Lizzie guides individuals to connect with and follow their instincts, tap into their innate energy, and discover direction and focus for their future endeavors.
Lizzie's commitment to helping people forge profound connections with horses and the natural world aligns perfectly with the RVIVAL ethos. By facilitating transformative experiences in the wilderness, she empowers individuals to harness their true potential, develop their intuition, and gain a renewed sense of purpose.
As a cherished member of the RVIVAL team, Lizzie Graham embodies the spirit of adventure and offers invaluable guidance to those seeking to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. Her unique blend of expertise as a wilderness horse guide, published travel writer, and compassionate leader enriches the RVIVAL community and invites individuals to embark on transformative journeys of self-discovery.
MANDA J BEAVER
Remote Medicine Specialist
Expedition & Marine
Manda, an exceptional and multi-talented individual, brings a diverse range of expertise to the RVIVAL team. Throughout her remarkable career, she has skillfully balanced roles in yachting, nursing, coaching, and sailing, crafting a unique skill set that merges the worlds of healthcare and adventure.
With over 15 years of experience, Manda specialized in emergency, rural, and remote nursing, honing her skills in challenging environments. As she sailed through Asia and the Pacific, she pursued her passion for learning by achieving a Masters in International and Public Health. Using Mallorca as her base, Manda has traversed the globe, teaching courses on Medical Care Onboard Ships, nursing in remote settings, coaching, and sailing.
Manda's passion lies in yacht racing, and she has competed in a variety of regattas, from J24 Worlds to prestigious events featuring Maxis and the legendary J Class. For the past 15 years, she has dedicated herself to racing Superyachts, channeling her love for the sport into extraordinary experiences.
Devastated by the loss of life and injuries in the yachting industry, Manda delved into research and recognized the need for Superyacht Medicine to play a significant role in marine medicine. Driven to be at the forefront of this movement, she utilizes evidence-based practice to create real-life scenarios and practical skills in her training. Her focus on understanding the specific needs of the Superyacht industry and high-performance yachting sets her apart in the field.
In addition to her work in the yachting world, Manda serves as a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania's School of Medicine. Her expertise leads her to spearhead the Medical Care Offshore and Inland Waters program while contributing to courses on Extreme Sports Medicine and Medicine in Harsh Environments. Manda's dedication to sharing knowledge extends beyond medicine, as she is also a leadership coach, speaker, and author specializing in adventure, expedition, and remote retreat preparation.
When Manda isn't on board one of the world's greatest Superyachts, you'll find her kite surfing alongside her husband, exploring the mountains on horseback, hiking with her dogs, or deepening her understanding of medicine and leadership by the pool. Her boundless energy, expertise, and commitment to fostering safety and well-being in the yachting industry make her an invaluable member of the RVIVAL team.
Falconer & Wilderness Guide
Meet Nigel, our esteemed falconry expert, whose unwavering passion has driven him to pioneer groundbreaking work with multiple raptor species. As a published author with over 20 years of experience, Nigel has become an expert in guiding individuals towards tasting true freedom and escaping the modern world, reconnecting them with the wonders of the natural realm.
Nigel's definition of the art of falconry lies in flying his birds as close to their natural wild state as possible. By witnessing one of humanity's oldest alliances with the animal kingdom, he provides a unique opportunity for individuals to experience the profound bond between humans and raptors.
With a rich background that includes serving in the British Army Infantry and 25 years as a firefighter in the Technical Rescue Unit, Nigel embodies enthusiasm for human flight. From speed-flying and base jumping to cross-country vol biv paragliding in the Alps, he has fearlessly explored the exhilarating realm of flight. Nigel has even taken his passion a step further by paragliding alongside his raptors, a practice known as parahawking. Through these extraordinary experiences, he has gained valuable insights and gathered worldwide nature watching trips, enabling him to convey the crucial message of conservation.
As a cherished member of the RVIVAL team, Nigel brings his wealth of expertise and his unwavering commitment to conservation. His pioneering work in falconry, combined with his extensive knowledge of nature and flight, enhances the RVIVAL experience and allows individuals to reconnect with the natural world while embracing the vital message of environmental preservation. Nigel's remarkable journey and his dedication to fostering a deep connection between humans and the animal kingdom make him an invaluable asset within the RVIVAL family.
Mountain Guide & Remote Ropes Expert
George, a proud native of Scotland, has always been drawn to the great outdoors. With a distinguished background as a former Sergeant with the Royal Marines, specializing as a Mountain Leader, George brings over a decade of experience in planning and executing training exercises and leading operations in mountainous and cold weather environments worldwide.
Having carved out a successful career as a freelance mountaineer, George's expertise extends to various disciplines. He is a certified wilderness medic, a qualified Winter and Summer Mountain Leader, a Rock Climbing Instructor, and a Nordic Ski Coach. His comprehensive skill set allows him to navigate diverse terrains and offer invaluable guidance to those seeking to explore the wilderness.
As a passionate advocate for the physical and cognitive benefits of the natural world, George genuinely enjoys supporting individuals who are ready to step out of their comfort zones. With his natural ability to build confidence and effectively share knowledge, he guides others on a journey of self-discovery, helping them identify areas where their skills can be honed to safely explore the wilderness.
George's commitment to creating a supportive and empowering environment aligns perfectly with the RVIVAL ethos. His deep passion for the outdoors, combined with his extensive experience as a leader, allows him to guide individuals towards unlocking their full potential. Whether it's conquering mountains, honing wilderness survival skills, or venturing into uncharted territory, George's expertise and unwavering support make him an invaluable member of the RVIVAL team.
Professional Waterman, Freediver and Spearfisherman
Introducing Dave Ibby, a true waterman and expert in spearfishing, free diving, and coastal foraging. With his deep connection to the ocean and a wealth of expertise in these pursuits, Dave brings a unique perspective to the RVIVAL team, offering transformative experiences that immerse individuals in the bounty of the coastal environment.
As a sponsored spearfisherman, Dave has honed his skills to perfection, navigating the depths of the ocean to harvest its treasures sustainably. His profound understanding of marine ecosystems and his ability to move effortlessly underwater allow him to connect with the natural world in a truly extraordinary way.
Beyond spearfishing, Dave's expertise extends to free diving, a discipline that enables him to explore the underwater realm with grace and ease. His mastery of breath-holding techniques and the art of underwater exploration provides individuals with an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonders of the sea.
Dave's passion for coastal foraging further deepens his connection to the natural world. With an intimate knowledge of coastal ecosystems, he skillfully identifies edible plants, shellfish, and other resources, allowing individuals to learn the art of sustenance from the coastal environment.
As a cherished member of the RVIVAL team, Dave Ibby combines his expertise as a waterman in spearfishing, free diving, and coastal foraging to offer transformative experiences that reconnect individuals with the ocean's abundance. Through his guidance and instruction, he enables others to cultivate skills in sustainable harvesting, uncover hidden coastal treasures, and forge a profound connection with the marine world.
With Dave's unwavering passion, extensive knowledge, and deep reverence for the ocean, RVIVAL participants are invited to embark on unforgettable journeys that celebrate the bounty of the coastal environment. Whether it's diving into the depths, exploring the shoreline, or discovering the culinary delights of the sea, Dave's expertise and commitment to sustainable practices ensure an enriching and immersive experience for all who venture with RVIVAL.
TOM & FlO LLOYD
Horseman & Pack Pony Specialists
Tom Lloyd, the proud owner of the Hades Hill herd of Fell ponies, continues a legacy established by his father, Walter Lloyd, back in 1957. From a young age, Tom has embarked on incredible journeys with his beloved Fell ponies, cultivating a deep appreciation for the finer details of the natural world and the art of slow, mindful travel. In 1995, he undertook an extraordinary adventure, driving a pair of ponies the length of England and back, which further fueled his passion for exploration and connection with the wilderness.
Recognizing the unique benefits of traveling with pack ponies, Tom expanded his horizons in 2010 and began embarking on multiday pack pony treks. This traditional method of travel not only allows adventurers to slow down and tune into their natural surroundings at the gentle pace of the ponies but also offers the luxury of having their load carried, providing a sense of freedom and ease as they navigate remote locations with additional supplies and equipment.
In 2019, Tom established Fell Pony Adventures, offering bespoke wild camping pack pony treks that delve deep into the heart of nature. These transformative experiences enable participants to immerse themselves in the beauty of the outdoors while forging a profound connection with the ponies and the land they traverse. By embracing the traditional art of pack pony travel, individuals can relish in the luxury of carrying less and accessing remote locations that may have otherwise been challenging to reach.
Beyond their equestrian pursuits, Tom is also an award-winning filmmaker and podcaster, capturing and sharing captivating stories from their journeys. Meanwhile, Flo, an accomplished equestrian, brings her passion and expertise to the team, having recently completed a National Diploma in Equine Management and making her mark in the British Carriage Driving Junior Championships.
The collective knowledge and experience of Tom and Flo Lloyd make them invaluable members of the RVIVAL team. Their deep connection with Fell ponies, coupled with their dedication to slow travel and appreciation for the natural world, align perfectly with the RVIVAL ethos of savoring the finer details, accessing remote locations, and luxuriating in the timeless tradition of pack pony travel. Through their offerings, Tom and Flo invite individuals to embark on transformative multiday adventures, allowing them to rediscover the joy of a slower pace and immerse themselves in the beauty of the wilderness.
Craftsman - Brechfa knives
Mic, the skilled craftsman of the RVIVAL team, is a dedicated artisan who practices his craft from a meticulously designed workshop. With an unwavering love and profound respect for his craft and the materials he works with, Mic pours his time and expertise into every piece he creates. In the realm of knife making, he is renowned for his commitment to handcrafting each blade, never compromising on quality or rushing the process.
Mic's journey is one fueled by unwavering dedication to his craft and a hunger for constant learning. He understands that mastery is a lifelong pursuit, and he embraces every opportunity to expand his knowledge and refine his skills. It is this relentless pursuit of excellence that drives him forward, pushing the boundaries of his craftsmanship with each new creation.
What sets Mic apart is his deep appreciation for the traditional tools of the trade. He finds immense joy in utilizing age-old implements that were crafted with the same ethos and commitment to craftsmanship that he embodies. These tools serve as a reminder of the enduring legacy of his craft and inspire him every time he steps into his workshop.
With each stroke of his tools and every carefully considered detail, Mic imbues his creations with the essence of his passion and dedication. His work stands as a testament to the profound beauty and functionality that can be achieved through meticulous craftsmanship. As a valued member of the RVIVAL team, Mic's creations contribute to the team's ethos of embracing quality, tradition, and the pursuit of excellence.