Meet Your Guides
Meet Your Guides
Kirk Reynolds is a wilderness guide and entrepreneur in the adventure travel industry. In 2003, Kirk started adventure operator Discover Outdoors, helping over 5,000 enthusiasts annually explore the mountains and trails on five continents. Discover Outdoors was sold in 2018 to a travel conglomerate. In 2013, Kirk founded the Discover Outdoors Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing inner-city students in New York City with equal access to nature and outdoor programs. To expand its reach, the Discover Outdoors Foundation was merged with Cat Rock Ventures in 2019. Seeing a growing need for companies and leaders to have meaningful, nature-based experiences, Kirk founded Wilder, the first-ever retreat company to combine the power of experiences set in National Parks and beyond to unite teams, build culture and inspire bold ideas. Kirk has an MBA and serves as an advisor in the adventure travel space and at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
Bruce Eckfeldt is a consultant, coach, author, and speaker on organizational development and performance management. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal with two degrees in Architecture, Bruce transitioned to digital product development early in his career, where he worked as a product strategy consultant for companies such as WebMD, Prada, the Department of Defense, and Motorola. In 2003, he founded Cyrus Innovation, one of the first Lean/Agile consulting firms, and worked with companies such as Boeing, Kaplan Test Prep, Simon & Schuster, Eze Software, and The New York Times on product development and Lean/Agile transformation initiatives. Cyrus was an Inc 5000 honoree for five years in a row and placed #241 on the Inc 500 in 2009. Since selling Cyrus in 2014, Bruce has focused on coaching and advising CEOs and senior leadership teams on growth strategy and leadership development. He also hosts several podcasts on service companies, cannabis, and therapeutic psychedelics.