Mark Hutchinson is the founder of WildArk. His childhood consisted of riding horses, mustering sheep, and fly fishing in Australia. After he graduated high school he drove all over Africa. By the time he reached 22 he had the inspiration to create a company he called UNTAMED. This eventually became a training and ecotourism business called Avana. In 2013 Mr. Hutchinson sold the business to a public company and they failed. He reconnected with his passion for wildlife in 2015 and became involved with WildArk with his focus on the preservation of the ecosystems of the world. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/
Mark Hutchinson spent his childhood in Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales. When he was eight his father permanently relocated them to Sydney. The outback has always held an allure for Mr. Hutchinson. It was during his time in the North Territory that the idea of a wilderness company first occurred to him. He enrolled at the University in Sydney and earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics. His schooling combined with his experience gave him the confidence he needed to build his dream business. Learn more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/good-weekend/save-the-elephants-how-we-turned-a-corner-on-the-ivory-trade-20170516-gw5so2.html
Mark Hutchinson’s vision for UNTAMED was to help people explore the glory of mother nature. His passion was hosting the individuals who had seen every luxury the world had to offer but had lost their connection with nature. He was consistently amazed at how regular city residents, billionaires, and people who actually spent their childhoods in the bush reacted to nature. Learn more: http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/
The entire life of Mark Hutchinson has been spent engulfed within the bush. As a wilderness advocate he has been passionate in his beliefs. He possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and his love of adventure has enabled him to provide an educational experience regarding the wild to the world. He strives to protect the planet so it can be enjoyed by the generations of the future.
The time Mark Hutchinson spent in Northern Australia as a jackaroo and his adventures driving through Africa were responsible for the creation of UNTAMED. He met EcoTraining’s Anton Lategan during this period in time and they became partners. They offered training to help the local guides and eco-conscious travelers in Australia’s outback.