Business Development & Logisitcs
The Ultimate Outdoorsman
Mike’s role in Churchill Wild is twofold; he oversees the future direction of Churchill Wild and is the Ultimate Outdoorsman His love for all things created led him north after high school to realize his dream of becoming a wilderness guide & outfitter; and realize it he did. Mike is an invaluable asset in the bush. He has paddled, hiked, boated, flown over, dog sledded, snowmobiled, and explored over a hundred thousand square miles of the sub arctic land he loves. Mike is a jack-of-all-trades and master of all. The leadership and management that Mike and Jeanne have provided at the lodges has undoubtedly created the repeat business Churchill Wild is famous for.
CEO, Head Chef, 3rd generation Churchillian
Jeanne is both a CEO with Churchill Wild and an incredible chef. Her cooking skills are legendary, and an invitation to her table is never turned down. Together with her husband Mike, a transplanted prairie dog, they have built what was and still is the first eco lodge on the Hudson Bay. Seal River Heritage Lodge (one of Churchill Wild’s three wilderness lodges) has become THE destination for wildlife enthusiasts from all parts of the globe who are eager to view polar bears, swim with whales, and hike the tundra all while being wined and dined in elegantly arctic fashion.
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Born and raised in Kitimat, BC, a small town nestled among the province’s legendary coastal Mountains, Doreen lived near the ocean and enjoyed sharing the land with the many species of wildlife in the area. Being a heavily wooded area she became accustomed to having to watch out for cougars and bears at every twist in the trail and that may be what made her connect with Churchill Wild.
Living and working in Whitehorse, Yukon and Winnipeg, Manitoba Doreen focused on the fields of accounting, administration and customer service. Doreen is as organized as she is enthusiastic and will ensure that she gives you all the details you require as well as her first hand accounts of Churchill Wild adventures.
Andy MacPherson joined our team in 2007. Living his dream of working in the outdoors has enabled Andy to guide trips as diverse as kayaking with manatees in Belize, stalking musk ox with a camera on the tundra in the Northwest Territories and rafting the Zambezi River. Trained as a professional environmental technician, Andy has worked alongside researchers on boats off the pacific west coast counting fish, slept in Grizzly bear dens and sat on volcanoes to collect Surf Scoter telemetry soundings. Andy excels at making science both simple and spellbinding.
Seeking new experiences, Andy lives to share his adventures and passion for the out of doors ~ whether watching a wolf den, catching crocodiles in mangroves, snorkeling with nurse sharks or stalking polar bears. A career working as a naturalist adventure guide has given Andy the opportunity to meet and share his passion for wildlife and wild places with many amazing people along the way.
Terry Elliott started his guiding career on Vancouver Island in the early 1990’s. When the opportunity came up to work out on “The Barrenlands” of the Canadian Arctic, he jumped at the chance. This turned into a decade long passion where he established his reputation as one of the finest wildlife guides in the industry.
After six years in the jungles of Central America and two years as a grizzly bear guide on the coast of British Columbia, he can’t wait to be back out on the land in this amazing environment.Terry is an accomplished woodworker and photographer. He lives with his wife Kirsten in the log home they built with their two dogs on Vancouver Island.