Nick Lynch

Nick Lynch
Director

Kōmaru is run by Nick Lynch, an Outdoor Pursuits and RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Instructor with over 20 years’ experience. Before setting up the business, Nick ran a successful watersports centre that operated as a community-based social enterprise. In his career to date he has successfully trained around 20,000 people.
Nick’s previous career began in the Army and later involved teaching climbing and watersports at an outdoor pursuits centre in North Wales. He is an operational member of his local mountain rescue team.

Nick is a qualified ‘master’ performance coach, NVQ Assessor in Outdoor Education and First Aid Instructor, as well as holding instructor qualifications in a range of watersports and land-based outdoor pursuits.

Perry McGee

Perry McGee
Tracking Expert

Perry McGee founded the internationally-acclaimed National Tracking School in North Yorkshire and is in demand worldwide as an expert instructor. He provides professional tracking and survival services, courses and professional consultancy.

A former police detective, Perry has over 40 years’ experience in tracking and the survival industry and literally follows in the footsteps of his legendary father, survival expert Eddie McGee. Through the National Tracking School, he has connections with a wide network of law enforcement and other agencies, including the military.

Perry co-authored the Advanced Tracking Handbook and has spent the last five years updating and adding to one of his father’s famous survival books, ‘No Need to Die’. He works with Kōmaru to provide master-classes in tracking, and bespoke events for groups.

Bruce Stanley

Bruce Stanley
Nature Connection Pioneer

Bruce is a leadership coach, specialising in positive psychology, and a nature connection pioneer with 20 years’ experience using nature as a living classroom. He lives in the hidden wilderness of the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales where he grows wild and herbal teas in a permaculture forest garden with his wife for the UK’s first truly local tea business. When he’s not doing that he’s pioneering a world-wide nature connection movement that sees groups of people coming together to explore what creation has to say.

Bruce delivers three specialist master-classes for Kōmaru: Wild foods, natural medicine and other hedgerow resources; Landscape reading and natural navigation; and Nature connection and rediscovering enchantment.

Lewis Herridge

Lewis Herridge
Primitive Skills Expert

Lewis specialises in youth development and fun in an outdoors setting. He leads and assesses Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expeditions and leads residential school trips that involve climbing, raft building, high ropes and trekking. He has travelled to some of the most remote parts of the world and leads multi week overseas trips.

He is a recognised expert in ancient primitive skills and supports Kōmaru by providing master-classes in friction firelighting, cord-making from nettles and shelter building.

Lewis has a degree in Outdoor Activities Management and is qualified in multi-pitch climbing techniques and rope skills up to an MIA standard. He is an MLT Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing instructor, as well as being qualified in woodland survival skills, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving and emergency first aid.