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OUR TEAM

We'd love to say we spend our days on location hiking, biking or generally getting our boots dirty, but everyone needs a healthy balance, so we spend plenty of time at the office working hard to create your experiences and adventures too.

The Macs Adventure team is made up our hard-working Destination and Adventure Specialists, who plan and organise our tours, a Product Development Team, who build new adventures and research new and exciting destinations, a Marketing Department who look after the website and our Finance and Office Management teams, who, quite frankly, keep us all in order! At the head of our German, US and UK teams is our Chief Adventure Officer, Neil, who oversees everything and drives new ideas forward.

If you fancy joining us, head on over to our Current Opportunities page and see what possible adventure awaits.

  • Neil Lapping
  • Neil Lapping
  • Neil Lapping
  • Neil Lapping
Neil Lapping
Chief Adventure Officer

I was driven to found Macs Adventure in 2003 by a passion for adventure and active travel. I firmly believe that the very best way to discover a country, its landscape, culture and people is under your own steam.

Neil Lapping
Chief Adventure Officer
  • Craig Dickson
  • Craig Dickson
  • Craig Dickson
  • Craig Dickson
Craig Dickson
Sales

I’m Craig and I have been at Macs Adventure since April 2016. After graduating from university I undertook a ski season in 2012/13. This was meant to be a short-lived 5-month escapade….ever since I have jumped around ski resort to ski resort enjoying what my family have called a ‘gap life’.

Craig Dickson
Sales
  • Caroline Sloan
  • Caroline Sloan
  • Caroline Sloan
  • Caroline Sloan
Caroline Sloan
Sales

Growing up, I always had huge ambitions to see as many parts of the world as possible and after completing my Travel & Tourism degree at University helped in fueling this passion! 

Caroline Sloan
Sales
  • Cara Macaulay
  • Cara Macaulay
  • Cara Macaulay
  • Cara Macaulay
Cara Macaulay
Sales

Hailing from the Western Isles of Scotland, I'm lucky enough to have grown up surrounded by the beautiful beaches and dramatic landscapes our country has to offer. Like many people though, I chose to travel to far-flung destinations to explore other countries and cultures as soon as I graduated from University.

Cara Macaulay
Sales
  • Hamish Adamson
  • Hamish Adamson
  • Hamish Adamson
  • Hamish Adamson
Hamish Adamson
Sales

I grew up in Dumfries and Galloway (one of the most under-explored parts of Scotland in my opinion) and through my Dad, inherited a passion for cycling which meant that my childhood was spent exploring my home region and other parts of Scotland when holidaying at home.

Hamish Adamson
Sales
  • Lauren Thompson
  • Lauren Thompson
  • Lauren Thompson
  • Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson
Sales

I was very lucky to be born to adventure-loving parents in an area of Canada that offers unlimited opportunities for adventure right at your doorstep. I like to joke that I was raised in a canoe but it’s not that far from the truth.

Lauren Thompson
Sales
  • Shaun O'Grady
  • Shaun O'Grady
  • Shaun O'Grady
  • Shaun O'Grady
Shaun O'Grady
Sales

My name is Shaun. I am 25 years old and this is my first job in my homeland for 7 years! A failed golf pro, I ended up moving around England and studying as a Sports Coach at Leeds Beckett University. 

Shaun O'Grady
Sales
  • Lucy Torney
  • Lucy Torney
  • Lucy Torney
  • Lucy Torney
Lucy Torney
Sales

I grew up in Northern Ireland with parents who have always had a passion for travelling which meant that adventure has been engrained in me from an early age.

Lucy Torney
Sales
  • Laura McAlpine
  • Laura McAlpine
  • Laura McAlpine
  • Laura McAlpine
Laura McAlpine
Operations

I have worked in the travel industry for over 9 years. Mainly dealing with accommodation and events, including travel planning for the 2014 commonwealth games in my home-town, Glasgow.

Laura McAlpine
Operations
  • Dan Greenwood
  • Dan Greenwood
  • Dan Greenwood
  • Dan Greenwood
Dan Greenwood
Operations

Originally from a small coastal village in South Wales I grew up surrounded by dramatic landscapes and incredible natural splendour. This fuelled a lifelong passion in wildlife and the great outdoors and I have since travelled around the world in a quest to experience both in equal measure. 

Dan Greenwood
Operations
  • Caroline Black
  • Caroline Black
  • Caroline Black
  • Caroline Black
Caroline Black
Operations

I have been passionate about travel since an early age, spending my childhood travelling to America, Canada, Asia and Europe, I went on to study Travel management at university which gave me great opportunities to work in America and led me to undertake a trip of a lifetime around the world!

Caroline Black
Operations
  • Susan Hartley
  • Susan Hartley
  • Susan Hartley
  • Susan Hartley
Susan Hartley
Operations

Growing up I was lucky enough to travel to some amazing places including USA, Morocco and Australia, but also loved weekends away in Scotland in our trusty caravan and visiting the islands of arran, Mull and Tiree.

Susan Hartley
Operations
  • Gayle Turnbull
  • Gayle Turnbull
  • Gayle Turnbull
  • Gayle Turnbull
Gayle Turnbull
Operations

Having found an interest in travel at an early age I set off travelling after graduating with a degree in Marketing and Tourism in 2001.  I ended up casually working as I travelled, each job allowing me to travel to the next destination.

Gayle Turnbull
Operations
  • Laura Nicholls
  • Laura Nicholls
  • Laura Nicholls
  • Laura Nicholls
Laura Nicholls
Operations

I have spent the last nine years working in the Sail Training Industry, working my way up to Skipper.  I managed youth work voyages on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland and worked with some amazing people over this time. 

Laura Nicholls
Operations
  • Phil Garrow
  • Phil Garrow
  • Phil Garrow
  • Phil Garrow
Phil Garrow
Operations

Being born and raised in Scotland, all of my family holidays were spent traveling around the country, spending long weekends and school holidays in places like the lake district or down on the beautiful coast of Cornwall.

Phil Garrow
Operations
  • Rachel Spink
  • Rachel Spink
  • Rachel Spink
  • Rachel Spink
Rachel Spink
Operations

My passion for travel and adventure came from the wonderful trips and holidays my parents took me on as a child. We visited various different places in Europe, America as well as regular trips around Scotland, to North Uist and Inverness to visit family.

Rachel Spink
Operations
  • Sarah Smith
  • Sarah Smith
  • Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
Operations

I've worked in travel and tourism for over 9 years now and I have been with Macs Adventure since 2014. I love going on holiday and visiting interesting places so there really is no better way to spend my working day, helping our customers plan their adventures to fantastic locations all over the world.< ...

Sarah Smith
Operations
  • Samantha Tod
  • Samantha Tod
  • Samantha Tod
  • Samantha Tod
Samantha Tod
Operations

Growing up in the small village of Comrie in Perthshire, my love of adventure and the outdoors began with exploring the surrounding countryside and family holidays to the West coast which involved a lot of walking, fishing in hill lochs and picnics.

Samantha Tod
Operations
  • Berta Ramos
  • Berta Ramos
  • Berta Ramos
  • Berta Ramos
Berta Ramos
Operations

I arrived in Scotland after living in Italy, Portugal, and Galicia, where I come from. I like to learn about other cultures while being part of the community. I was lucky to be able to do so on several occasions while attending language courses in different parts of the world.

Berta Ramos
Operations
  • Susan Bryers
  • Susan Bryers
  • Susan Bryers
  • Susan Bryers
Susan Bryers
Operations

My love of travel started at a young age, stemming from my parents’ love of holidays, meaning I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time visiting destinations abroad, throughout the UK, and seeing much of my homeland, Scotland.

Susan Bryers
Operations
  • Lucie Charbonnier
  • Lucie Charbonnier
  • Lucie Charbonnier
  • Lucie Charbonnier
Lucie Charbonnier
Operations

I was raised in Clermont-Ferrand which is in Auvergne, a stunning volcanic landscape (where the water Volvic comes from!). After I graduated in Tourism in 2012, I decided to move to Scotland for 6 months with the Leonardo da Vinci program. 

Lucie Charbonnier
Operations
  • Shona McAdam
  • Shona McAdam
  • Shona McAdam
  • Shona McAdam
Shona McAdam
Operations

I was born and raised in Glasgow but absolutely love to travel and have been lucky enough to travel a fair bit.  I love both city breaks and exploring off the beaten path.  

Shona McAdam
Operations
  • Katie Morrison
  • Katie Morrison
  • Katie Morrison
  • Katie Morrison
Katie Morrison
Operations

I have always loved being outdoors and keeping active.  Growing up I spent weekends exploring Scotland and holidays with my family and friends around the UK and Europe.

Katie Morrison
Operations
  • Caitlin Taylor
  • Caitlin Taylor
  • Caitlin Taylor
  • Caitlin Taylor
Caitlin Taylor
Operations

Holidays have always been spent camping in Scotland or snorkelling and adventuring in beautiful sunny countries which encouraged me to study a degree in Outdoor Pursuits Management and graduating this year. 

Caitlin Taylor
Operations
  • Leanne McDonald
  • Leanne McDonald
  • Leanne McDonald
  • Leanne McDonald
Leanne McDonald
Operations

Having come from a travel industry background I have been involved in many aspects, cabin crew, hotel receptionist, travel agent, but to name a few, I have always been drawn to the wonderful world of travel.

Leanne McDonald
Operations
  • Grace Brammer
  • Grace Brammer
  • Grace Brammer
  • Grace Brammer
Grace Brammer
Customer Experience

My love for adventure began from a young age - coming from a large family, most of my childhood was spent outside and going on fun holidays and cycling trips.

Grace Brammer
Customer Experience
  • Benedetta Bonzagni
  • Benedetta Bonzagni
  • Benedetta Bonzagni
  • Benedetta Bonzagni
Benedetta Bonzagni
Operations

I moved to Scotland 6 years ago from Italy with the desire to have new experiences, learn English and meet new people. I have met so many great people and went onto some fantastic adventures. 

Benedetta Bonzagni
Operations
  • Katrina Port
  • Katrina Port
  • Katrina Port
  • Katrina Port
Katrina Port
Operations

I grew up on a croft in the remote West Coast of the Scottish Highlands and developed a love for the mountains, sea and photography from a young age.

Katrina Port
Operations
  • Susanna Thomasson
  • Susanna Thomasson
  • Susanna Thomasson
  • Susanna Thomasson
Susanna Thomasson
Operations

Travelling has always been a huge passion of mine ever since I was a child. My parents used to take my siblings and I on holidays all over Europe from quite a young age, which is something that I am truly grateful for as it ignited the love for exploring new places and meeting new people that I have today.

Susanna Thomasson
Operations
  • Fiona Marshall
  • Fiona Marshall
  • Fiona Marshall
  • Fiona Marshall
Fiona Marshall
Products

I grew up in the English Lake District and always enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, exploring the fells and the valleys.

Fiona Marshall
Products
  • Laura Paterson
  • Laura Paterson
  • Laura Paterson
  • Laura Paterson
Laura Paterson
Products

Passionate about travel, I love nothing more than seeing new places and meeting new people. I have travelled extensively around Asia, Europe and Australia, and wherever possible like to do as much of this overland as possible as believe this is the best way to see a country.

Laura Paterson
Products
  • Sally Thompson
  • Sally Thompson
  • Sally Thompson
  • Sally Thompson
Sally Thompson
Products

I got hooked on travelling when I participated in a homestay to France during my teens. Then in my 20's I went further afield to South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Sally Thompson
Products
  • Sarah Stone
  • Sarah Stone
  • Sarah Stone
  • Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone
Products

My passion for travel and the outdoors grew while I was living abroad as part of my university language studies. I have lived in Germany, France and Switzerland and my favourite thing in the world is to discover new places and cultures and if I can combine this with adventures in the great outdoors then even b ...

Sarah Stone
Products
  • Catherine Allan
  • Catherine Allan
  • Catherine Allan
  • Catherine Allan
Catherine Allan
Products

I was brought up by parents who made the most of being outdoors, and who encouraged me to travel all over Scotland and Europe practically since I could walk for hiking, rock climbing, cycle touring, and skiing.

Catherine Allan
Products
  • Heleen Bosch
  • Heleen Bosch
  • Heleen Bosch
Heleen Bosch
Products

I am Dutch and no, this doesn’t mean I wear wooden shoes, but I do love cycling (and walking) a lot! 

Heleen Bosch
Products
  • Fraser MacRae
  • Fraser MacRae
  • Fraser MacRae
  • Fraser MacRae
Fraser MacRae
Products

I’ve always had a passion for travel and adventure which I don’t think will ever diminish. I have travelled extensively to over 50 countries but always find my way home to Scotland (eventually). 

Fraser MacRae
Products
  • Minna Harshbarger
  • Minna Harshbarger
  • Minna Harshbarger
  • Minna Harshbarger
Minna Harshbarger
Products

I grew up travelling a lot, being American/Swedish and growing up in Switzerland I was constantly travelling to see family members who are spread out all over the world this is where my love of travel began. 

Minna Harshbarger
Products
  • Iain Douglas
  • Iain Douglas
  • Iain Douglas
  • Iain Douglas
Iain Douglas
Products

As a child exploring the surrounding area, climbing trees, walking the dogs down nature trails, fishing, “bike rides” is where my passion for all things outdoors and adventures began!

Iain Douglas
Products
  • Erin Pattie
  • Erin Pattie
  • Erin Pattie
  • Erin Pattie
Erin Pattie
Customer Experience

Growing up, I spent many Summers travelling both abroad and throughout the UK as my family and I love nothing more than seeing (and tasting) what other cultures have to offer and, perhaps even more so, soaking up local history. 

Erin Pattie
Customer Experience
  • Kayleigh Morrison
  • Kayleigh Morrison
  • Kayleigh Morrison
  • Kayleigh Morrison
Kayleigh Morrison
Customer Experience

I have had a passion for travel from a young age and had the joys of lots of family holidays when I was younger. Having a big brother who has done his fair bit of traveling and now lives in Vancouver, itchy feet must run in our family!

Kayleigh Morrison
Customer Experience
  • Rhona McGowan
  • Rhona McGowan
  • Rhona McGowan
  • Rhona McGowan
Rhona McGowan
Customer Experience

I have always loved spending time outdoors whether that is sitting in the sun (with a gin) or doing something adventurous. Growing up living just next to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park pretty much every weekend was spent going for walks with my family and of course having a lovely cake and coffee ...

Rhona McGowan
Customer Experience
  • Vicki Woods
  • Vicki Woods
  • Vicki Woods
  • Vicki Woods
Vicki Woods
Finance

Hailing from Lancashire, with my father an avid mountaineer, I was cajoled up many a hill in Snowdonia & the Lake District.  I am now repeating history and dragging my daughter up hills or cycling around our local stomping ground of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs! 

Vicki Woods
Finance
  • Selina Snooks
  • Selina Snooks
  • Selina Snooks
  • Selina Snooks
Selina Snooks
Finance

After a career in financial services and pensions administration of over 20 years, I saw the light and joined the team at Macs Adventure.

Selina Snooks
Finance
  • Jane Dixon
  • Jane Dixon
  • Jane Dixon
  • Jane Dixon
Jane Dixon
Finance

Originally from Australia, after finishing my degree in Theatre, I did the typical Aussie thing of travelling. Based in the UK, after just a few years I’d travelled to 25 countries, and my love for exploring was ignited. 

Jane Dixon
Finance
  • Laura Sim
  • Laura Sim
  • Laura Sim
Laura Sim
Finance

I have always been passionate about travel and love learning about new countries and cultures. I absolutely love Scotland and spent a few years whilst studying working for a Scottish Highlands and Islands company where I was first introduced to the stunning Scottish islands with their picturesque beaches and a ...

Laura Sim
Finance
  • Michael Conroy
  • Michael Conroy
  • Michael Conroy
Michael Conroy
Finance

After leaving school I went straight into a bar job, which I loved (and highly recommend) before finally (!!) deciding what direction I wanted my life to go in.

Michael Conroy
Finance
  • Frances McCann
  • Frances McCann
  • Frances McCann
  • Frances McCann
Frances McCann
Marketing

My favourite parts of the world from past travels include coastal Morocco, and I fell in love with the North-East of Iceland when my husband lived and worked there for 6 months.

Frances McCann
Marketing
  • Ewan MacCormick
  • Ewan MacCormick
  • Ewan MacCormick
  • Ewan MacCormick
Ewan MacCormick
Marketing

My love for the outdoors came from holidays around Scotland, rifling through handfuls of pebbles on the beaches of Iona or climbing hills on Arran.

Ewan MacCormick
Marketing
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald
Marketing

I’ve always had an interest in the outdoors and being active in general. Some of my earliest memories are summer holidays spent across Scotland: in the Highlands visiting close friends and family, or the islands such as Mull, Islay, Arran and the East Coast/Borders region. 

Andrew McDonald
Marketing
  • Sinead Cunningham
  • Sinead Cunningham
  • Sinead Cunningham
  • Sinead Cunningham
Sinead Cunningham
Marketing

As soon as I graduated I knew I had to either take a gap year and travel or hopefully find a job where I can travel and share my passion with others and give them the best travel experience – and along came Macs!  

Sinead Cunningham
Marketing
  • Mary Lawless
  • Mary Lawless
  • Mary Lawless
  • Mary Lawless
Mary Lawless
Marketing

Growing up in Galway on the west coast of Ireland I often looked out at the Atlantic dreaming of what the world had to offer.

Mary Lawless
Marketing
  • Anna Wren
  • Anna Wren
  • Anna Wren
  • Anna Wren
Anna Wren
Technology

Growing up with parents who had travelled throughout Europe and Africa, I’ve always loved travelling. They instilled in me a love of adventure and a love of good local food. Our house was always full of treasures my parents had collected on their adventures and as soon as I was old enough, I couldn’t wait to a ...

Anna Wren
Technology
  • Graham Dixon
  • Graham Dixon
  • Graham Dixon
  • Graham Dixon
Graham Dixon
Customer Experience

Growing up in an adventurous and active family, I have always been exploring the outdoors and surrounding hills of my home town of Glasgow, and beyond. 

Graham Dixon
Customer Experience