Manuel’s mission is to create a platform for passing on essential nature skills while also providing spaces where people can shed their daily masks, rediscover themselves, and connect with the natural world in a profound way.
With a background in social entrepreneurship, Manuel spent six years building his own company, “Modelminds”, in Amsterdam, where he worked as a creativity coach and radical honesty consultant with a range of businesses.
Manuel’s passion for the outdoors and traditional living led him on a transformative journey. He sailed and fished with indigenous communities in the Pacific, journeyed through the desert for three months with his father, lived in a tipi on a small Swedish island for a year and worked at a traditional natural leather tannery in Norway.
He studied traditional outdoor living, craftsmanship, and leadership of groups in nature and the wilderness in Sweden for three years. In addition he took an extra course to become a NOLS Wilderness First Responder.
Today, Manuel lives in Norway with his partner and young daughter, where he is committed to living sustainably, close to nature, and building a small farm. Manuel’s vision for Wilderness Vision is to empower individuals with the skills and mindset necessary to live harmoniously with the natural world, while fostering authentic connections with oneself, others, and the earth.
Manuel speaks German, English, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian.