Coyote Peterson:  adventurer | animal expert

coyote peterson

adventurer | animal expert

Since early childhood, animals have played a significant role in Coyote Peterson’s life. As he passed through high school and into college, Coyote discovered his second passion in his love for film and television. While a student at The Ohio State University, he studied video production, writing, and directing. His deep admiration for wildlife and video production inspired him to combine the two mediums.

Today, Coyote is proud to be an Emmy Award-winning host on YouTube’s “Brave Wilderness” channel.  With an adventurous nature and a joyful curiosity for wildlife, Coyote’s personality creates a friendly and inviting space while getting up close with animals to uncover the true stories behind some of our planet’s most misunderstood creatures. Known for his trademark leather cowboy hat, backpack, and bandanna, many of our youngest fans are driven to emulate him as he educates viewers about the world of animals and fosters a future that conserves environments and their species. Forever dedicated to the joys of storytelling, Coyote is constantly honing his craft to ensure audiences of all ages can partake in his animal adventures.

Coyote’s vision for the future of the Brave Wilderness brand is vast. Whether he is diving into the water to catch a giant turtle or putting himself up against the sting of a bullet ant, he aspires to educate and entertain above all else!

Mark Vins: adventurer | cinematographer

mark vins

adventurer | filmmaker

Growing up in rural Ohio, Mark dreamed of exploring the world. In his youth, curiosity led him on countless outdoor explorations and eventually to the halls of The Ohio State University where he first met Coyote Peterson. Combined with the talents and ambition of his new friend, the two set forth to create a concept that would grow into Brave Wilderness, inspiring millions of people around the world.

Mark’s creative talents, along with his passion for adventure and filmmaking, led him to co-create and direct hundreds of hours of wildlife content, culminating in the rapid rise of the Brave Wilderness channel. In addition to storytelling from behind the lens, Mark has developed his own flare for presentation and now hosts a variety of programs covering unique nature and adventure topics. While his business and leadership skills as CEO are vital to the company, he considers his best days to be the ones spent outdoors with the crew and a camera in his hand.

Mario Aldecoa: adventurer | wildlife biologist

mario aldecoa

adventurer | wildlife biologist

Wildlife Biologist Mario Aldecoa grew up in South Florida where the nearby Everglades inspired his passion for the natural world. After receiving a degree in Biology, he began his career managing a conservation program for the threatened American Crocodile and aided in the long-term study of various invasive species found in Florida. An avid photographer, Mario uses a camera to document special wildlife encounters and highlight the beauty of the natural world!

After meeting Coyote and the crew on one of Brave Wilderness’ earliest productions, he became a natural member of the team and took on the role of their “go to” wildlife expert and co-cinematographer! Through the Brave Wilderness platform Mario hopes to inspire the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts to lead the charge in conserving our planet’s amazing biodiversity.