Based out of Columbus, Ohio, Wilderness Productions is comprised of show host Coyote Peterson and his fearless production and office crews

Brave Wilderness Crew: Mark “Vins” Laivins

CEO “Coffee, Cameras, Action!”

Along with being CEO, Mark is the Producer and Cofounder of the Brave Wilderness Network. He has been business partners with Coyote Peterson for over 14 years, and shares his passion for wildlife and adventure. While his skills in business and leadership are vital to the company, it is his creative talents behind the camera as director and lead cinematographer that have paved the way for the mass appeal the brand enjoys today. Said to be a “Natural” in any business boardroom he always considers his best days to be the ones spent outdoors with the team.

Brave Wilderness Crew: Chance Ross

PRODUCER “The kind of guy you want on your team.”

Chance has been working with Coyote on video projects for over 13 years, from student productions while studying together at The Ohio State University, to short films and screenplays. With years of operational and sales experience, he is excited to be applying his skill sets as an office producer, fulfilling various roles and responsibilities for Wilderness Productions.

Brave Wilderness Crew: Chris Kost

SENIOR EDITOR “The Captain makes it happen!”

Chris, AKA “The Captain”, has been working in the entertainment industry for over 14 years. He has worked on various television productions for HBO and Sony Entertainment, was the visual effects actor for Guitar Hero, and more recently was the creative director at Vital Companies who helped produce the documentary O.A.R. Standing on a Burning Hot Sun. Raised as an avid Cleveland sports fan, Chris has a knack for dramatic storytelling and comedy.

Brave Wilderness Crew: Mario Aldecoa

WILDLIFE PRODUCER “It’s VENOMOUS! Go catch it!”

Wildlife Biologist Mario grew up in South Florida with the backdrop of the iconic Everglades inspiring his passion for the natural world. After receiving a degree in Biology, he began his career by managing a conservation program for the threated American Crocodile and assisting productions from all over the world with native Florida wildlife. After meeting Coyote and the crew on one of Brave Wilderness’ earliest productions he became a natural member of the team eventually earning himself a permanent place as their “go to” wildlife expert and co-cinematographer!