Mikaela is passionate about outdoor education and visual communication. She is a freelance outdoor instructor and photographer based in South Wales and works around the UK facilitating mountain adventures. Mikaela is also an experienced overseas expedition leader, and believes that enabling young people to take ownership of real challenges empowers them to become independent, confident, brave individuals and global citizens.
As a photographer and writer Mikaela has been featured and exhibited in a range of publications including TGO, Summit Magazine and Intrepid magazine. She writes about her own stories of adventure, learning in the outdoors and reviewing the gear she uses.
Mikaela is also a fully qualified teacher and sees the outdoors as her classroom. She has worked with young people and adults from all walks of life and has considerable experience facilitating workshops for groups with additional and complex learning needs.
If you would like to arrange a workshop, walk or talk then visit my contact page to get in touch.
Selected Exhibitions, publications & collaborations
2018 - Backcountry Snowshoeing, Intrepid Magazine
2017 - Offseason on the GR11, TGO Magazine
2017 - Girls Discover Talk, Ignite Swansea
2017 - NC500 Feature, She Went Wild
2017 - Sherpa Brand Ambassador
2016 - GR11 Talk, Cinema&Co
2016 - Shortlist Outdoor Photographer of the Year
2015 - Diaspora and Identity in Art, Publication
2015 - ML Profile and Kit review, Summit Magazine
2015 - Interview with This Girl Can, BMC website
2014 - Doh Mix Meh Up, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
2012 - Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, Cardiff
2012 - Photoworks Showcase, Online
2011 - Jane Phillips Award Auction, Swansea
2011 - MA Contemporary Dialogues, Swansea
2010 - A Taste of Wales, Berlin
2010 - Air '10, Swansea
2010 - Women Centre Stage, Swansea