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Mark 'Skip' Taylor

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Skip is a motivator and influencer and thrives in high-performance environments. An alum of renowned IMG and once part of the US-based company's senior management team, Skip is an accomplished action-sports, lifestyle, event and entertainment planner, stager and New Media producer operating in a fast-paced, deadline-driven global environment. He takes an integrated approach to concept development, rights management, contract negotiation, budgeting and staffing.  Skip has the ability to create a brand new event on land, sea or sky, or take an existing one and infuse it with renewed energy, creativity, strategic direction and financial vigor.  This background is coupled with a lifetime of supporting the owners and leadership of globally recognized resorts with strategic initiatives that have proven to grow both their revenues and their reputations.


An athlete and action sports enthusiast, Skip is a sought-after speaker and avid supporter of philanthropic groups like Surfrider, Surfaid and Sustainable Surf Foundations.

Have a look at his Linked In page for a more detailed profile of his career.

Paula Blanchet

Paula has developed a distinct skillset by working with a broad spectrum of businesses rooted in wellness and social consciousness that shapes her approach to every project. Years of working deep in the fitness and yoga industries is rendered into a unique understanding of how to market to the health-forward adventure market. Joining high-profile teams and rapid-growth companies in both wellness and retail has given her the privileged position of working alongside the best in the industry.  Paula’s strength lies in bringing an idea to life from concept to revenue-positive operation. Taking a holistic approach, she creates environments with strong cultural infrastructure that foster performance.


An outdoor enthusiast, traveler and food obsessive, Paula is constantly seeking ways to do those things in a healthy, sustainable way.  

Have a look at her Linked In page for a more detailed profile of her career.

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