Paul Hoelen

I’ve been blessed with a life full of outdoor adventure. A rich and genuine connection with nature has been an invaluable source of well being in my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today without it. Knowing this I moved into an amazing career in Wilderness Therapy where I’ve had the privilege of guiding and witnessing people gain great perspective, balance and deep healing through their experiences and interaction with the natural world. 

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world and that has brought countless joy to millions, but it’s dying before our very eyes. Our actions both as individuals and as a society will determine whether it will be here for the generations to come.

If I can use my skills as an image-maker to ask questions, bring awareness and inspire action to take greater stewardship and responsibility for the world’s wild places, then I see that as both a responsibility and a privilege to give back to what has given so much to me.

Working collaboratively in such a talented and passionate group as The Light Collective - the sum is greater than the whole, our voice louder, reach deeper and capabilities greater than what I could ever hope to achieve on my own. It’s a great privilege to contribute to this voice and I hope it somehow encourages others to find their own, as we all have it within us to come together and make a difference…