Coyote Peterson with the Brave Wilderness Network on Youtube visited us in the #WTKS studio today...and he brought along a furry friend! Her name is Matilda and she's a friendly pink-toed tarantula. Believe it or not, Matilda was pretty cool! #CoyotePeterson was cool, too!
COYOTE PETERSON, host of the Brave Wilderness Network’s animal adventure shows, is first and foremost an avid explorer and animal expert.
Since his very earliest memories as a child, animals have played a huge role in his life. Growing up in a rural suburb east of Cleveland, Ohio, Coyote spent most of his childhood outdoors scouring the nearby forests, swamps, and creek beds looking for whatever creatures he could get his hands on. From bullfrogs and water snakes, to his fascination with the common snapping turtle, each-and-every day was an adventure into the wild where there was always something new to encounter.
As Coyote passed through high school and into college, he found another passion in his love for movies, which led him to studying video production and directing at The Ohio State University. There, he honed his skills for telling stories, both behind and in front of the camera, before setting out to make narrative storytelling his career.
Coyote’s intense passion for wildlife and video production inspired him to combine the two mediums. With entertainment as the catalyst, his goal was to make animal conservation and education entertaining for the next wave of outdoor explorers and animal enthusiasts.
To accomplish this feat, he and business partner Mark Laivins designed the Brave Wilderness brand, through which they produce several shows including Breaking Trail, Beyond the Tide, Dragon Tails, Coyote’s Backyard and On Location. Each of these adventure series brings the audience up close with a plethora of animals in various locations, all while promoting education and conservation through exciting expeditions into the wild. Brave Wilderness was recently nominated in the category “Breakout Creator” for 2017 Streamy Awards.
Coyote’s vision for the future of the Brave Wilderness brand is vast, and 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 anything else.