– About Us –
– Kuran Ireland –
Kuran has been hunting his whole life, regularly spending time in the hills with his hunting mates and his team of dogs. He has worked internationally as a wrangler and guide in North America as well as a guide and a park ranger in Scotland. Kuran has also been on hunting excursions in many different countries all over the world. He displays a passion and enthusiasm for the industry that is seen only in those who belong in the mountains. After his time studying marketing at Otago University; Kuran has juggled his passion for the outdoors with what he calls his “real job”. Like many Kiwis, although he has no regrets, he often wishes he had taken more time to pursue outdoor opportunities and follow his dreams earlier in life. With Ultimate OE he has found a way to continue doing what he loves while helping others follow their own dreams. Kuran currently resides in Christchurch as Ultimate OE’s New Zealand based representative. He travels as much as he can to Canada to touch base with Canadian employers and spends some much-needed time in the Canadian mountains. His message is simple; enjoy life, make the most out of your experiences, work hard and follow your dreams!
– Matthew Gibson –
Matthew graduated from Otago University with a degree in Zoology in 2006. He got a start as a guide in the NZ hunting industry that led to more guiding opportunities overseas. Matthew has been lucky enough to get an impressively large number of experiences in a relatively short period of time. During a 5-year period as a professional hunting cameraman, Matthew traveled and hunted in over 35 countries. His experience makes him an asset both as a teaching resource and mentor to those in the UOE programme. He believes that real life experiences and travel are what shapes a person, both young and old. Ultimate OE enables him to provide a safe, accessible and reliable platform from which others can access their own personal adventure. Matthew currently lives in Vancouver and is Ultimate OE’s full-time representative in Canada. He makes it back to New Zealand a couple of times a year to instruct in the Ultimate OE training courses and to visit family, hunt, fish, and dive as much as he can. He urges all Kiwis to fly New Zealand’s flag with pride, work hard, and absorb the vast amounts of knowledge and experience the world has to offer.
– Our Company –
We formed our company in 2012 with the intention of providing a safe and structured platform for young kiwi’s to experience and work in the Canadian hunting industry. Our purpose has not changed and we’re continually inspired by seeing our clients thrive during their overseas adventures. However, these days we have broadened our horizons and the ultimate overseas experience to include a wide range of interests and age groups.
At Ultimate OE we foster the spirit of unique experience through travel. We’re always looking to expand the number of experiences and adventures we have to offer and continue to draw inspiration from our clients past, present and future.