Mark Parrish and Kim Mortimer met in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2005. Both explorers and travelers at heart, they share a passion for water-sports, mountain biking, camping, trekking and yoga.
Mark Parrish first moved to the Turks and Caicos from the UK in 1997 to work at the Caicos Conch Farm. With a background in ocean sciences and a love of the ocean Mark felt instantly at home and has been living on Provo ever since. Mark is a founding and managing partner of eco-adventure outfit Big Blue Unlimited and a passionate and experienced sailor.
Mark’s curious mind and adventurous spirit have found him exploring across all of the islands and cays in the Turks and Caicos and he is a founding member of the Caicos Caves Project. Mark loves nothing better than to be out in the field exploring new territory and sharing his interests in the flora, fauna and geography of the Turks and Caicos. Mark involves himself heavily in conservation and environmental education. He is a council member of the TC National Trust and a director for the non-profit TC Reef Fund and the Middle Caicos Handcraft Sailing Boat Association. Mark is also a bit of a history buff and works closely with the National Museum on Grand Turk. He has written articles for their newsletter ‘The Astrolabe’ and writes a regular historical column in another local publication. Mark is also a scuba instructor, trimix & rebreather diver, and works as a technician at the hyperbaric recompression chamber. His other passions include kayaking, trekking and camping.
Kim Mortimer is an experienced and rounded yoga & fitness instructor. Kim Mortimer believes she can only grow as a fitness and yoga teacher if she always continues to be a student. Attending immersion meditation courses, pranayama workshops and yoga retreats as often as she can Kim continues to learn as she travels the world gaining insights from teachers such as Swami Brahmananda, Kathryn Budig and Rolf Gates. She has over 1200 hours of practical teaching experience and is happy to share her love of fitness and yoga with you. Kim…
- Is a qualified Yoga RYT 200 Instructor.
- Has completed an additional 50 hours of Yin Yoga training with Bernie Clarke.
- Has trained as an Exhale Core Fusion teacher and is currently the mind body manager for Exhale at the Gansevoort Hotel in Grace Bay on Providenciales, TCI.
- Is an instructor in core fusion barre, core fusion sport, core fusion yoga, core fusion cardio and core fusion boot camp.
- Has also completed certifications in Aerobic Instruction, Cycling, Pilates Mat and Level One Reiki.
Mark Parrish and Kim Mortimer were married on North Caicos in 2010 and continued to discover new adventures in the Turks and Caicos Islands and around the world. Please contact Mark Parrish and Kim Mortimer with any questions about their services or visiting the Islands.