The HobbyKraze

Welcome To HobbyKraze! We are a Collective of nature loving, art promoting, craft designing enthusiasts who have an inherent zest to lead a healthy life promoting sustainability and greener world.

Here at HobbyKraze you will be welcomed into a world thats enriched with hobbies that bring the creative side of you, learn more about sustainability and promote less reliance on gadgets.  This we hope, will allow more and more people to explore mother nature, lead a life closer and closer to her, respect what she has offered us and improve quality of their life. Even our strategic acquisitions go through six months of working together period to ensure our ethos are a natural and greener fit.

We aim to cover everything and anything related to hobbies that will reduce your screen-time and bring the best in you for the wider world to see. You will notice that we are still trying to get our gender diversity equilibrium as most of us (not all!) in the collective so far are wanderlusting, nature loving and self empowered women (Lots of green branding and expressive women in blog post pictures is a giveaway!).

Without further ado..here is our gang….

Consulting Experts

Winston Endall- Rock Climbing Expert

Winston Endall- Rock Climbing Expert

Winston started rock climbing in 1985 on the challenging crags of Southern Ontario, Canada. His climbing journey started with mentors teaching a young teen and grew to include many courses and climbing partners, which helped develop his experience. His travels have taken him to climb in the Gunks, Indian Creek, Red River Gorge, Red Rocks, and Adirondacks to name just a few. Winston still climbs but puts a lot of energy into helping new climbers develop skills and fitness.

Em Grice - Gardening, Nature & Sustainability

Em Grice - Gardening, Nature & Sustainability

Em Grice is a content writer specialising in horticulture and botany who combines her respect for the natural world with her love for the written word. A regular contributor to a range of international publications and organisations, she is most at peace when pottering in her own little garden in the north of England

Kerri Driver - Scuba Diving & Water Sports

Kerri Driver - Scuba Diving & Water Sports

Kerri is a former PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor raised in Houston, Texas. She fell in love with diving at a young age, which inspired her never-ending love for traveling and protecting the environment. Her other hobbies include learning new languages, all things outdoors, and hanging out with her boxer, Rage.

Em Glassie- Writer, Climber & Sports Enthusiast

Em Glassie- Writer, Climber & Sports Enthusiast

I’m Em, a writer, climber, and sports enthusiast. I grew up playing and watching team sports, so rock climbing modified my mentality. Instead of competing against others for a clear-cut win, I was competing against myself to be a better athlete than I was the day before. With the help of amazing friends, I quickly became hooked on pushing myself mentally and physically, amazed by what I could accomplish.
The mentality shift overflowed into helping others learn and grow self-confidence in their own capabilities. I became a rock wall instructor to encourage new and veteran students alike to hit their limit and then reach a little further. In combining two passions of mine, teaching rock climbing and writing, I always hope each story encourages you to try something new, expand your knowledge, think critically, and reach higher than you ever thought possible.
On belay, my friends. I believe in you.

Lillian E Dodd
Lead Publisher & Travel editor

I am a twenty something traveller, mid-twenties if i’m being honest!, who when boredom strikes, gets an itchy feet. This usually results in me grabbing my backpack money being spent on plane tickets and travelling to all corners of the world, which leads to exotic experiences, and not so exotic ones.

No, this is not a blog about a 25 year old girl living a care-free life (my parents will argue that!) and writing a journal  of alcohol being consumed in large quantities on her road trip and tales of her conquests (see what i did there!).

I manage the Publishing side of things here and specifically responsible for Travel Section as an Editor. Through this section, I intend to provide all the tiny little nuggets that I managed to capture in my experience of travelling to countless countries.

To sum it up:

I am a Thinker. Beer evangelist. Certified organizer. Typical tv practitioner. Vegan fanatic. Introvert and an Extreme travel nerd.

Lisa H Matthews
Lead Publisher & Magazine editor

A  bike rider, triathlon enthusiast, amateurish beach volleyball player and nature lover who has never lost a dare! I manage the overall Editorial section for the magazine here and occasionally chip in with my own nature photographs, when required.

I wear far too many caps to list here; from running Editorials to being occasional Exec-secretary to our owners.  Lillian covers our Americas while I juggle around APAC and Europe, although internally there is a rumour mill that I spend most of my time on Colombian & Continental European beaches playing volleyball. 

So if the photographs are too green or too feminine or too Portuguese beach culture infused, you know who to blame!

Jelena T Martinez
Editor - Green Energy, Sustainability & Electric Vehicles

Having spent last decade globe trotting working from ATVs to Physical conversion kits to converting every piece of technology for greener and sustainable source of energy, I now lead the magazine’s Green Living Editorial Unit covering all things that promote Greener and Sustainable future.

A wanderlust treehugger who is on a mission to leave a more peaceful, renewable and greener world to my niece to explore and love!

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Mike D Woodward
Author, Outdoor & Adventure Sports

Hey there, I am Mike! I’m an expert skier with years of experience on the slopes and a dad of two little ones. Let me teach you what I have learned over the years, so that you can get out there and enjoy yourself.

I will help you pick the right equipment for your skiing needs, as well as answer any questions you may have about gear or technique. If you’re looking to learn how to ski, I’ll be happy to show you some tips & tricks from my many years of experience.

If you are interested in learning to ski, this is the place for you!

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