Meet the Black Mountain Team
Our core team are foreign nationals who have lived / worked in the Balkans for more than 15 years and travelled extensively around the region, paired with a dedicated and talented local support team. Our business could not work without the fantastic local guides, travel agency partners and local businesses who support us with an excellent service. Take our knowledge of the region and expertise in putting together travel plans and combine with the services of our valued partners, for the ultimate experience in Montenegro and the Western Balkans.
Following a successful London career in media and marketing, Jack travelled the world’s wilder parts and spent time living with a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea before discovering the spectacular Western Balkans region. Jack is Managing Director of Black Mountain and manages the company's corporate and teambuilding business. He is also the Chairman of the Western Balkans Geotourism Network and is a consultant for tourism development, branding and marketing for emerging tourism markets. Jack is an RYA Yachtmaster, PADI advanced scuba diver and off-road driving enthusiast. Jack introduced the Leave No Trace programme to Montenegro and is a Master Educator of the programme.
Based in the US Robert is an incessant traveller and has a background in marketing and strategy. During the global recession Robert travelled to Montenegro to put his business skills to good use. Having fallen in love with the country and predicting the explosion of the Montenegrin consumer market, he is now working with multi-national companies to connect brands with consumers in a sustainable way. Robert handles Black Mountain's North America clientbase, marketing and media.
An avid adventurer and snow lover, Hayley has travelled to some of the world's remotest and coldest places, including a ski expedition to the North Pole, a winter spent living in Siberia, and visits to Everest base camp, the far north of Alaska and the snows of Kilimanjaro. The move into adventure travel as a career was a natural progression. Hayley is a Leave No Trace trainer, holds certification in Expedition Management and Biodiversity research, a Bachelor's degree in Russian language and also speaks Montenegrin. Hayley looks after agency relations, new product development and tailored travel at Black Mountain. Work is juggled with the care of two of her own young and energetic adventurers.
Our Guides and Partners
Meet some of the great local people we work with to deliver your tour experience !