The Collective


Stephen Hatfield

Empowering communities to harness the regenerative power of tourism

Stephen designs, develops and manages programs and experiences at the intersection of tourism, outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation.

A common thread of Stephen’s work has been designing and facilitating transformative experiences and fostering a deeper connection to natural landscapes, whether it be through outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship, and/or sustainable travel. Presently, Stephen works with communities to develop regenerative approaches to tourism development and management. He also works as an expedition guide and naturalist in remote locales, including Antarctica, South Georgia Island, and the Falkland Islands.

Prior to joining Crosscurrent Collective under Ptarmigan Collective, Stephen worked in the following capacities: Outdoor Recreation Manager at Travel Oregon; Outdoor Programs & Outreach Manager at REI Co-Op; Stewardship Director at the Forest Park Conservancy. He is an active board member of both the Oregon Outdoor Alliance and Greater Hells Canyon Council, and serves as Co-Chair of the Oregon Trails Coalition steering committee.

Core services:

  • Regenerative tourism strategy
  • Outdoor recreation development
  • Sustainable destination management
  • Experience design and facilitation