Ibex guides leaders through disruptive expeditions, personalized to develop elite professionals.

The Next Step in Your Evolution

An Ibex Experience is not a seminar, nor an outdoor leadership program. It is a team of guides who personalize realistic urban and wilderness experiences that challenge leaders and teams. The experiences are physically and mentally challenging, and focus on building the prime environment for you to continue evolving toward elite performance.

Meet the team

Josh Peterson

Josh Peterson

Co-Founder & CEO

Josh Peterson is the Co-Founder and CEO at Ibex Experiences. From the desert border of Syria and Iraq, to the mountainous divide between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Josh started his career guiding special ops intelligence operations with elite U.S. military units. He then experienced first-hand the dynamic challenges facing small businesses, as he led sales, marketing, operations and project management for three different organizations. Josh then transitioned to Cargill’s learning and development team, where he led three learning programs for Cargill’s global traders, evolving their risk management and decision skills. He shifted to become a commodity trading analyst, providing insights to help senior traders manage their risk positions in commodity markets. After a brief assignment leading operations for a manufacturing business, Josh founded Hawk Advising, where he currently guides organizations in solving complex business challenges.

He has an MBA from the University of West Florida and a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He spends his down time with his wife and kids on Minneapolis’ many bike trails, and runs one 100-mile trail ultramarathon every summer.

Scott Wickland

Scott Wickland

Co-Founder & COO

Scott Wickland is the Co-Founder and COO at Ibex Experiences. Previously, Scott served five years in the United States Navy as an aviation warfare systems operator, aviation rescue swimmer, and crew chief. He completed two war-time deployments to Iraq where Scott conducted helicopter-borne operations including combat search and rescue, humanitarian relief, maritime interdiction, and special operations support. Scott is currently a Special Agent for the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. His primary duties include federal criminal investigations, protection of U.S. and foreign dignitaries, and providing secure environments for the conduct of foreign policy world-wide. Scott has served in over 20 foreign countries including several of the most austere.

Scott has a Master’s Degree from the National Intelligence University and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota. Scott and his wife have 3 children and spend much of their time outdoors fishing, hunting, or exploring nature. During the winter, Scott coaches his 3 children in hockey and plays in an adult league.



We are authentic in our interactions with others, and honest in our self-awareness to constantly evolve and grow.


We strive to be curious and humble, embracing the struggle, and constantly learning with an open mind.


Life is richer when experienced with generosity, and when we can positively impact the world around us.


We believe in pushing the boundaries, despising mediocrity, and enjoying the ride. We are devoted to helping others unleash their full potential!






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