After taking a year off and living in the middle of the bush in Kenya while reading great books, McCallie refocused his work to reflect his love for the wilderness and travel. McCallie spent three years traveling the world as a producer/director for the wildlife series "Wild Things."
McCallie then joined "Survivor" on its third season in Africa and spent eight years on the hit series, earning 5 Emmy nominations and eventually becoming executive producer of the show.
Other producing credits include "Military Diaries Project: Afghanistan," "Man, Woman, Wild," "Out of the Wild: Venezuela," "Nor'eastermen," "Siberia," and numerous other adventure related projects and documentaries.
McCallie's educational background is eclectic and unrelated to film or television production. He studied history and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Bristol England, the University of Zimbabwe and Taiwan National Normal University where he studied Mandarin Chinese.
McCallie currently resides in Los Angeles with his two daughters and dog, Jack.