I am passionate about using my experience and knowledge of the
outdoors to help people fulfil their potential.
What makes me tick
As a child, I spent hours exploring, climbing trees and becoming increasingly fascinated by the diversity and detail of the natural world.
I studied Zoology and completed a PhD in Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Cambridge, studying the natural world in Montserrat, Israel, Australia and Scotland. I discovered a love of sharing my knowledge with others, tutoring students, before moving into Outdoor and Environmental Education as an Outdoor Pursuits Instructor.
As part of my role, I developed Outdoor Education programmes, including partnerships with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, John Muir Trust and National Trust for Scotland.
A family move brought me to the North East of England, where I spent several years working as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, before developing Wildcat Learning to focus on my work as an Outdoor Learning Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer.
I am passionate about the benefits of being outside for learning, for mental health, for personal development and for joy!
Qualifications and Experience
BA (Hons) First Class Natural Sciences, Cambridge
PhD Evolutionary Ecology, Cambridge
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner
Up to date Paediatric and Outdoor First Aid qualifications
15 years experience in the Outdoor Education sector
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Experience working for RSPB, Countryside Council of Wales
John Muir Trust Award Provider
ITC First Centre
Past or current partnerships with John Muir Trust, Duke of Edinburgh's Award