Apart from my main career as IT professional (business advice, tech support for Zoom events, providing database, website and other systems solutions and face-to-face and online training) …
… I am also passionate about my grandchildren, and the climate and environmental crises.
I have been involved with a number of movements and organisation over many years including, more recently, with Extinction Rebellion.
I have lived in South Devon since 1999 – with its strong community of activists, creative and forward thinkers, and rich abundance of innovative projects, communities and organisations: such as Schumacher College, Embercombe, Transition Town Totnes (one of the first), WildWise.
My main strengths are: as a communicator, networker, facilitator/trainer/leader, coach, initiator & my systems and detail thinking.
My interests & hobbies include: grandchildren, walking & swimming, but mostly running (triathlons and marathons), stone carving (not so much these days).
Over the years I have been involved in a number of organisations and projects …
While looking away from the technical world for a while, I was asked to join a forward thinking, local funeral company Heart & Soul Funerals and their sister company Greenfuse that provides funeral related training courses nationally. I was with them for 5 years.
And my passion for the outdoors and getting people reconnected to nature has led me to …
Attending a year-long foundation course in outdoor education leadership in 2014 – Call of the Wild – with WildWise and Schumacher College. Followed by doing some work with WildWise.
And then a deep involvement with the hugely popular WildWise Hunger Games events
I have also been on the managing committee for a Men and Boys’ camp, Manifest, held annually on Dartmoor since 1996.
In our local community I have been a trustee on the board of Sustainable South Brent and founder of it’s communications group. During my time I transformed the charity’s communications and newsletter, introduced e-bulletins and organised community film shows.
Following that, I set up a small marketing group for a successful bid for a community wind turbine