Bio: I am a Bushcraft Instructor, qualified Forest School Leader, Social Forester and experienced Woodland Skills Tutor. I have worked widely with children, young people and adults, leading on a variety of outdoor education and environmental projects. I have worked for several well-known environmental organisations. I was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. I am a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales. They are a 250 member strong grassroots network which aims to represent & support community groups & practitioners across Wales. I enjoy working with schools and communities to raise awareness of the environment, where my enthusiasm for spreading the message of learning through nature comes through. Lastly, but not least, I was awarded the Bushcraft Competency Certificate through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 18 months of practical study in the field… or rather, the woods.
My passions are reflected not only in my work but also in my own interests and hobbies which include; woodland wildlife, bushcraft, ancient trees and traditional greenwood crafts. I am also an experienced historical re-enactor with a passion for history. My enthusiasm for our ancient past has been harnessed for Woodland Classroom with the historical school visits and event services we offer under the Wild History banner.