Meet the Team

All of our delivery leads are highly qualified Level 3 Forest School practitioners, and are experienced in outdoor education. Click the thumbnails to find out more about each of us.

We also have a vibrant team of skilled people who provide support both during sessions and behind the scenes, including digital media, fundraising, administration and session support staff.

Sophie Watkinson
Sophie Watkinson Founder, Director, Practitioner
Simon McLoughlin
Simon McLoughlin Director
Becky Elton
Becky Elton Director
Gary Saunders
Gary Saunders Director
Gemma Craig Howell
Gemma Craig Howell Early Years Practitioner
Katie Thompson
Katie Thompson Operations and Holiday Activity Fund Manager
Corrina Mulholland
Corrina Mulholland Practitioner
Nikki Garrod-Bush
Nikki Garrod-Bush Lead Practitioner
Emma Andrews
Emma Andrews Lead Practitioner
Sidra Aslam
Sidra Aslam Community Link Worker
Victoria Davis
Victoria Davis Kindergarten Lead Practitioner
Rachel Watson
Rachel Watson Kindergarten Manager
Carolin Blaske
Carolin Blaske Lead Practitioner
Suzanne Powell
Suzanne Powell Operations Manager
Ruby Miller
Ruby Miller Lead Administrator / Practitioner
Sophie Nichol
Sophie Nichol Lead Practitioner
John Harrison
John Harrison Development Manager
Ben Holden
Ben Holden Lead Practitioner
Umara Shahid
Umara Shahid Practitioner
Felicity Cooper
Felicity Cooper Practitioner
Alice Holliday
Alice Holliday Lead Youth Practitioner
Rhoda Practitioner
Mel Hewitt
Mel Hewitt Practitioner
John Coburn
John Coburn Wild Ideas Lead
Honor Shaw
Honor Shaw Practitioner
Emma Bell
Emma Bell Early Years Practitioner


Our wonderful volunteers support the practitioners in the delivery of sessions. They learn new skills with us, improve their careers and help connect their communities with nature

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