My energy and excitement is ignited when working with people in an outdoor context and I feel truly alive and creative when delivering outdoor learning activities. I embody a humanistic philosophy whereby I fully embrace the responsibility and crucial role I hold as an educator and the value that each interaction has in potentially changing somebody’s world.
I have been working in the industry for nearly 20 years and have been lucky enough to see the amazing impact outdoor learning has on the personal growth and development particularly in young people. Through previous roles spanning 18 years I have delivered behaviour-based programmes in pupil referral units and residential schools, DofE, youthwork, vocational educational and performance coaching. Now my recent focus has shifted towards developing other instructors and professionals, so that they have the tools to equally inspire and impact positively on those they interact with.
The outdoor theme runs through every part of my existence, and I am equally passionate about my own climbing and mountaineering. I particularly enjoy committing to more exposed long mountain routes, sea cliffs and frozen waterfalls. Equally I train hard at my local wall so that when I go outside, I can crush it. On the water I am also a keen recreational paddler on easy white water and SUP.
I do truly eat, sleep and breathe what I do, it’s just who I am!