I am a freelancer specialising in rural and heritage based, community led, social innovation projects.

I collaborate widely, supporting people and places to reach net zero carbon and become more resilient by making the best of their wildlife, history and landscapes.

See my current projects page for what I am working on. 

I have over 30 years experience working in the countryside of northern England and hold a PGCE teaching qualification, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and am accredited by the Carbon Literacy Trust. I’m custodian of Half Acres Head rewilding, and volunteer in my local community particularly supporting the Fawside charity.

“When we make connections with nature and our heritage we benefit with greater wellbeing, and our rural culture and economy thrive. I aim to make it easier for everyone to enjoy, develop, and share their skills, delights and knowledge. I’ll help you organise your asprations, helping you deliver memorable activity that involve wider range of people, and lead to effective changes in ideas and actions.”

Based near Allendale in the North Pennines AONB, I live with my family and other animals on a three acre smallholding, and I’ve lived in and worked with Northern England’s rural communities since 1992. 

Click on my latest news stories below:

Blanchland Abbey Project pandemic celebration video