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Meet the team who are just as excited as you are about Ben Nevis & Glen Nevis! We are a mixture of full-time, part-time, indoors and outdoors all working together to protect and enhance the Nevis Landscape. We come from a varied background and have combined our skills and enthusiasm for the area to deliver these projects with help from our partners and from you! We're a friendly bunch and actively encourage you to get in touch if you want to learn more about our projects or volunteering.
Having spent two years in the Cairngorms coordinating the Mountain Heritage Project I was delighted to be offered the chance to work for the Nevis Landscape Partnership. It’s a privilege to be entrusted to take forward this exciting and innovative programme, and a delight to work with such a dedicated, fun and enthusiastic team both in the office and amongst our partner organisations. When I’m not overseeing the delivery of the 19 projects I can usually be found out and about leading and participating in volunteer work parties both for the Nevis Landscape Partnership and with the National trust for Scotland. I am passionate about the outdoors and especially volunteering. I urge everyone to give it a go, you never know where it will take you!
I began my career studying Zoology and eventually began working as a Ranger with the National Trust for Scotland in Glencoe, after several years of volunteering. I’ve always been happiest working outdoors and I am passionate about restoring a sense of wildness to both places and people. So, the opportunity to work with the Nevis Landscape Partnership was really a dream job for me. I’m looking forward to working with such a positive team of people and hopefully helping to secure the future of Glen Nevis!
I had never really thought about working for an environmental charity before until the opportunity of administrator came up with Nevis Landscape Partnership. The projects all sounded really interesting and I thought it would be an opportunity to learn some more about the area I have lived in for the last sixteen years. My background is hotel management and contact centre analysis, so joining the team at Nevis Landscape Partnership is something completely new to me and I’m thoroughly enjoying the diversity of the role. I have enjoyed learning about the amazing history, archaeology & wildlife on my back doorstep as well as meeting some very inspirational people who have a passion to help the local community. I am excited to see the scheme grow and develop over the next four years and hopefully leave a legacy future generations can appreciate and enjoy.
I have had a life-long interest in the outdoors, wildlife and nature which has taken me to work and play in many places including North and South America, British Columbia, the Antarctic and the Alps. After many years working in outdoor activities and education, I recently had a change in career path to become involved in conservation and wildlife. I really enjoyed my 12 weeks last year volunteering as a Trainee Volunteer Ranger with Nevis Landscape Partnership and was delighted to get the post of Volunteer Co-ordinator this summer. I hope that my skills and experience in the outdoors and working with people can help support the Nevis Landscape Partnership by getting more people involved with its conservation projects.
I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia which is the driest of the country’s capital cities. I don’t remember a summer where there wasn’t at least one heatwave of temperatures above 40°C. When I started media at university and had to choose an extra major, I chose geography and picked a course called Footprints on a Fragile Planet and that was the start of the journey that brought me to the Highlands. The environment has always been my passion so when the opportunity to communicate the importance of the Ben and Glen Nevis environment presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I think the Nevis Landscape Partnership has done vital work for conserving this environment and I’m excited to be part of it to see where it will go next!