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Director and Chief Executive
Katie has 10 years of experience delivering Forest School and Woodland Wellbeing programmes with adults and children. She is Level 3 Forest School Practitioner qualified and has L3 Managing Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors, as well as mental health first aid and ASIST, suicide intervention training and has trained with the Central England College in Mindfulness. She is also an expert by experience, overcoming her own 10 year experience of PTSD. She is skilled outdoors woman, working alongside professionals in the bushcraft industry including Dave Watson and
Sarah is a horticulturist and plant scientist, and is a Registered Plant Health Professional. She taught horticulture for 15 years, and is now a biocontroller in commercial glasshouses. You might know her from her talks to local garden clubs, the Human Gardener stage at the Harrogate Flower Shows or her Trowels & Tribulations podcast, where her passion for plants shines through.
Janet is talented at understanding people's needs and is currently training to be a counsellor at York College. She's a dedicated mum of two and strives hard to ensure young people with neurodiversity are championed and listened to. It's a privilege to have Janet's dedication and experienced perspectives on the board.
Richard joined KindleWoods in Spring 2022 as a volunteer. He comes to KindleWoods after
completing over 30 years of service in the British Army as an Infanteer. Having spent his career managing military command across the globe, Richard adds depth both in terms of an operational perspective, but also the impact of conflict on mental health. A keen outdoorsman, Richard loves to fish, shoot and cook on an open fire.
Tracy is passionate about nature and wellbeing and the importance of slowing down and connecting with both. A trained teacher, she now runs her own Reiki practice and has recently trained as a swimming instructor. She is passionate about KindleWoods giving people a voice and helping them to see their strengths.
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