Katie Rees

Director and Chief Executive

Katie's main role on the board is to provide strategic vision ensuring the project develops in line with our three core values; nature, community and wellbeing. She encourages active participation and personal development of the board, supporting the team to connect and explore their own understanding of both themselves and the world around them.      


Sarah Owen-Hughes


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.

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Megan Evans


Megan is a talented events manager, previously Creative Director for Deer Shed Festival and currently for Coventry City of Culture, she brings her knowledge and extensive experience of event management, marketing and creative vision to KindleWoods. Megan is passionate about the scope of KindleWoods work and how we combine both nature and wellbeing in a real world way that speaks to and inspires our participants. 


Nick Day


Nick is a talented and passionate outdoors man, camping out once a week most weeks in all conditions, once spending 3 months solo trekking in the arctic. A Rohan store manager, he first encountered KindleWoods at the Great Yorkshire Show, when Rob taught him how to light his first successful fire by friction fire. His passion for the outdoors and desire to empower people experiencing mental health challenges has led him to be a supporter of the project ever since, whole heartedly throwing himself in to a lake one chilly winter morning for our crowd funding campaign. It is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome Nick to the team.