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. She is passionate about getting to the heart of the matter, believing in people and using our creativity and humanity to drive forward KindleWoods as an innovative, action focused, change making organisation.     

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Catherine Howell


Hi!  My name's Catherine and I manage a Community Interest Company that specialises in community food projects in the Tees Valley.  I've worked in the environmental sector for around 15 years, often with people facing wellbeing challenges, and I'm inspired by the restorative and healing power of the outdoors, being purposeful and having good people around!  I love being a Director of Kindlewoods: it's great to be part of making people's lives a little easier and knowing that I'm contributing to some fantastic conservation projects. 

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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.