I originally built this website to replace my CV and it's since become a resting bed for all the things I've done, people I've worked with and a way for you to get to know more about me.
I specialise in community management, event production and delivering special projects of all shapes and sizes. I'm also completing my Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
I live in Bristol and work full time for an ambitious start up called Common Seas, a non profit focused on the global plastics problem - specifically plastics in the sea, understanding and shifting consumer behaviour, rallying around senior experts and creating collaborations around plastics leaking from the supply chain into our ocean. I'm a wing-woman to the amazing founder Jo Royle - an avid sailor who made a boat made of 12,000 reclaimed plastic bottles and sailed it across the Pacific to raise awareness. She's pretty badass and I'm humbled to be part of the small team trying our best to make a difference. The initiatives range from education, networked collaborations, supporting solutions to the problem and contributing to policy changes in plastic and the way we use it.
Before working with Common Seas I was the Digital Community Manager for Civic who bring together unlikely allies to make change happen faster, cheaper and better. They seek out the social change models which work and replicate them in the form of tool kits which can be implemented and scaled in other geographies. There work ranges from the Greek Islands of Lesvos to the refugee camps in Azraq and heart of Kabul, Birmingham and East London. My work there was varied and the team amazing, but ultimately I missed working full time, and with a team around me face to face. I'll follow their work closely and stay in touch with the founder Jonathan Robinson and my colleague Steve Hamm for they are into some very interesting work!
In 2017 I
- worked with Swarm - a creative collaboration company
- and The Wild Network - a movement to inspire the rewilding of childhood
- crewed the mothership behind Good For Nothing - a community of over 5,000 makers, thinkers and doers around the world gifting their skills to social / environmental projects in their city.
- ran the production logistics for a two day Mission2020 - we gathered 50 people in a barn in Norfolk to drive momentum to reaching 6 of the SDGS
- did a bit of community and business development work for Emergent
- finished my 2nd Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike followed by a marathon) - which was really f*cking hard, especially in up to 40mph winds and horizontal rain. Read about that here.
- ran my first ultramarathon (40 miles) in Salzburg, Austria. That was amazing.
- cycled 1000 miles solo to Copenhagen to visit a friend. Here's that story.
- when winter came I went to a weekly pottery class, sang in the Riff-Raff choir and learnt photoshop.
- I then made a timeline of all the things that happened because it was a Big Year!
I grew up adventuring on the Pembrokeshire Coast - coasteering, kayaking, surfing and climbing. My parents are some of the most inspirational people I know, my mum a Reiki master, life coach and journey therapist and my Dad a creative visionary with a passion for behaviour and systems change driven by sustainability. I have three amazing younger siblings and as a young family, the six of us travelled the world white water rafting, camping and exploring together. In 2012 I got married to my now husband Ross.
I've lived in some pretty awesome places including St Davids and San Francisco, Costa Rica and Cornwall, Boulder and now Bristol. I've always enjoyed working with innovative companies who are the pioneers of their industries, spanning adventure tourism, hospitality and retail.
In 2015 Ross and I co-founded Pollinate Global LLP, an events service with the belief that magic is in the details, building community provides limitless possibility and that connecting the right people at the right time can be life changing.