We have a team of experienced and dedicated individuals who are right at the heart of what we do. Governed by a Board of Trustees who meet regularly, everyone goes above and beyond to provide quality experiences for all our guests and we feel extremely proud of the work we do here. All our staff members are enhanced DBS checked.
With experience of working at outdoor centres across the world, Steve has a broad range of qualifications and expertise in the residential centre sector. Growing up in Nepal, he has led a number of international projects, including a pioneering mission in Burundi for young people in acute need. Steve studied Geo-science at St Andrews University and is passionate about outdoor adventure and the natural environment.
Rob has been at Heatree since 2004 and as well as being a qualified teacher, has a wealth of knowledge, experience and qualifications in Outdoor Education. He loves using the outdoors as his teaching space, providing valuable learning opportunities for all. Having explored almost every corner of Dartmoor either by foot, on a bike, in a canoe and even on a horse, Rob is a keen canoeist and has paddled extensively in the UK and Europe.
Since 2011 Naomi has played a key role in the outdoor education team, with a particular focus on inclusion and diversity for young people with additional educational needs. She is qualified in British Sign Language and outside of work she loves exploring Dartmoor with her young family.
Simon is a passionate outdoor educator with over 15 years experience facilitating a wide variety of activity programmes. With a background in countryside management, he loves everything about the outdoors and sharing his environmental knowledge with others of all ages. As well as his instructing role and establishing our forest school, he has the big task of overseeing the management and maintenance of the Heatree Estate.
Mykl has worked at Heatree for many years and enjoys seeing first-hand the impact outdoor learning has on young people. As well as instructing he also organises training for the Outdoor Education Team. Mykl is also qualified in British Sign Language. In his spare time he is a passionate climber, paddler and mountain biker, and loves taking his family on mini adventures, up mountains and on the water.
Pete looks after all bookings for school residentials, day visits, churches and groups. He has lived and worked in China and the Philippines and has an extensive background in education, business support and administration. As well as maintaining the bookings database, Pete provides admin support across all departments. He enjoys various outdoor activities such as cycling, family walks and also plays the guitar.
Having previously worked at Heatree as a Volunteer Instructor in 2004, Anna returned some years later in a different role, managing the bookings for all non school groups. More recently she has moved into a fundraising and marketing role as well as being PA to the Centre Manager. With a background in design and photography she oversees all marketing, including managing the website and taking photos for the Centre. In her spare time she loves to travel and explore the outdoors with her young family and Border Collie.
Stew, Head Chef
Di, Head Housekeeper
Dave, Facilities Manager
Jonathan Bishop, Chairman
Mark Sugden, Clerk to the Trustees