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, everyone goes above and beyond to provide quality experiences for all our guests and feel extremely proud of the work we do here.
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 BSc 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 oversees the management and maintenance of the Heatree Estate.
Tim has worked at Heatree for over ten years and loves managing the Outdoor Education Team at Heatree. Having completed his teaching degree in the last three years, he loves the opportunity he now gets to guest lecture on the degree in Outdoor Leadership with South Devon College. Tim loves to see people develop into skilled instructors and enjoys seeing the positive impact they have on young people’s lives. In his spare time Tim loves taking his family on wilderness expeditions across the UK and abroad.
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.
Our enthusiastic and diligent Volunteer Trainees form the main body of our Outdoor Instructor Team. Always smiling, they work hard to provide engaging and enjoyable activity sessions for our groups. They work, train and study in all weathers!
Pete joined the Heatree Team in 2019 and looks after all bookings for School residentials and day visits. He has an extensive background in education, business support and administration. As well as maintaining the bookings database, Pete keeps the cogs turning in the Outdoor Education Office; providing support across all departments. He enjoys various outdoor activities such as cycling and SCUBA diving and likes playing the guitar.
Having previously worked at Heatree as a Volunteer Instructor, Anna returned some years later in a different role, managing the bookings for all non school groups. Alongside this, she uses her background in design to oversee the marketing of the Centre, including managing the website. With a BA (Hons) in Photography she also manages photography for the Centre. In her spare time she loves to travel and explore the outdoors with her young family and Border Collie.
Stewart, Head Chef
Di, Head Housekeeper
Paul, Maintenance Manager
Jonathan Bishop (Chairman)
Mark Sugden (Clerk to the Trustees)