Arboriculture and Estate Management
BSc (Hons) PhD HND
Career: A career change took me to a HND Distinction in Arboriculture and on to estate and property management. I now manage the north-east team of TEP, based in Gateshead.
Listening to: Frank Turner
To unwind: Kayaking, cycling, off-piste skiing.
Best Project: Opening and staffing of the north-east office.
Not a lot of people know but…. I spent a year and a half cycling around the world.
Bridges: So many great ones but it has to be the Tyne.
BSc (Hons) MICFor
Career: I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2006 with an honours degree in Arboriculture and gained experience as an arborist in Auckland. Over the following 10 years I gained experience in the private and public consultancy at TEP. I became a Chartered Arboriculturist in 2013 before being appointed Associate Director and arboricultural lead in 2017.
Activities: Family, hill walking, squash, snooker
Favorite Places: Woodland, Italy, shed
Listening to: Alter Bridge, Nightwish, Slash
Watching: The Gruffalo (or whatever the kids want to watch).
Why trees: Because their stories are more interesting than ours.