Meet the team
We’re very lucky to have a multi-talented, and very dedicated, team working at the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership! On this page we introduce you to them…
We’ve very recently welcomed Nick to the TBH team. He spent the previous 6 months working on a marine mammal conservation project in West Wales, helping to protect dolphins from boat traffic and seal pups from disturbance. Now he’s very much looking forward to getting to know our local heathlands and to sharing his passion for the countryside and its extraordinary wildlife.
Warden Nicky brought her wealth of heathland knowledge to the team in July 2015. Some of you may well know her as Heathland Hound! If not, do check out her fantastic Facebook group Heathland Hounds, where she’s sharing fun and information for dog walkers in the area.
Trudi has a love of nature and the countryside in her blood! She may live in a city now, but couldn’t be more in tune with wildlife and landscapes. Having previously worked for the Environment Agency and the Wildlife Trusts, she’s delighted to have joined the TBH team, where she can talk with local people on a daily basis. What a great way to influence the future care of our green spaces and wildlife!
Finding his first slow worm, aged 8, inspired a passion for wildlife and the countryside that has taken Jamie into a career as an ecologist. His work has taken him as far afield as rural Madagascar, but also closer to home, where he’s had fantastic opportunities to work on the Special Protection Area, monitoring sites to protect wildlife. He’s so excited to join the team and pass on his love of this unique place.
Jo’s favourite patch is Caesar’s Camp. In spring you’ll often find her here, listening out for the beautiful song of the Woodlark. Jo’s fascinated to learn more about these picky birds that will only nest on very open ground. Do stop for a chat if you see her, she’ll be glad to tell you if she’s heard one lately.
I’m sure at least a few of you will know Warden Mike, our longest serving warden, he’s been with us since wardening began at Ockham Common in January 2015! A historic moment for us! If you’ve been on one of our guided walks, chances are it was led by Mike, and if so, I’m sure you enjoyed a tale or two from his mine of information!
Senior Warden Annie
Annie recently joined the TBH team from Natural England. Her love of heathland was sparked during her work with the Natural England Field Unit, when she was lucky enough to visit beautiful Chobham Common to assist with botanical monitoring. She’s very passionate about conservation and feels incredibly lucky to be working to protect our wonderful landscape for years to come.
Education & Engagement Officer Michael
You may recognise Michael, he’s worked with us over the past couple of seasons, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome him back as Education & Engagement Officer. Michael will be sharing his love of heathland and stories from his education and engagement work on our blog!
Senior Warden & Communications Officer Sarah
Sarah joined the wardening team in July 2015 and counts herself very lucky to spend so much time in interesting and beautiful places across the Special Protection Area. Her passion is sharing stories from the heaths through our social media channels, website and at events such as Heath Week.
Project Manager Ann
Ann is the engine of the team! You might not see her out and about as much as the rest of us, but fear not, she is working incredibly hard behind the scenes, keeping our well-oiled machine running.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the office on 01483 721505 / 01483 756835.