The Wild things! Office Team
Laura joined Wild things! in April 2009 as Office Administrator and PA to the Charity’s Executive Director, Jennie Martin. Laura worked in retail management for 3 years after completing a foundation degree in Art Direction and Advertising and enjoys all things creative.
Rachel joined the Wild things! team as our Finance Manager in 2015. Rachel has over seven years experience working within the Finance team of an international manufacturing company, latterly working as Trading Finance Accountant before taking time off with the kids. She has an MA (Hons) in Accountancy/Economics, and a CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
Chris started working with Wild things! in November 2015 to focus on developing our social enterprise activities. Prior to joining Wild things! Chris worked in sales and marketing in the retail industry, focussed largely in the online sector. He loves spending his spare time outdoors, exploring the mountains, woodlands and coastlines of Scotland with his young family and friends. Chris is also a volunteer expedition leader for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and is currently working towards his Mountain Leader Award. He has a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Politics.
Ellen has been with Wild things! since 2011. She currently works part-time focussing on fundraising, acting as Company Secretary and assisting the Executive Director with business development projects.
Jennie founded Wild things! in 2003. She has over 22 years experience of developing, coordinating and delivering inspiring and creative environmental education activities and conservation holidays for people of all ages and backgrounds. Her extensive knowledge of outdoor education, wilderness living skills and ecology has enabled her to devise the wide range of activities offered by Wild things! Her particular area of interest is in Ethnobotany and plant ecology. As well as overseeing the strategic direction of the charity, Jennie also develops and delivers our accredited training courses to adults.
Jennie holds an MSc in Ethnobotany, is a qualified Forest School Leader, a Bushcraft Practitioner, has a Certificate in Biological Recording from Birmingham University and a certificate in Medical Herbalism from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine
Celia has worked with Jennie on the fundraising for Wild things! since the charities inception in 2003. She has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and has extensive experience of raising capital and revenue funding from a range of charitable sources as well as developing new funding opportunities. She has a BSc in Geography and a PG Certificate in Environmental Science.