Office Staff

The Wild Things Office Team


Luke Strachan – Chief Executive Officer

Luke has a life time of spending time outdoors, a passion for caring for the environment and the welfare of people. Through his work at Reach Volunteering in London he has gained a breadth of experience in the third sector from governance, organisational operations, recruitment, finance, sales & marketing, campaigning, fundraising, change management, business development, training as well as public speaking and stake-holder engagement.




Elspeth Nawrocki – Office Manager

Elspeth joined Wild Things in February 2018 and is an experienced administrator.  She holds a BSc in Computing for the Internet and Multimedia.  When not working at Wild Things!  Elspeth enjoys walking, gardening and playing guitar.





Elizabeth Knock – Project Development Officer

Elizabeth joined Wild Things in September 2018 as a part time Administrator, however she soon found her niche and is now our Project Development Officer for the Silver Saplings Wild and Well project.  Alongside working for Wild Things she is studying a Degree in Business Management.  In her spare time she volunteers for the local youth rugby club and loves spending time outdoors practicing her photography.




Tony Dunbar – Finance Officer

Tony joined the team in June 2019 in the position of the part-time Finance Officer.  For the last 25 years, Tony has been working in accounts and payroll roles and during that time spent 20 years as a volunteer Treasurer with a local Citizens Advice Bureau.  He has recently completed his AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting and will continue his studies in 2021 for the Professional Diploma in Accounting.  During his spare time, he is an avid flight simulator enthusiast and can be found “virtually” flying around the world!


Adam Rochester – Fundraiser Officer

Adam joined the team in October 2019 as part-time Fundraiser Officer. He has been fascinated by wildlife from an early age and grew up close to Epping Forest. This provided a spectacular arena to develop his passion for woodland management which has now become a lifelong passion.   He holds a BSc degree in Biology and MSc in Environmental Conservation and his professional career has spanned 20 years in the Environment Conservation sector. In that time, he has worked in a variety of roles including reserve and project management, landowner liaison, conservation, community and education. In his career, fundraising has been a core focus to deliver conservation projects.