Wild things! Field Staff

The Wild things! Field Team

Eleanor Foster – Fieldwork Manager

Eleanor has experience across a broad range of environments and roles ranging from the Peruvian Amazon to the jungles of Thailand and to the deciduous forests of South England, she has practiced and grown her considerable knowledge and skills all over the world.


Eleanor also brings a strong academic record of achievement within the environmental sciences, holding an MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation, as well as a BSc in Geography.  She also has seven years experience in environmental education, plenty of hands-on fieldwork experience, excellent naturalist skills and a passion for the outdoors, sustainability and conservation.



 Laura Henderson – Field Worker

Laura has joined Wild Things! this year as our seasonal fieldworker looking after a variety of programmes including our Habitat Restoration Project. She has come to with Wild Things! with her PGCE in Applied Science, after having spent 5+ years working in North Wales as a Senior Instructor delivering tailored fieldwork modules for groups from all over the world. Laura also holds her BSc (Hons) in Zoology, as well as a variety of outdoor activities qualifications, which she has used to travel the world delivering adventurous activities!

Freelance Activity Leaders:


Holly Wilmot

Holly Santos Willmott

Holly has a BA in Outdoor & Community Education and has spent 20 years working in various international locations with a wide range of clients delivering various outdoor education, environmental and adventure based activities.


Ruaraidh Milne

Ruaraidh Milne

Ruaraidh has worked with Wild things! delivering Forest School, Coastal Classroom and bushcraft courses since 2006. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MSc in Conservation and Wildlife Biology. When not working for Wild things Ruaraidh is also a practitioner of circus and trapeze skills!

Laura Harper


Laura worked for Wild things! as Field Work Project Coordinator on our Blue Gym project focussing on dealing with Invasive Non Native plants in Moray. She has now left Wild things! to study to become a Primary school teacher but is going to continue working with Wild things! as a freelance instructor. Laura also holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and has previously worked as a countryside ranger in Spey Bay, where she gained experience in dealing with invasive species and delivering environmental education.

Deirdre Ryan-Glass

Dee has been a Freelancer at Wild things! for 4 years. She has a background in education and care work and is a Forest School Level 3 practitioner. Dee helps lead the Forest School, Coastal Classroom & holiday programmes for Wild things.



Kerry Peace

Kerry has a background in the creative arts and is incredibly passionate about outdoor learning. Kerry has previously worked with us on our Young Start volunteering project and has assisted with our Forest School, Coastal Classroom & holiday programmes.