Favourite Book - 'The New Encyclopaedia of Mammals' edited by David MacDonald
Favourite Spot - Too many to mention, but if pressed, Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand, Coed Crafnant Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve or my allotment.
It was hearing a nightingale singing in a bush that inspired me about the natural world as a child, and led me to lots of volunteering and an MSc in Ecology in Bangor. I was Conservation Officer with the Wildlife Trust for many years, and although I rarely use my ecological skills now, I’m sure they’re valuable in my current post
Recommends - 'How to be Wild' by Simon Barnes cos….“Each scrap of life is more astonishing than we suppose: more astonishing than we can suppose.”
Favourite Spot - Too many to mention but as long as I could be with my three favourite people I wouldn't care
Being 6'1" has played no important role in helping me get a Biological degree in London, an MSc in Bangor or several years volunteering with the Wildlife Trust. It does help when looking around while standing in reedbeds which is often required in this job.
Recommends - Jean Luc Mylayne
Favourite Spot - Just below the ankle
Born and brought up in N Wales. Studied visual art in Aberystwyth. Gained experience in conservation through volunteering. Worked as a seabird warden in various places. Started current job with the NWWT in Spring 2004
Recommends - 'Underwater to Get Out of the Rain: A Love Affair with the Sea' by Trevor Norton link
Favourite Spot - North Section, Anglesey Coastal Path
I studied Zoology with Marine Zoology followed by a MSc in Ecology in Bangor University. I started working for Marine Awareness North Wales in 2004, and in 2007, when Marine Awareness and NWWT joined forces, I became the NWWT's marine person.
Recomends - John Butler Trio - Great Music!
Favourite Spot - The New Forest
From Newbury in Berkshire always been into wildlife from an early age. Studied in Newquay Cornwall for my HND and then moved to North Wales for my degree in zoology and conservation. I volunteered for the trust and then was offered the opportunity to be a seasonal warden at Cemlyn nature reserve for the summer 2007 then I became assistant reserves officer in September.
Hobbies - Fishing, music (of most types), golf and classic motor-cycles.
Favourite Spot - Llŷn Peninsula especially Porthdinllaen
Started off volunteering for the Trust in 1998 and was asked by the then Director if I would like the job of Administration Officer as the previous one was leaving and I have been here since then.
Favourite Spot - Isle of Skye, spectacular on land and under water.
Degree in History at Sheffield University. Librarian then retrained in accounts(AAT) after having two children. Worked as bookkeeper and accountant for small businesses. Moved to Anglesey from Staffordshire and ran a B & B from 1997 to 2008. Appointed as Finance Officer for Trust in September 2008.
Recommends - A nice cup of tea.
Favourite Spot - Never too far from cattle on the coast, with a camera.
Every office needs a Grazing Coordinator- my job takes me all over Anglesey linking farmers with livestock with wildlife sites in need of grazing. I work for PONT with all the local conservation organistions including NWWT and came to the job through wildlife friendly farming and countryside contracting.
Recommends - Get digging and enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting your own food.
Favourite Spot - Isle of Muck, Scotland
Swedish by origin but settled in North Wales 25 years ago nurturing my lifelong interests for plants, wildlife and outdoor activities. Gained experience from studying Forestry at Bangor University, working with CCW, volunteering and growing my own produce. Have enjoyed the challenge of learning Welsh. Started with the NWWT in 2006.
Hobbies - Keeping fit, listening to live music and red wine.
Favourite Spot - Brynaerau
Born and brought up in North Wales. Spent my wild childhood out of doors exploring the nature around me. Just can't stop myself growing and propagating things!! Worked in South East England as a gardener, missed the mountains and sea so came back to Wales in 2002. Prior to starting with the NWWT in 2009 I worked at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor teaching life skills to people with learning difficulties.
Recommends - 'Last Chance to See' by Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine (ISBN 0 330 32002 5)
Favourite Spot - Earth
I was born and raised in the Swansea Valley. I moved to London in 1991 and stayed for eight years during which time I gained a BSc(Hons) in Wildlife Conservation. In 1996/1997 I spent a year volunteering for the NWWT as Assistant Conservation Officer based in Bangor. I came back to North Wales in July 1999 and started my current job in May 2000.
Recommends - growing your own veg - just started and you can't beat going to dig up your veg for tea
Favourite Spot - Okavango Delta, Botswana, Narawntapu National Park, Tasmania and exploring the wilds of North Wales and Cornwall
Studied zoology in Cardiff University with a year in Paignton Zoo studying baboon behaviour. Travelled for 10 months after university which was absolutely amazing. Returned home and wanted to be involved in local conservation so started volunteering with the Wildlife Trust in January 2007 and then started work on the dormouse project in May 2007.
Recommends - Fresh olives every day and following your heart for true happiness.
Favourite Spot - On the beach looking out to sea at Morfa Dyffryn with my wife Jenny and my dog Truffle.
Moved to North Wales in 2005. I have a degree in Field Biology and Habitat Management and have worked in sustainability and nature conservation since 1994. In 2005 I decided to get back to my roots and reacquaint myself with the great outdoors, which was when I started working for the Wildlife Trust.