BBC Radio London: Wild Guide launch
To promote the launch of my co-written book – Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England – I was invited to speak on BBC Radio London with Jo Good and Simon Lederman in July 2015.
I co-wrote and supplied images for this UK guidebook, working to a tight deadline over a six-month period. Created along with two other writers, I oversaw 13 of the 26 chapters. This involved researching potential places to include, visiting each place and writing entries and chapter intros.
Winning Travel Guide Book of the Year at the TravMedia Awards, the book was published May 2015.
Adventure Leader 2008/2011
Arctic 2008: I co-led a group of 11 young people (aged 16-21) on a five week expedition in Svalbard. Living out of rucksacks, eating rations and camping on ice and moraine, I facilitated the group’s Geography project, which involved measuring the ablation of glaciers. On return, I wrote the trip resort for the group. We presented the findings of the expedition at the RGS.
Amazon 2011: Living in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in Peru for three weeks, I co-led another group of 16-21 year olds. Working with Peruvian and UK scientists, we collected data on the species in the reserve, which included catching and measuring caiman (small crocodiles). During the trip, I led a workshop on travel writing and supported the student’s individual group projects.
Marketing co-ordinator 2009 – 2012
As marketing co-ordinator for the SouthEast and Channel Islands, I wrote marketing materials, introductory letters and emails to schools, creating a list of contacts from scratch. I then organised and delivered school talks to promote the society’s expeditions and recruit new members.
Adventure Travel Show speaker
I represented the company at the annual Adventure Travel Show, hosting two scheduled talks at this national event.