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Marina Robb is founder and Managing Director of Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC, a leading outdoor learning organisation. She is Author of ‘Learning with Nature’, considered a must-have book for Forest School & Outdoor practitioners. Marina has been the recipient of funding from Natural England, Mind and The National Lottery, amongst other grant makers for her outdoor work with disadvantaged teenagers, families and young people.

The flagship project ‘The Woodland Project’ won the ITV People’s Project in 2017, supporting families and teenagers with disabilities and mental health issues. Marina is a senior practitioner for residential camps in Sussex woodlands, Forest School & training, nature-based training for adults, nature & health interventions, outdoor learning days and youth training programmes.
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Mark Lloyd has always had a keen interest in the environment and working with people. He has worked with young people for over 8 years, as both a ranger, Bush craft practitioner and Forest School Leader.

Among other interest and trainings, Mark holds a NCFE Level3 Outdoor Leadership qualification in Bushcraft, Forest School Level 3 Training, NCFE Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Woodcraft.
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Anna Richardson

Anna Richardson lives and works in East Sussex. She is a mother, author, forest school facilitator and trainer, working with young people of all ages.

She is enthusiastic about rediscovering the uses of wild plants and the indigenous approaches to sustainable harvesting for food, medicine and other practical crafts and teaches Foraging workshops. 
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Katie Scanlan

Katie Scanlan is the Operations Manager at Circle of Life Rediscovery. She is a qualified teacher, Forest School Leader and environmental science graduate.

She started her career as an environmental science lecturer, before working for many years as an environmental education teacher at a field studies centre in South London.
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Jennie Lamb is an enthusiast for learning and development; her career path has provided numerous opportunities to develop training packages as well as delivering face to face training for staff and volunteers.

Jennie is our Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator, assessing the Level 3 Forest School Leadership portfolios.
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Harriet Holmes is based in the Circle of Life Rediscovery office. After travelling and working abroad, Harriet settled in East Sussex with her young family and started working for Circle of Life Rediscovery in 2013, after various marketing and travel related roles.

Harriet takes care of the marketing, bookings and general office!
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Kate Macairt

Kate Macairt is an experienced Play Therapist and Child Counsellor who has been working with children and young adults for over 10 years as Therapist and previously 15 years as a Teacher. 

Her background is in Expressive Arts Education and her interest in the significance of the creative instinct led her to research creativity and its connection to well-being and academic achievement as part of a Masters in Education. 
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Alex Travers (Feathers) has spent the last 15 years educating about how to live in a conscious relationship with the natural world.

Using a mixture of primitive skills, natural community ecology and deep nature connection techniques he tries to bring a modern world approach to ancient skills that are still as relevant today as they were for our ancestors.
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Nicky Aisher

Nicky Aisher is a counselling psychologist, a registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Nicky practices integrative therapy, combining Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), humanistic and psychodynamic approaches in response to clients' unique situations.
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Rivkah Cummerson

Rivkah Cummerson spent a childhood camping in Scotland, bird watching with a pair of salvaged opera glasses and making ‘nests’ from grass and mud at home and taking on long contemplative walks in the countryside.

As a teenager, Rivkah has always felt a strong affinity with outdoor spaces. 
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Jill Parsons Jill is an Environmental Artist, a Secondary School Teacher and a Forest School Leader. Over the last ten years working in education she has specialised in creative learning and nature connection.  

Jill runs forest school sessions for all ages from toddlers to adults.
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Marie-Helene Dalila-Boyle is a transpersonal integrative psychotherapist registered with the BACP. She has a private practice near Lewes.

She has been working with clients with a wide range of issues since 1990 and she is now working in nature inspired by the wild therapy movement. 
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Chad Roberts

Chad Roberts completed a weekend bushcraft course, has an NCFE qualification in bushcraft and outdoor leadership and woodcraft in 2005/06 and is always looking to spend more time outdoors!

With an established interest in youth work, he looks to combine the two where possible!
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Luke Feathers

Luke Funnell works as an outdoor learning facilitator leading transformative woodland projects for children, teenagers and adults.

He is a qualified forest school leader and advanced level bushcraft instructor and has spent the last 2 years training in nature connection and and nature philosophy based on Native American teachings including rights of passage and quest work.
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Ed Wade-Martins is co-director of Moving Sounds, an organisation that facilitates creativity, raising awareness of today's social and environmental issues.

He is a skilled facilitator, combining different disciplines of writing, theatre, music, visualisation, song and performance that can radically shift participants into spontaneous moments of creative genius. 
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Joe Hind

Joe Hinds has a background working as an adolescent outreach worker and as an outdoor educator, particularly in adventure based programmes, incorporating climbing, canoeing and camping, for young offenders, children at risk, young carers, and the unemployed.
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Annie Spencer

Annie Spencer, MA Oxon, PGCE, Dip IDHP, co-creates our programme. With a background in humanistic psychology and earth-based spiritual traditions, Annie has 25 years experience in groupwork and psychotherapy and is skilled at moving between spiritual teachings and the disciplines of psychology.

She works here and in the US and writes regularly. 
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Emma Callar has a passion for working with children and young people in an outdoor setting.

‘All my earliest memories are of having the freedom to explore the wood and fields where I lived. I want children I work with to have the opportunity to play and have adventures, developing their connection with nature, as I did.’
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Nick Clements has specialised in working with teenagers and children from areas of high social need, working directly with schools, YOT schemes, prisons and other institutions.

In addition he is a published author and has worked specifically with boys and men, creating workshops, training programmes and events dealing with issues of coming of age, rites of passage, fatherhood and grand-fatherhood. 
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Bella Cook is dedicated to empowering children and families through play opportunities and sees the natural environment as the perfect setting in which to explore, reflect and grow.

She is an adventure play enthusiast, which has led her to become a Director of Woodland Tribe Community Interest Company, an organisation that promotes and provides adventure play throughout the UK.
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Lynne Charmer

Lynne Charmer has worked with young people for 24 years in a variety of settings including social and residential care, group work, one to one, outreach and detached, generic and targeted youth services. 

She has also worked extensively with children and families and is a qualified therapist / counsellor lending a deep understanding of behavioural psychology.that are still as relevant today as they were for our ancestors.
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Victoria Mew

Victoria Mew has followed her love of nature and curiosity in indigenous cultures since she was 12 years old having been introduced to a wilderness family camp, sleeping out in a lean-to shelter with a fire for her first time.

Throughout her teens she pursued this interest training with Trackways, Coyote Tracks and the Tracker School.
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Charlie Irving has trained and qualified extensively in Complementary Health and Alternative Health areas over the last 15 yrs.

Charlie is a Forest School Leader and also currently works within education. She is exploring wellbeing within and around the school environment and supporting children, young people and teaching staff to move towards nature and to create outdoor spaces to take learning outdoors. 
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Greg Sommer

Greg Sommer grew up in the lush temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States.  

He began learning the art of tracking, nature awareness and survival skills at a young age from Jon Young and the Wilderness Awareness School.
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