Chair of Trustees
My background is in 3rd sector project management, supporting vulnerable adults and more recently, as a community led housing advisor, supporting churches and community groups to develop affordable homes. I moved to Kendal just as Outside In was in its final stages of preparing to open. I joined others in painting and cleaning the centre and once it opened, my kids and I were happy regulars. Outside In helped me make friends as well as giving me a place to relax while the kids burned off their energy so when an opportunity to get involved with the board was advertised, I jumped at the chance. Since then, we’ve weathered the covid storm and I have taken on the role of chair in order to support the charity to thrive over the next few years.
I worked for many years as a Teacher and then Head at Brantfield Nursery in Kendal, where we focused on providing high-quality learning experiences both outside and in. I am now excited by this opportunity to continue working with children and families through the Outside-In Kendal project.