meet the team
Dan is the founder and Director of Active Hope. He was a primary school teacher who retrained as an outdoor instructor. Dan is passionate about giving children and young people new opportunities, and he loves the challenge and excitement of our work.
Director of Operations
Paul has been part of our team for over 11 years, first as a volunteer, and now as a staff member. Starting off as an instructor in archery, climbing, water sports and mountain biking, Paul now spends most of his time organising our events, and fundraising.
Lynsey is our Office Manager. She has worked with Active Hope for more than 12 years. She initially started volunteering on our Adventure Academy project and got hooked! Lynsey now works as our Office Manager - providing the essential admin and organisation behind all of our projects.
Gaz, just like Lynsey, first came to us as a volunteer on an Adventure Academy project...and is now a full time staff member! Gaz loves being outside, loves being busy, and adores pushing himself to the max!!!
Our latest member of staff, who joined us last Autumn. Having had some previous experience working in an outdoor centre in Wales, and then alongside a local secondary school supporting and mentoring, we are excited to welcome Hannah onto team
Mike is an extremely well qualified instructor who specialises in watersports. He not only works with our children and young people, but is also a recognised coach - teaching other instructors. As well as his love for all things aquatic, he loves our small group mentoring sessions.