I joined Skillnet in 2010 and was originally a member of the Training Team. When we launched The Pulse as a vegetarian eco café and meeting space in 2011, I joined the team and became manager in 2012. I joined the Central Team in 2014 to oversee our environmental initiatives across the organisation, a role which developed into Director of Ethics and then, more recently, Director of Ethics and Communication.

I have recently been leading on refreshing our branding, promotional materials and website. I am responsible for working with people on how we communicate our message and change attitudes around learning difficulty and autism. I am also developing ideas for a wellbeing support programme for our workforce and the people we support.

My passions are: cooking and eating lots of lovely food; walking in the woods; getting to know people; living in a way that respects and looks after all living things; debating the "right" thing to do; and exploring ways in which good communication can improve the world! I am currently a trainee counsellor and am hoping to bring these skills into my work with bemix. I have two strong willed, joyful and compassionate daughters who inspire me on a daily basis, and I dabble in playing the drums and drawing (when I get the time!).

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