Staff

Our current staff are:

Aline Denton

Aline DentonAline, a Zoology graduate, joined Denmark Farm as a volunteer in 2002. In 2013, following a 17 year career in the biopharmaceutical sector, Aline took on the role of Project Officer with Denmark Farm’s Big Lottery Funded ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ Project. Since then, Aline has been working and volunteering with a variety of conservation organisations in west Wales, and is currently the Volunteer Engagement and Biodiversity  Officer at Denmark Farm.

In her spare time, Aline enjoys bird-watching and walking and is an active member of her local bat group.

Gary Thorogood

img_8366Gary moved to this part of Wales with his family 9 years ago after retiring from the Fire Service in London. He has become involved with a few local groups including Lampeter Permaculture Group, where he was introduced to the work and ethos of Denmark Farm, and  Transition Llambed . He now helps maintain the grounds and building keeping them safe and usable for visitors. A caretaking role. He also works alongside the excellent volunteers that help out at Denmark Farm.

Mara Morris

IMG_4255Mara has been working at Denmark Farm since early 2007 when she joined us to support our ‘Natural Links’ Programme, and subsequent ‘Wildlife Where You Live’ project. In 2012 Mara swapped roles to become our Marketing Officer. Currently she is Facilities and Events Manager responsible for developing our eco holiday accommodation, courses and events, campsite, conferences and associated visitor activities.  

Before coming to Denmark Farm, Mara worked in international development NGOs, such as VSO and UNA Exchange, carrying out fundraising, volunteer recruitment and marketing roles. Mara has been living in Wales for 30 years since moving to Cardiff to complete an Arts Degree. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, camping, photography and various crafts. She now lives just down the road with her small family, 4 chickens and productive vegetable garden.

Marc Richards

img_8363Fe ymunodd Marc a thîm Fferm Denmark ym mis Mai 2016.  Yn frodorol o Aberystwyth, fe weithiodd Marc i Brifysgol Aberystwyth am 24 mlynedd; yn gyntaf yn y Swyddfa Gyllid cyn ymuno ag Ysgol Addysg a Dysgu Gydol Oes fel Gweinyddwr Cyllid.  Cyn hynny, fe weithiodd Marc i Fanc Lloyds am dros 5 mlynedd.

Mae Marc yn astudio am ei Dystysgrif mewn Ecoleg a Chadwraeth drwy Brifysgol Aberystwyth ar hyn o bryd ac mae’n bwriadu datblygu ei ardd i dyfu llysiau a chreu hafan i fywyd gwyllt.  Mae Marc hefyd yn frwd am ei bêl-droed – wedi chwarae a bod yn gapten am flynyddoedd lawer ar ei dîm lleol, Talybont, cyn dod yn rheolwr arnynt.  Ar hyn o bryd mae’n Gadeirydd ar y clwb.

Marc joined the team at Denmark Farm in May 2016.  A local boy from Aberystwyth, Marc worked for Aberystwyth University for 24 years, firstly in the Finance Office and then as the Finance Administrator for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.  Prior to that Marc had worked for Lloyds Bank for over 5 years. 

Marc is currently studying for the Certificate in Ecology and Conservation with Aberystwyth University and is looking forward to creating his own vegetable garden and wildlife haven at home.  Marc also likes his football, having played and captained his local village team of Talybont for many years, before managing the team and is currently the Club Chairman.