Our current staff are:
Aline, 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, including a recent role with The Vincent Wildlife Trust, where she carried out mammal research and surveys with volunteers through the ‘Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) project.
Aline became a Trustee in 2014 and regularly leads volunteer activities at Denmark Farm, and supports staff with marketing and fundraising activities. In her spare time, Aline enjoys bird-watching and walking and is an active member of her local bat group.
Gary 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 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.
Having been a keen ornithologist and dragonfly spotter from a very young age a long detour in the late 1980s and 90s took in IT, music, theatre, promotion and PR. Scott returned to the ecological world in 2000 to study environmental science and eventually set up a woodland nature reserve, volunteer programme and research project in 2005.
As a Member of The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, The British Ecological Society and The British Dragonfly Society, Scott takes an active interest in ecological current affairs, legislation and political and social impacts.
Scott has written several books on wildlife and ecology including field guides, children’s spotter books and species identification booklets. Scott currently runs ‘Vital Ecology’, a small ecological consultancy, and is working on books about off grid living and ecological surveys as well as undertaking ecological research on British Dragonflies. He lives off-grid with his small family up in the hills near Machynlleth where they produce much of their own food and generate their own electric from a combination of solar, wind and water power.