Our Current staff are:
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 Marketing and Sales Officer. She is now responsible for developing our new 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 and marketing roles. Mara has been living in Wales for 25 years since moving to Cardiff to complete an Arts Degree. She now lives just down the road with her small family, 3 chickens and productive vegetable garden.
James has been working in environmental conservation for 9 years, having begun as a volunteer getting stuck into pond, pathway and woodland projects across Wales and North West England. Previously he has worked with BTCV, Groundwork Wales and most recently as Project Manager for the nearby Long Wood Community Woodland, here in Lampeter. Fundraising has been an ongoing part of his work with these organisations as has partnership working on a range of community environmental projects. In his own time he also works as a Forest School leader, woodland skills tutor and runs an outdoor after-school club, Young Rangers. In his role as Development Officer at Denmark Farm he is responsible for procuring external funding so that we can maintain and increase our staffing resource, deliver engaging projects and develop the Shared Earth Trust membership.
Dolly moved from Cardiff to Ceredigion in 2006 to complete a degree in countryside management at Aberystwyth University. She has recently joined the team as Finance Officer, combining this with freelance work in hands-on ecology and in project management. Prior to this Dolly worked for many years in both the statutory and voluntary sectors – in community projects, in arts and education, in company and project management, and in finance. Dolly lives with her husband and pets on the edge of upland Ceredigion, a unique landscape where she can pursue all of her interests.
Aline came to Wales in 1986 to complete a Zoology degree at Aberystwyth University and has been a volunteer at Denmark Farm for nearly 15 years. She joined the team as Project Officer for our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ project and is now continuing to support our work as an office volunteer. Prior to joining Denmark Farm Aline worked in the in the commercial sector in manufacturing and QA roles, and ran her own business as a Quality Management Systems auditor. In her spare time, Aline enjoys spending time outdoors near her home on the coast, walking and wildlife-watching, and is an active member of the local bat group.