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 Officer. She is now Facilities and Events Manager 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, 6 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 Manager 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.
Anna has previously worked as a Finance Manager for the local charity Tir Coed and its Social Enterprise Wisewoods Wales, and before that in Human Resources at Lampeter University. Anna has recently joined the team as our Finance Manager and enjoys the challenges and creativity of all things financial. When Anna is not with us she spends her time with her husband and three children on their family run sheep and beef farm situation behind Denmark Farm.
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.