Meet the Staff
Head of Centre
Centre Based Staff
Paul IrvingEducation Programme Development Co-ordinator
Paul has a very varied job at Gorsefield. He is our Site Premises Manager and is in charge of ensuring our 7 acre site is tidy and safe. He is a qualified Forest Schools Practitioner and loves working with groups of children in the garden and sharing his passion for gardening.
Liz FranklinHead of Housekeeping
Liz is the Housekeeper and is in charge of making sure the house is comfortable and clean for all of our guests. She orders all of the food and cooks delicious breakfasts and lunches, ensuring all visitors have a nutritious and balanced diet.
Tracey MoranDomestic Assistant
Tracey is one of our domestic assistants and she works hard to keep Gorsefield house looking clean and tidy. She enjoys chatting to all of our visitors and ensuring they feel at home.
Lyn CallowDomestic Assistant
Lyn is one of our most experienced domestic-assistants and works hard to keep Gorsefield house looking clean and tidy as well as helping out at mealtimes.
Remote Staff Team
Visiting Activity Instructors
Steve MullinsActivity Instructor
For the past 8 years, Steve has had fun working with children of all ages and abilities, as a TA and LSA
in primary schools and nursery, as a private tutor and a workshop leader. He loves to pass on what
he has learned during his time on planet Earth and believes that everyone can enjoy learning. He has
a degree in chemistry, is a trained actor and has recently started performing his own poetry. He
loves the outdoors and nature, just how much is summed up in a poem he wrote during lockdown
Daniel YatesActivity Instructor
Outdoor junky and tree monkey. Danny's first outdoor experiences was inspired by
Lofty Wiseman's 'SAS Guide', this provided much outdoor fun and entertainment.
From this he continues to deepen his knowledge in all aspects of outdoor activity and
He has worked with young people and adults from a variety of needs and
backgrounds over many years, and now combines this with his love of all things
outdoors to deliver authentic outdoor experiences that inspires participants.
He enjoys reading, snowboarding, tree climbing, scouting, bushcraft, wild camping,
sketching/doodling and cooking.
Simon PayneActivity Instructor
Simon enjoys working with children and has done for the past 18 years, he works mainly with
Primary School children providing fun and engaging Maths Workshops. Simon likes hands on
activities and enjoys being out side. He also enjoys having a good joke.
Helen PayneActivity Instructor
Helen has been delivering bushcraft sessions to children, young people and adults for almost 15
years. An Accredited Practioner with the Institute of Outdoor Learning and a Guide Leader of 12
years, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge in delivering bushcraft sessions to children.
Helen is the founder of Discover Bushcraft, and very much looking forward to seeing you all in the
Sam BrownTeacher / Activity Instructor
Molly French GerrardTeacher / Activity Instructor
Molly French Gerrard