A Bit About Me
At school I was a day dreamer. I really was only ever paying attention when learning about far off places, explorers and wildlife. I studied Geography at university, but as soon as I got my degree I was off! I travelled the world for the next decade, living in Africa and Asia. I managed safari camps in Africa, pioneered sustainable tourism projects in Asia, managed the sales of an inbound tour operator in Indochina, set up a successful tour operator in Thailand, obtained an MSc in Responsible Tourism Management and consulted for WWF and other NGOs on wildlife conservation in relation to tourism practices. When not working, I travelled, mainly on my motorbike and just had lots of incredible unforgettable adventures.
In my early thirties, on my return back to the UK (having realised that I should probably settle down, find a husband and grow some roots somewhere), I toyed with the idea of going back to work for NGO’s to support wildlife conservation. I however realised that I would have a bigger impact working in the private sector. It was then that I met Will Bolsover and NWS. He was looking for a Sales Manager and, with my passion for wildlife conservation, years working in management roles and knowledge of key regions, it was meant to be. I really enjoy managing the team and helping them to grow, guiding clients through their journey to create their perfect itinerary, and of course hearing about their travels upon their return! All knowing that we are positively contributing to wildlife conservation along the way.
I’ve been back in the UK and working at NWS for 4 years now. I’ve been fortunate to find a job that I love, an incredible husband (who is also called Will, which is very confusing) and to live in a city that has so much to offer. When not at work I frequent the Royal Geographical Society, where I am a fellow. I love going to their lectures and learning about new places or debating about current issues and have been fortunate to see Sir David Attenborough twice there. I am an outdoorsy person and Will (husband) and I love our Sunday pub walks, normally in the rain, but what do you expect when you live in the UK?
I have no plans on living abroad in the near future and am settled here in the UK, so long as I can talk about extraordinary wildlife and incredible places and visit them from time to time, which fortunately, is my job!