Staff and Volunteers

Beth Collier, Director

Beth is a Nature Allied Psychotherapist and ethnographer who teaches natural history and woodland living skills. She has a life long passion for nature stemming from a rural upbringing.

Beth helps people to feel at home in nature. She has a passion for holding spaces which help people to develop positive relationships in and with nature; she has extensive experience using natural settings as a therapeutic space.

Beth has a particular interest in supporting people of colour in finding their place in UK natural settings and creates opportunities for the representation of black leadership in nature.

She enjoys natural navigation, foraging, tracking and basketry and has experience of wilderness living in Scotland and Sweden. Beth has a certificate in Advanced Wilderness First Aid.

Beth also teaches emotional leadership skills to expedition leaders and outdoor practitioners.

Claire Ratinon, Non Executive Director

Claire is an organic grower based in Hackney.  She has worked in a range of roles from growing salad on a small organic site for Growing Communities to delivering growing workshops throughout London to audiences including East London primary schools, community centres and for corporate clients. Claire has a background in media and is passionate about the healing impact of growing plants.

Ebele Nwakude, Operations Assistant

Ebele is a fan of the outdoors and the positive effects it has on one mental health and socialising. With living in such a big city with so much hustle and bustle, Ebele enjoys the calming effects of nature, as well as the opportunity to recharge and reset. She has a background in sales and administration.

has a background in sales and administration.

She has a background in sales and administration.She has a background in sales and adminstration.

Jess Morales

Mike Barret-Wright

Reena Morjaria