Beth is Wild in the City’s founder, she leads on strategy, programmes, research and policy. Beth is a Nature Allied Psychotherapist and ethnographer who teaches natural history and woodland living skills.
Beth has a background in research and policy, managing programmes and consultancies in the fields of psychological health and human rights. She has a life long passion for nature stemming from a rural upbringing.
Director of Operations
Jackie joined Wild in the City in April 2022 as the Director of Operations providing maternity cover for operational aspects of Beth’s role.
Jackie has over 20 years of national and international experience in administration and financial management within both the not-for-profit and Higher Education sectors. Her experience spans supporting organisations to achieve the best outcomes by strengthening systems, operational procedures, and workflow to encourage and facilitate staff development and teamwork.
In her spare time, Jackie enjoys spending time in nature, playing tennis, reading, and listening to podcasts.
Suzanne is a Nature Guide and facilitator with Wild in the City. She enjoys getting outdoors in all weathers and is passionate about leading others, whether new or experienced, into nature.
She also practices psychotherapy in nature, enjoys bushcraft, camping, sea swimming and likes to plot new routes across the South Downs, her local green playground. This year she aims to walk moors and highlands to prepare for hill walking leadership.
She is also a Gestalt psychotherapist and course facilitator at Nature Therapy School and Re-Vision. She designs and delivers CPD for counselling/psychotherapy training organisations.
Her ongoing research explores the interconnections between belonging and identity, ancestral embodied knowledge and the natural world.
Nicole is passionate about her role as a Nature Guide, particularly when leading hikes and facilitating groups being together in nature. Her nature hobbies include running through woodlands and identifying majestic trees along the way! She loves to ‘put her hands in the earth’ and relishes how gardening teaches her patience. Her favourite woodland pastime is preparing food and sharing stories around the fire, accompanied by owls and the occasional badger who visits her tent at night!
Nicole also practices as a psychotherapist and supervisor and is a tutor at The Nature Therapy School, The Minster Centre, and The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education. Her work integrates the connectedness of the brain, mind, body, and spirit grounded in the wisdom of Indigenous practice and contemporary neuroscience. Her stance is active in exploring how the dynamics of power can affect our relationships in terms of our class, culture, faith, neurodiversity, gender, transgender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and age.
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