Meet The Team
Volunteers and staff working together to achieve the amazing work we do.
Our Green-Fingered Staff
As the Project Manager for The Good Life Project and the Grant Fund Manager for Pendle Leisure Trust, I am very passionate about providing and developing this kind of service so that we can do more to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community!
Development Support Worker
I have worked for The Good Life Project since February 2019. I gained my degree in Garden Design from UCLan. I like being able to share my gardening skills with others and especially love growing flowers which are great for the environment. I have worked in the education sector since 2009 and I enjoy providing advice and guidance and watching people develop, grow and achieve. When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and doggy Sheldon (yes, my daughter named him after Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory!). I also love watching vintage comedies whilst eating my breakfast.
Senior Support Worker
I previously studied at Burnley College and worked for myself as a countryside landscaper. I have worked at The Good Life Project since 2013. In that time I have shared my skills and enthusiasm for gardening, creating growing spaces on our allotment plots for all to enjoy. I have also been able to teach cooking and preserving our allotment produce to others. Sharing the secrets of my chilli growing and preserving experience to all who dare sample the ‘Pots of Hot’! Away from work, I love spending time with my son (who does not share his dad’s enthusiasm for the outdoors!). Netflix and Xbox are great in moderation in the winter evenings!
I have worked at the Good Life Project since May 2017, part time. I also work at Craven College as an animal studies instructor, however, I like the transition from working with college students to beneficiaries at the good life with all kinds of backgrounds. I studied my degree in Animal management and Wildlife Conservation and have a passion for studying ecology. I like to try implement this into the project and encourage wildlife projects. I do enjoy gardening also just not hedge laying in the Autumn rain and the main areas I like at the project are caring for the chickens and ducks.
I was introduced to The Good Life Project as a beneficiary by Community Restart in 2014. Situations like this made me extremely anxious as I didn’t really like to socialise and meet new people. The Good Life became like a second home, meeting new people became easier and my confidence grew over the first couple of months. I didn’t really notice the change until my parents pointed it out to me. A part time position opened up to join The Good Life team, I was really nervous about even thinking about filling in the application but the team helped me prepare for it as I’ve always wanted to work with people and gardening. I was offered the position and now lead group sessions. I also have a range of gardening experience and qualifications and take the lead with our Groundforce Team.
My role as Allotment Assistant at The Good Life Project started in 2016 but I had been a volunteer before then for 2 years. I am in charge of giving tours and general gardening and housekeeping. I would love to be a meteorologist, tarmac engineer or a traffic warden and my favourite food is Oddie’s tuna special sandwich.