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.
Development Support Worker
I’ve been enjoying getting stuck in at The Goodlife Project since starting here in summer 2021. With a long background in supporting people from all walks of life, I’ve discovered the importance of being engaged in nature on our overall health and well-being, as well as looking after our environment. I enjoy plants, skateboarding, chess, playing and watching live music and have a keen interest in all things creative.
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.