Meet The Team

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Steve - Senior Instructor

Steve has been working in the outdoor industry for over 15 years and loves every minute of it. Steve has experience working with a vast array of clients from all backgrounds and abilities. His laid-back attitude makes him very approachable. Highly experienced at delivering orienteering, low ropes, team building, raft building, caving, and many more activities. Steve has the following qualifications:

  • Mountain Leader (summer) – MLTA
  • Single Pitch Award Climbing Instructor – MLTA
  • Level 2 Paddlesport Coach – British Canoe Union
  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader – British Cycling
  • Level 4 Mountain Bike Tutor – MIAS
  • Archery Instructor – GBArchery
  • Expedition Supervisor– Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid at Work Instructor
  • BSc in Physical Geography – Aberystwyth University
  • Coasteering Guide Competency Award
  • NNAS Course Director

Derry - Senior Instructor

Derry began his career in the outdoors whilst living back home in New Zealand, during which time he gained a vast amount of experience delivering a wide variety of activities from multiday sea kayak voyages through to alpine rock climbing trips. Derry is passionate about outdoor education and the life changing opportunities it provides. Derry has these qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Adventure Education – NZQA
  • Single Pitch Award Climbing Instructor – MLTA
  • Lowland Leader Award – MLTA
  • Level 1 Paddlesport Coach – British Canoe Union
  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Instructors Award – MIAS
  • Archery Instructor – GBArchery
  • Coasteering Guide Competency Award
  • NNAS Course Tutor

Maddy – Instructor

Maddy is the Head Ranger for the Lulworth Estate and has worked here for over 20 years. This working knowledge of the area makes her the ‘go to’ person for all questions relating to the estate and its ongoing commitment to managing and maintaining its huge degree of biodiversity. She set up the Education service here and loves getting children into an outdoor learning environment. Maddy’s qualifications:

  • Lowland Leader Award – MLTA
  • BSc Geographical Science
  • Diploma in Agronomy – FACTS
  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award

Jim – Instructor

Jim brings an in-depth knowledge of local wildlife, which he uses to promote care of habitats through enjoyable educational experiences. Jim also works as an assistant coasteering instructor and has recently qualified as a mountain bike instructor. Jim’s qualifications:

  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Instructors Award – MIAS
  • Lowland Expedition Leader – MLTA
  • BSc in Countryside Management
  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award
  • First Aid at Work Instructor

Kirsten - Instructor

Kirsten is the Deputy Head of the Lulworth Estate’s Ranger team. With responsibilities over the estate’s countryside managment, ecology and public rights of way. Kirsten is well versed in the operational aspect over a very large area. Kirsten’s qualifications:

  • Lowland Leader Award – MLTA
  • HND in Countryside Management
  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award

Liz - Instructor

Liz was born and raised in West Lulworth, as such her knowledge of the area is unquestionable. Liz has a very keen interest in bats and holds her Level 2 Bat Survey Licence. She is also a very accomplished scuba diver with many hours beneath the waves. This makes her perfect within her other role as our main snorkelling instructor. Liz’s qualifications:

  • BSAC Snorkelling Instructor
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Level 2 Bat Survey Licence

Skoti - Freelance Instructor

Pure Scottish thoroughbred. Skoti is passionate about her homeland where she developed her love for the outdoors. With a background in mental health nursing, Skoti is a very calm, approachable person, making her ideal at handling high stress environments. Skoti’s qualifications:

  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award
  • UKCC Level 1 Coach
  • UKCC SUP Module
  • Coastal and Countryside Leader (with camping endorsement)
  • Expedition Supervisor– Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Silver Assessor – Duke of Edinburgh Award