Rachel Limb - Admin Contractor
Rachel took on this role in February 2017 and is contracted to spend one day a week on average managing a range of administrative duties including membership admin and managing correspondence.
Rachel runs her own marketing, project management and support business. Though not from a countryside sector background herself, Rachel spent 16+ years in local government working alongside the council’s Countryside Service and still enjoys a good working relationship with former colleagues. She has also undertaken work for the local AONB as well as organising her own events and providing marketing, copywriting and administration support for a range of organisations.
Liz Bourne - Ranger Editor
Liz is a writer and editor and co-founder of Nature’s Frontline. Having honed her editing skills in the natural history department at Harper Collins Publishers, she went on to run her own magazine and then to edit a local newspaper. Following a four-year stint at the University of Portsmouth, she is now running her own business writing and editing for a number of publishers and organisations.
With a life-long interest in natural history and conservation, Liz has been involved with the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project and Nature’s Frontline with Steve Peach for a number of years. She writes articles, produces publications and provides flapjack when required.
Janice Burley - National Training Co-ordinator
Day Job: trainer, gardener, garden designer and whatever else comes along (not necessarily in that order)
Background: Janice has spent most of her career organising and delivering training courses, and facilitating workshops. She worked as a Training and Development Officer at Losehill Hall when it was run by the Peak District National Park Authority as an environmental training centre. She organised and delivered a range of courses including the internationally renowned Ranger Training Courses for around ten years until the centre closed in 2010. For the last two years she did this freelance having set up Down 2 Earth in January 2009.
As well as running Ranger Training in Austria, she has also run a number of events with the EUROPARC Federation in a variety of European countries. These include running seminars in Siggen, Germany; workshop facilitation in Denmark; and developing and delivering a Communication Skills training course in Spain and Romania. She also ran EUROPARC’s first Youth Conference in Hungary.
As part of her freelance work, she has previously worked as a BIG Lottery Community Spaces Facilitator and delivered countryside projects, such as the National Forest new Long Distance Trail.
Lynn Crowe - Academic Advisor
Lynn Crowe has been invited by the CMA to act in an `academic advisor` capacity for the organisation. We believe this will help us to draft our responses to government consultations and other research. Lynn can also provide an overview about issues relating to higher education, skills and qualifications.
Lynn is Professor of Environmental Management at Sheffield Hallam University. An ecologist and planner by training, Lynn has a particular interest in encouraging more people to enjoy the natural environment more often, and is a member of SHU’s Outdoor Recreation Research Group (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/orrg/). She teaches on SHU’s B.Sc. Environmental Science and M.Sc. Environmental Management courses (amongst others).
Lynn has been involved with many different public agencies, including Natural England, the Forestry Commission, the Peak District National Park Authority, the National Trust, the Europarc Federation, and the South Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership, as well as previously working for local authority countryside services. She was also responsible for managing the Outdoor Recreation Network when it was based at SHU 2003-11. Lynn also writes regularly through her own personal blog – http://lynncroweblog.wordpress.com – and is a recent convert to Twitter (@LynnCroweSHU).