I’m a storyteller, author and environmentalist based in Devon, South West England. I find and tell stories that inspire, provoke curiosity and build stronger connections between people and nature.
I work with the oral storytelling tradition, where traditional and modern stories are remembered, shared and passed on to others. You’ll find me telling stories at nature reserves, festivals, schools, charity events and venues all over the South West. My repertoire includes storytelling evenings for adults, shows and collaborations, schools and museums work, story walks and workshops.
Storytelling allows me to combine two of my great passions: nature, and creative imagination. I’ve been a storyteller for over 15 years, continually learning and sharing with a diverse storytelling community in the UK and beyond.
I have written two books of the traditional British folk tales that I’ve worked and told, and I’m working on two more. I also write features and articles on wildlife, storytelling and the land.
I was born in Buckinghamshire and originally trained as an ecologist. I’ve worked in the nature conservation sector for the last 20 years across the UK, in roles including farm advisor, river surveyor, political lobbyist and conservation director. In addition to my storytelling, I work with Devon Wildlife Trust managing and developing landscape scale conservation programmes in north Devon. You can find out more here.