Sustainability is at the heart of Emily’s ethos. She lived off grid overseas for over a year. She brought this experience and passion back with her when she moved to Somerset. She now lives on a smallholding striving to be as self-sufficient as she can. Emily started working life as a primary school teacher. She now runs her own business letting gypsy caravans for people to stay in. A bicycle is her preferred mode of transport and wherever possible she leaves the car at home.
Sue has been involved in environmental causes since her late teens. Over her career, Sue has been CEO of a furniture recycling project and benefits advice charity, set up a food bank, and fundraised for environmental charities.
She also volunteered in Bolivia for a year - writing courses and retreats.
Sue is now retired but has just become a published author.
Steve has extensive experience of project development and management in area-based regeneration schemes with a focus on community development and cross-sector multi-agency partnership development. He is a director of two social enterprises, a lead consultant for a co-operative development agency and runs his own consultancy business.
Alison became involved with the Eco Somerset team in Sept 2019. Supporting with strategy, admin and joined the board of directors in July 2020.
Helen is Founder and Director of Rheos Environmental Consulting Limited. A Flood and Water Management professional since 2003, she has worked in a range of technical, project and management roles for the Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authority, planning and engineering consultancies.
She is a former Flood Risk Manager working in local government with significant experience of working across statutory services, and roles in business development, improvement and change in risk management authorities