After qualifying as an STGA guide in 2004, Helen worked as both a tourist guide and operationally within the cruise ship industry.
In 2005 she qualified as an STGA Trainer and has been heavily involved in guide training in Orkney since then. She acted as a course director for an STGA Yellow Badge course in 2009 and has been the Course Director for 2 subsequent STGA Green Badge courses within the islands. She is also accredited to deliver the Guiding is Fun unit and is a Green Badge Assessor.
Helen is currently the Operations Manager for the Orkney Office of Excursions Ltd and works closely with guides and cruise ships across Scotland handling around 180 port calls per season.