I have been a Tourist Guide since 1995 and started gaining my STGA qualifications in 2006. Whilst still a Green Badge guide I became an accredited trainer with the STGA. In 2008 I started as a tutor on the Blue Badge course, teaching the natural history section of the course and I continue to do so. Around this time I also started running wildlife CPD events for existing Blue Badge guides and these have proved to be very popular. With some encouragement I started the Blue Badge course myself in 2013 and qualified in 2014. Recently I was successful in being selected as one of the 5 mentors on the 2016-18 Blue Badge Course.
Outside of the STGA I have run guide training courses for several organisations and I became an accredited Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer with the National Association of Interpretation in 2011. I have a long term involvement (since 2007) in the annual Ranger training programme at Aigas Field Centre, where my guiding career began.