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About Us

Meet the team at Wild Earth

Our Ethos

What binds us together at Wild Earth is our love for Nature, our ideas, values and beliefs - that nature is the perfect conduit for self-development. We are all skilled in different areas and Wild Earth brings us together to embed and offer our skills in a unfied approach for the community. As we are all self-employed, we bring with us the unique combination of commitment, drive and entrepreneurship that motivates the people that we work with.


Alex Hampson
Founder and Director

Alex has over 18 years of professional experience in the field of Bushcraft and Survival, though in truth his learning started young in the wilds of the Australian outback and rural Fiji.

He has received rigorous training from the best, embodies an exciting blend of skills including an infectious love for the natural world and despite being an emerging leader in the field continues to invest in advanced annual personal training in order to stay sharp and passionate and to offer the richest possible palette of know-how to others.

Alex is passionate about the environment and has a rich experience of community development and regeneration by connecting communities with their local environment. Alex leads the delivery team at Wild Earth.


Denise Taylor

Denise is passionate about conversation education and has worked in wildlife conservation since the early 1990s. Denise has specialist experience in wolf conservation and has got a PhD in conservation education.

As a business graduate and entrepreneur, Denise is a Business Development and Marketing Communications expert and also has an extensive experience working in the public sector and in the third (not-for-profit) sector, with an emphasis on creative and knowledge industry companies. She owns and runs Bridge PR, a public relations and marketing company providing solutions for the maufacturing sector in the UK.

Jeremy Thres

Jeremy is a wilderness quest guide, storyteller, theatre-skills facilitator, carrier of Council and public speaker. Jeremy has been involved in nature-based work for over 20 years.

He trained with Steven Foster and Meredith Little of the School of Lost Borders, pioneers in the resurgence of modern wilderness rites of passage and also trained in Core Process Psychotherapy with the Karuna Institute to further support his work.

Jeremy lends a rich pan-cultural context in his facilitation as he has gained his rich experience by studying with elders such as Tich Nhat Hanh and Martin Prechtel.



Geeta Sarcar
Director - Development and Programmes

Geeta has nearly 20 years experience in youth and community development. Her expertise lies in fundraising, designing programmes and providing creative solutions for SMEs and social enterprises. As a graduate in Political Science and a postgraduate in Design and Digital Media, Geeta has a specialist skills base and understanding of social policy and applying technology to development projects - especially working with people from different communities in the UK and in India.

Geeta has a rich background of experience in youth work, environmental regeneration, community development, business development, fund raising, arts, media and communications including filmmaking, web design and social media. She is currently repsonsible for all the programme management at Wild Earth.

Oden Copson
Programme Support 

Oden is a Wild Earth graduate, an ex-participant from the Nature Beats programme, who is now training as a youth work practitioner. Oden has mentored young people since 2017 and is passionate about nature and creativity and brings a rich experience and is a great role model for other young people. He supports the allotment based sessions and all other youth projects delivered at Wild Earth.

Elizabeth Grove
Grow Co-ordinator 

Izzie is a qualified dietician with professional experience of working with the NHS. She has led Attune and Nourish CIC in the past and is passionate about creating a holistic approach to health and wellbeing apart from the medial paradigm with an underpinning of our connection with nature, the seasons and how becoming attuned to this, we can learn how to best nourish ourselves and live in a more harmonious state with the planet. She has the experience of delivering nutrition and sustainability training to individual clients and organisations. Izzie is committed to our ethos of connecting people with nature and leads on our 'Grow' programmes - at the Wild Earth allotments.  

Derrin Ansell
Programme Support

Dee is a Wild Earth graduate and an ex-participant from the Nature Beats programme and then mentoring over three years, Dee joined the Wild Earth workforce. She is a great role model for young people. Highly talented musically and with a passion for Nature, Dee is leading on developing modules for youth engagement at Wild Earth. She provides support to young people and encourages them to reach the best of their potential.

Daryl Clough
Programme Support

Daryl is a Wild Earth graduate and an ex-participant from the Nature Beats and Positive Pathways programme and has recently joined the Wild Earth workforce. He brings with him a grest sense of commitment and positivity to the work and an eagerness to deliver the task on hand. He is a great role model for the young people he works with.



Mohammed Ahmed
Christopher Mayne
Adam George
Sam Reeves
Emily Mutton
Jane Danger
Dawn Corkish