Meet the Eastern Moors Team
Danny Udall, Eastern Moors Site Manager
My role is to head up the team and coordinate a programme of improvements for wildlife, landscape and for people who enjoy this place as much as I do.
My first encounter with the Eastern Moors was hanging off a rope on Froggatt Edge, a long time ago - the Eastern Moors has changed a lot since then! When offered the role to oversee the delivery of a new vision for the Eastern Moors, working with wildlife and people, I jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t?
Rachel Bennett, Projects Manager
My role in the team is really varied, from planning large scale conservation projects to coordinating monitoring and surveys of wildlife at the Eastern Moors. I have a passion for wildlife and enjoy passing this enthusiasm on to others. I hope to see you out and about!
Katherine Clarke, Visitor Experience Manager
My role is all about the people on the Eastern Moors and making sure that we keep a balance between people's enjoyment of this wonderful place, and the reasons why it is so special; the wildlife, cultural history, landscape and so much more!
Kim Strawbridge, Senior Warden
I joined the team when the partnership took over management of the estate in 2011. My job is to plan and deliver many of the habitat improvements on the Eastern Moors as well as making sure the estate maintenance is kept up to scratch with the help of our growing team of volunteers. It is fantastic to work in such a stunning landscape and there is always something new to discover. A major part of my role is to help people explore this landscape for themselves and to build their own connections with the estate. An important part of my job is talking to people about what we do and why so if you see me out on the estate feel free to stop me for a chat.
Alex Bryant, Assistant Warden
I joined the Eastern Moors team in 2013 – working in and looking after my favourite area of the Peak District.
As a climber and general outside person I was familiar with parts of the estate, but I have really enjoyed discovering the more hidden away places through my daily work.
My job is mainly assisting the senior warden in maintaining the estate and delivering practical projects but can cover an eclectic range of subjects - from shortening gates to counting fox poo! I’m certainly learning a lot every day.
Shane Smith, Assistant Warden
After volunteering with the Eastern Moors for around 18 months, I was fortunate enough to be able to join the team full time in a seasonal role. I love working and spending my time outdoors, and what better place to be able to soak up the landscape whilst undertaking my jobs.
The main purpose of my role is to assist both the Senior and Assistant Warden to help maintain the sites' infrastructure, where I am learning new skills all the time. I also like to engage with our volunteers during work party days and I hope to see you out there soon.
Lisa Crossland, Peak District Reserves Administrator
My job is to keep the team organised, to pay the bills and generally deal with any of the office needs around the team.
Bryony Thomson, Community Involvement Ranger
My formative years were spent hiking and wildlife spotting in the valleys and woodlands of Kent. I'm blown away by the scale and beauty of the Eastern Moors and looking forward to discovering this special area. I'm passionate about involving people with the natural world so my job is to help people to responsibly explore, engage with and enjoy all the Eastern Moors has to offer.
John Mead, Warden
As a Warden on the Eastern Moors, my role is to carry out habitat management work, work with volunteers and assist with wildlife monitoring. I was previously a volunteer at nearby Longshaw and have had stints as a Ranger with the National Trust in the Lakes, Lyme Park and on Burbage. I'm looking forward to getting to grips with my new role on the Eastern Moors and getting to know this diverse and wonderful landscape better.