Meet the Love Her Wild team making it happen….

Bex Band – Founder & Director

As well as running the Love Her Wild community, I’m an author and speaker, championing all things adventure and conservation. I’ve hiked the length of Israel, kayaked the width of the UK against plastic pollution and kick-scooted the length of the USA. You can find out more about me on my blog.

Jo Killick – Fundraising Manager

I’m a huge lover of the great outdoors and although I’ve recently discovered a new passion for wild swimming and surfing, I’m definitely a hiker at heart. I’ve had a love of mountains since first summiting Helvellyn well over 20 years ago and since then had some amazing adventures both overseas and in the UK. My biggest adventure this year though was moving full-time into a converted van called Dwayne! After many years of working in the charity sector, my day job now is running my own holistic therapy business called Wandering Sole Therapies and luckily the flexibility of the business has given me the amazing opportunity of getting more involved with Love Her Wild. 

Ella Hewton – Community Manager

I love the space the great outdoors offers us, away from the general busy-ness of life. I enjoy exploring what nature has to offer via foot, 2 wheels and fully immersed in the cold waters of the UK. In my day job I support people to lead healthier lives through health checks and coaching, but I believe getting outdoors and active is a cornerstone to this. I’ve supported several large expeditions including an ocean row and a challenge involving 7 channel swims within one year (!). Having grown up playing team sports I love being part of a team, supporting each other to do more than you could on your own so I’m very excited to be involved more with Love Her Wild!

Fiona Orrell – Event Organiser

With a passion for the outdoors, I’m currently grabbing life’s opportunities with both hands! I love hiking, outdoor swimming, wild camping, cycling, climbing and I’m always up for giving anything new a go! As a Mum of two, I squeeze in as many adventures around my work and family life as possible. Director of my own online business (Ocean Clear) selling products aimed at reducing every day waste, I run a voluntary community recycling scheme alongside which has provided me with a platform to connect with schools and environmental charities locally. Joining the Love Her Wild Community has been hugely rewarding for me and now I’m really happy to a part of it!

Fran Pearson – Head Moderator

I’m most at ease being outside in all weathers. My biggest passions are hiking and wildswimming, something that I share with my two children. A personal situation forced me to give up work 5 years ago and turning to nature helped me get through that tough transitional period, now back working, I still use my escapes into nature as my grounding crutch. My first real contact with LHW was being a expedition member on The Woods Expedition in 2018. Such a memorable experience and the fellow members certainly epitomised the LHW ethos. It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of this awesome group.

Clare Johnson – Adventure Blogger

I am never truly happy unless I set myself a challenge, whether it’s hiking, running, completing obstacle courses, trekking or sky diving in new and exciting places. My Mum wasn’t too happy when I jumped from a plane at 15,000ft, but she has since forgiven me!
A career in teaching has always kept me busy, which is more of a reason to not ever let this get in the way of grabbing at as many opportunities as possible. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opportunities to explore this part of the world and beyond has been truly sensational. I am thrilled and excited to be a part of the Love Her Wild family who help to empower and inspire all women to become the adventurers that we truly all are.

Kate Owen – Expedition Leader

Adventure and work has always been very closely linked for me. I spent 8 years working in television where I was lucky enough to travel all over the world making documentaries about the planet, it’s amazing cultures and the environment. Now I work as an expedition leader and guide taking groups of young people and adults on adventures to encourage them to learn about the world, look after our planet and use the natural environment to help our wellbeing. I have lived out of my car, on friends sofas and on a tiny boat but the dream is too build a small house, grow my own veggies, have some animals and help people struggling with mental health through the outdoors.

Jan Phillips – Expedition Leader

I’ve been a bit of a mountain goat all my life, starting at aged 8 months pulling my dad’s hair out in the baby carrier! I work as a dental nurse during the week, specialising in special care and emergencies which I enjoy. My true heart lies in North Wales up in the mountains though. I have two autistic children who are both following in my love of the mountains.
Getting involved with Love her wild is so exciting! 

Chessie Gordon – Designer

Happiest when outdoors, particularly when splashing about in water. I’m a freelance graphic designer and illustrator (chessiegordon.com) living, adventuring and working in West Wales. I’m an advocate for responsible design and love working with sustainability minded brands. 
I’ve found being a part of the Love Her Wild community a transformative experience. The sense of inclusivity and support there is within the community is really special.

Hannah Zervas – Resident Photographer & Filmmaker

You’ll mostly find me in the hills with my camera around my neck! I am in my second year of university studying a BA Degree in Photography and Film- combining my creativity side with my love for the outdoors and I couldn’t be happier. I joined the Love Her Wild Community before the pandemic hit and I felt like I had finally found my tribe. I have met so many incredible women doing incredible things, which has inspired me further to want to tell stories through my lens. I’m a firm believer that spending time outdoors is important to our well-being. I would love to inspire more people to reconnect with nature, to get out in the elements, out of their comfort zone and make their gran proud! Follow on Instagram.

Harri Corp – Resident Photographer & Filmmaker

I am a life enthusiast that loves to embrace all that the great outdoors has to offer. Whether that is hiking in the mountains, plunging myself into cold water for a wild swim, going full speed on my downhill mountain bike or leisurely paddling on my SUP- you name it I will give it a go, always with my camera to hand. Through a range of media such as writing, film making and photography I hope to inspire people to live a more adventurous life, whatever that might be to them. I am thrilled to be a resident photographer/film maker for Love Her Wild, as well as being an admin of the Shropshire and Snowdonia group, and the main Love Her Wild page. This fantastic community has only fuelled the fire to share awesome stories of everyday explorers or limitless challenge seekers and ultimately women who live for adventure. Find out more on my website and Instagram.

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