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 manage Leadership & Management programmes, but I believe having adventures can develop these skills too by stepping outside of our comfort zones and building confidence. 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 thrive being part of a team, supporting each other to do more than you could on your own, so I love being part of Love Her Wild community!

Fiona Orrell – Event & Corporate Fundraising Manager

With a passion for the outdoors, I’m currently grabbing life’s opportunities with both hands! I love hiking, outdoor swimming, paddle boarding and camping in my van, but I’m always up for giving anything new a go! I squeeze in as many adventures as possible around being a Mum and my other work converting micro campers. Joining the Love Her Wild Community has been hugely rewarding for me and I value every opportunity I get to work with the group and join the adventures! This community and its members really are something special, and I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of it.

Fran Pearson – Head Moderator

I’m most at ease being outside in all weathers. My biggest passions are hiking and wild swimming, something that I share with my two children. A personal situation forced me to give up work 7 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.
Catherine Edsell

Catherine Edsell – Expedition Leader

Having worked as a conservationist and global expedition leader for over 20 years in some of the remotest areas of the planet, (sometimes with my kids in tow), I keenly notice the benefits of being completely off-grid, immersed in the natural world. Nothing makes me happier than to encourage women to ‘step into the wild’ and have a real adventure!  
Over the years I’ve added a few strings to my bow: Field Guide of South Africa, PADI Divemaster, Reef Check trainer, Mountain Leader, yoga teacher, TEDx Speaker, published author and an ambassador for EHRA supporting endangered desert adapted elephants. Find out more on my website

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 ( 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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