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. My love of adventure has led me to hike the length of Israel, kayak the width of the UK against plastic pollution and kick-scoot the length of the USA. You can find out more about me on my website or follow me on Instagram or Facebook.
Ella Hewton – England & Wales Community Manager
My background is in Leadership & Management programmes, and 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.
Eve Armstrong – Scotland & Northern Ireland Community Manager
I’m always happiest outside and will try my hand at just about anything outdoorsy! At the moment, that is a lot of wild swimming, hillwalking, wild camping and bouldering. Love Her Wild is the perfect fit for me because I love inspiring and supporting others in finding their place in the outdoor community. Time spent with the brilliant women who are part of Love Her Wild is always special and I am thrilled to be supporting the community as it grows in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Rachel Healey – Communication Manager
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.
Dee Saund – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Although I have lived in a typical ‘city living’ kind of way for most of my life, in the past few years, it has become an essential part of my routine to destress and re-energise in nature, away from the hustle and bustle. I enjoy hiking, walking, running and trying new things such as shinrin yoku. When I joined Love Her Wild’s End2End Relay, I knew this was a community I wanted to be a part of – I was so warmly welcomed and felt like I had been waiting to connect with a group of women like this for a long time. I am proud to be a part of the team!
Priteni Critchlow Horning – Community Partnerships Manager
In May 2022 I voluntarily quit my job to provide cycle support for the Women’s End to End Relay, an epic event run by Love Her Wild. Now, I am hugely grateful and truly thrilled to join the team, providing Community Support to this most wonderful and wild group of women. Alongside bikepacking and cycling, I can be found with this very same grin on my face after running, hiking, walking or cold water swimming. As well of course after great coffee and cake! In addition to supporting Love Her Wild, I am also a reserve member of the Royal Army Medical Services and an aspiring expedition medic.
Megan Bull – Community Support
I am passionate about how adventure can increase confidence and self-esteem in us all. I did not see myself as an ‘outdoor’ person until my early 20s. However, after starting rock climbing at my local bouldering wall, I slowly gained enthusiasm for the wild world. Since then, to name just a few adventures, I have rock climbed outside all over the UK, jumped in lochs, camped in bothies, sea kayaked, and cycled from coast to coast. My most recent adventure is becoming Mum to my awesome son! I am proud to work for LHW who are helping to create a fairer world for him to grow up in.
Fran Pearson – Head Moderator
Jess Vincent – Fundraising Bids Manager
Happiest outdoors – no matter the weather! – I have a keen interest in paddlesports, hillwalking and have most recently been exploring the world of rock climbing. Having had a taste for working in the outdoors in North Wales, the beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes, coastlines and people keep drawing me back. I have a strong belief in the power of adventurous living and love the opportunity to support other women find and explore their own ‘wild’ side. The Love Her Wild community is full of such incredible and inspiring women, and I am excited to be part of the team!