Meet Our Team

Ian Wykes – Development Manager

“My name is Ian. I am a Development Manager at TVW, which means I work alongside our partners to help deliver projects which benefit the environment and people across the Tame Valley. Before working in conservation, I was an archaeologist – I was involved in digging up the Staffordshire hoard!”

Simon Lowe – Practical Conservation and Training Specialist Officer

“I’m Simon. I lead TVW’s practical conservation days, working with volunteers and corporate groups to carry out important conservation work, including various types of habitat management and improvement throughout the scheme area. I am also responsible for the delivery and assessment of our accredited training programmes. I love being outdoors!”

Tarik Bodasing – Water and Habitat Specialist Officer

“My name is Tarik. I take the lead on river restoration, biodiversity improvements and habitat enhancement as well as occasionally Flood Management. A large part of my role also focuses on Non-native species management. I have been with the Trust since December 2018 and reside in North Wales currently but am a born and bred South African!”

Nicola Lynes – Community and Youth Officer

“I’m Nicola, I am employed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, and have worked on the Tame Valley Wetlands project since 2016. I started as a Youth Engagement Officer, and have now taken over the organisation and delivery of education sessions at Hams Hall, as well as organising events for the local community, such as Foraging Walks and TameFest. My favourite place in the Tame Valley Wetlands is the garden at Hams Hall Environmental Centre. It’s a green oasis in the middle of lorries and warehouses!”

Emily Reilly – Volunteer

“My name is Emily and I am a volunteer at Tame Valley Wetlands, based at the Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre. After finishing a degree in Biology at University, I am now helping the Trust with various tasks like managing the social media pages and website, and general admin work. I grew up locally in the village of Lea Marston and I’m really interested in helping to conserve and make the most of our environment!”