Our Staff

Our qualified members of staff are on hand to ensure that you get the very best experience when you visit us!

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Centre Head

Is a qualified teacher with a BEd. in Outdoor Education, which he gained at John Moores University, Liverpool.  He has been actively involved in outdoor education since his teens and holds extensive qualifications in climbing, kayaking, First Aid, sailing and orienteering.  His spare time is spent enjoying all things outdoors with his wife and friends.


Deputy Head

Is an experienced and qualified teacher, climber, paddler, sailor & environmentalist. He has a degree in environmental studies & holds his MIC, BCU L3 inland & sea, and he is an RYA dinghy instructor. Chris spends his spare time in the mountains, socialising, & with his wife & daughter.


Deputy Head

Is a qualified teacher holding an Honours Degree in PE and Sports Science.  She has been involved in outdoor education for many years and brings a wealth of experience to the team.  Annie is a RYA Senior Instructor/Coach Assessor and holds a variety of other awards in canoeing, kayaking and mountaineering.Her spare time is spent on the water, in the hills, socialising with friends, & with her partner & young children.



Has been involved in outdoor education since 1994, during which time he has gained a great deal of experience in both personal and instructional roles.  He is a Level 4 Kayak Coach, a RYA Coach Assessor, SPA and ML holder and an RYA Power Boat Instructor.  His spare time is spent running rivers, sailing & developing his kite surfing skills.



Has worked as a freelance tutor in a number of outdoor centres over the years, where he has gained a vast amount of experience. He is an MIA, BCU L2 coach, Mountain Bike Instructor and an RYA Dinghy Instructor.  Most of his spare time is currently spent competing in various road races and time trials.



Has worked in a variety of outdoor centres in the Lake District since 2000. She is a keen & active sailor, kayaker & kite surfer. In addition she is an accomplished horse woman.  She holds her RYA Senior Instructor, BCU L2 canoe & kayak coach, ML & SPA.



Sarah has been involved in the outdoors since 2003. She holds her summer ML, SPA, RYA Senior Instructor & BCU L3 kayak & L2 canoe award. Sarah spends her spare time walking, kayaking, canoeing & sailing with her husband & young son.  She is currently working her way through the Munros.



Has worked as a freelance tutor for a number of years and many years ago was an apprentice tutor here.  He now holds a wide range of qualifications including RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Power Boat Instructor, MIA and BCU level 3 canoe and kayak coach.  Whenever he is not working he will be found juggling his time between his young family and various canoe or mountaineering trips.



Joined us in January 2010.  He is a Geography graduate.  Alex is a keen & accomplished windsurfer and kitesurfer.  He holds his RYA dinghy instructor award & has previously taught sailing & windsurfing. Alex is now an Advanced Dinghy Instructor & Senior Instructor, and a Start windsurfing Instructor level 1. In addition he also holds his ML & SPA.


Trainee Tutor

Abi has a BA hons degree in Outdoor Leadership from the University of Cumbria.  She graduated in the summer of 2017 and between her busy degree, has managed to gain lots of experiences in different sectors of the outdoor industry.

She enjoys sailing and all water sports and being outdoors in general.  She hopes to progress her coaching and personal skills in all the activities Water Park has to offer.


Trainee tutor

Before joining us, Eddie ran his own business, but decided he needed a change of career. He has always loved the outdoors and loves being surrounded by the mountains. Previously he was an Explorer Scout Leader and hopes to progress his skills whilst at Water Park.


Trainee Tutor

Jack originally came to Water Park with a Blackburn primary school.  Since then he has worked in American summer camps, done some freelance work and is also a Scout leader.  He already has a degree in criminology and is keen to gain a variety of outdoor qualifications during his time with us.


Office Manager

Jenny has been with Water Park since we started and has a vast knowledge of the centre.  She runs the office & the domestic side of the centre.  She deals with all invoices and is generally the voice at the end of the phone.  Jenny and her husband run a sheep farm just down the road from the centre.


Head Housekeeper

Kaileigh joined us as Head Housekeeper in October 2016.  She is responsible for maintaining the high standards of cleanliness you have come to expect.  She also organises the rest of the housekeeping team. In her spare time Kaileigh and her two collies can often be seen paddling a kayak.


House keeper

Joined us in September 2009 after working in local care homes. She is one of the team responsible for maintaining the high standards of cleanliness you have come to expect here.  Emma is the proud mum of two young children.


House keeper

Dawn joined our team in February 2019.  In addition to her work here she is also a part time barber in Ulverston.  Dawn is the proud mum of a young boy.


House keeper

Becka joined our team in March 2019.  In between raising three young children she also finds time to work on the family farm.


Head chef

Jackie’s food always gains massive compliments from clients.  Before joining us she worked for a cheffing agency and prior to this ran her own successful hotel business in a village near Water Park. Prior to this was a senior flight attendant on aircraft.  Baking is Jackie’s speciality.

Caroline (Caz)


Caz is our second chef.  Prior to joining us she had been chef at a number of other local outdoor centres.  Her spare time is spent travelling, walking her dog and enjoying her grandchildren.


Kitchen Assistant

Kate joined us in November 2016 as the third member of our chef team.  Kate works here two days a week and runs a dog grooming business on the other days. She has a young family who all enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.


Estate Manager

Has been with the Eric Wright Group for many years. He is now based at the centre and keeps everything functioning and the grounds looking neat and tidy. Jimmy is a keen gardener himself & grows a fine array of vegetables.