The journey bringing me to Embercombe is a strange one. Moving from the Industrial, inner City North to deeply rural Dorset at the time of the world was waking up to ecological issues when the Green Movement was being born I studied Sustainable Agriculture and Landscape after the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and worked as Farm Conservation Advisor in Worcestershire when the green agenda was at its strongest. I worked on various exciting projects creating wildlife habitats to benefit local biodiversity and collaborating with the Wildlife Trusts, Forestry Commission and Natural England. Since 2004 I have been working in the voluntary sector managing projects involving vulnerable people as funding dribbled away from that sector and moved to flood defence. So working now for Embercombe and its finances, feels like the coming together of all my life experiences… being in a beautiful place with beautiful people at a time when the world needs to refocus and create a sustainable future for the next generation.