Team members

Joanna Tracey


Traditional Carpenter Jo has worked on projects at Boot Up! since the beginning in 2009. Jo is a traditional carpenter who works with natural materials and was instrumental in building the straw bale, cob and wood classroom at Boot Up! Other construction projects on-site include sheds, a tree house and a greenhouse made from recycled […]

Tom Kemp


Green Woodsman and Green Woodworker As well as managing a number of woodlands locally, Tom works in our Green wood working section at Boot Up! Having trained at the Green Wood Centre and under various woodsmen he brings his knowledge to assist our young people to turn trees into useful things including benches and ladders […]

Bracken and Rosie the Boot Up! Dogs


Bracken is a border terrier and is the cuddliest member of our team! Bracken bites holes in watering cans which makes watering rather challenging! Rosie is a border terrier and loves the freedom of Boot Up, chasing rabbits and digging holes.She is also partial to everyone else’s dinner so watch out!

Helena Haran

Helena Haran


Ceramicist and designer Helena is a lover of life and all that nature has to offer. You could find her wandering Cornwall’s coast paths, planting vegetables, cooking and eating her home grown produce or swimming in the sea.  A graduate of Sustainable Product Design and co-owner of Studio Haran she also knows a thing or […]

Joel Haran


Craftsman & designer Joel is one of out visiting artists, being a designer and craftsman specialising in woodwork. He runs a business called Studio Haran with his wife Helena designing and making furniture. His role at Boot Up is to run workshops in the art of wood craft, using traditional tools and equipment. Joel comes […]

Hannah Atkinson


Site Manager & Forest School Leader Hannah comes from a natural history photography background and brings the scientific element to Boot Up! She has a BA(Hons) in Marine & Natural History Photography from Falmouth University as well as a FDSC in Surf Science and Technology. She also undertook a degree course at Exeter University in […]

Jane Atkinson

Jane Atkinson


Operations Manager & Forest School Leader Jane comes from an education background, having worked at schools, colleges and universities across the South West, but she is also renowned for making things lots of fun! Boot Up! Outdoor Learning was devised and facilitated by Jane who has built the project from its humble beginnings to what […]