Team members

Gabe Osmond

  Gabe works at Boot Up on various projects around the site and is currently working on the new Boot Up Barn, our new indoor workshop facility. Gabe is a great friend to all and can turn his hand to all sorts of wonderful things. Gabe has been accompanying one of our young people to […]

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 is an adviser and visiting practitioner 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 […]

Bracken and Rosie

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, Studio Haran with his wife Helena designing and making furniture. His role at Boot Up is to come over occasionally to run workshops in the art of wood craft, using traditional tools and […]

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 […]