Sharon is our Project Administrator. She won't admit it but she's possibly the most important member of the team. Sharon is always happy to help and is the person to talk to for volunteer expenses or booking on training courses.
"I am always happy to help, so please do not hesitaate to get in touch. I love my job and it's great to be part of an organisation that helps the environment. My ambition is to catch sight of an otter on the river."
Robert's passion for Bradford Beck is hard to match. When he is not fishing he loves walking along it and his keen eye is often one of the first to spot pollution. A former volunteer, Robert is now working on our Pollution Hunter project with Friends of Bradford's Becks identifying pollution in tributories to the River Aire.
Billy Coburn joined us having previously worked for Thames21, London’s Rivers Trust. Billy worked at Thames21 for 9 years, most recently as Development Officer and Team Leader. Previously he volunteered at Groundwork. His environmental interests include connecting communities to their local waterways, empowering them by demonstrating how a healthy river should function, Natural Flood Management, and Surface Runoff.
Billy’s role as Catchment Officer includes, actively building and supporting current membership to the Aire Catchment Network, constructing a detailed catchment plan of projects from known strategic priorities, developing and seeking funding for projects, and project managing those projects to conclusion.
I am overjoyed to be part of the Aire Rivers Trust and Aire Catchment Network, listening and appreciating all the challenges around the catchment, working with the network to improve our local waterways".
In his free time, Billy can be found by a river kayaking, hiking or playing guitar.