Field Base Manager
Kenny is an experienced Expedition Leader who has led groups to many areas around the world including Cambodia, Morocco, Ascension Islands and Egypt. He was the Diving Officer for a Shark Research Institute expedition tagging hammerhead sharks off Cocos Island in the Pacific for which he received an award from the Duke of Edinburgh. A BSAC First Class Diver and Instructor Trainer, he is also a PADI Staff Instructor. As well as diving, he is a qualified military Ski Instructor. In his spare time he assists in teaching at an acclaimed catering school and is learning to play the ukulele (a lot more practice needed).
Assistant Field Base Manager
Originally a Yorkshire girl, Anne's career with the Civil Service as a Personal Development and Leadership Trainer saw her travelling extensively across the UK and overseas, designing and delivering training to civilian and military personnel. She qualified as a PADI Open Water diver in 2002 and is now a BSAC Open Water Instructor and PADI Rescue Diver. Anne also trained as a Samaritan and worked with the Bristol Branch. She loves diving, skiing, hiking, horse riding and generally has a 'Yes' policy to life.
Shawn has been passionate about wildlife and the outdoors his whole life – one of the key reasons he chose to study Zoology at University. He spent 3 weeks in the Florida scrub during the final year of his degree, collecting data on Gopher Tortoises and their burrows for his dissertation. Experiencing challenging yet highly rewarding fieldwork first-hand reinforced his commitment to pursuing a career in wildlife conservation. He worked for an NGO on a coastal island in Tanzania for 6 months conducting surveys of both marine and terrestrial wildlife, during which time he learned to scuba dive. He also recently spent several months in Cambodia working on another marine conservation project run by an NGO. Having already spent 6 months on CCC’s project in Montserrat as a Science Officer, he is thrilled to now be taking over the role of Project Scientist so that he can stay out in the Caribbean and see the project develop even further.
Max grew up in France, and studied 2 years of physics and chemistry followed by 3 years of information systems management in a French engineering school. He worked for several years in renewable energy for an international company.
Always fascinated with nature & the sciences, he started diving in 2008 before volunteering with Coral Cay in the Philippines in 2012. This was a wonderful experience that encouraged him to be part of the Montserrat Project. Having spent 8 weeks on the project already, he can’t wait to step into the role of Science Officer to share his knowledge and excitement for both marine & terrestrial conservation.
Duncan grew up in the UK but has spent recent years using his degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology, and qualifications as a ski instructor to travel and work around the world. Having spent time supporting both terrestrial and marine conservation NGO’s along the way, he has most recently been working on ecological research projects in France. A keen surfer and equally keen diver, for Dunc the opportunity to live and work on a small island so closely related with sea is fantastic
Andy worked as a Police Officer in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary for 30 years, during which time he was attached to the local Crime and Drug Squads, eventually ending up as a Detective on the National Crime Squad. Whilst in the Police he played Semi professional Rugby for the job and a team called Clifton RFC. In 1999 Andy started on the road to becoming a dive Instructor which he successfully passed in 2006. Ever since then he has been travelling around Europe working in Gozo, Malta, Lanzarotte, Cyprus, Egypt, and England where he completed his Staff Instructors Course. Andy was the Scuba Instructor in 2013 and has now returned to Montserrat to finish what he started. He is known as Larry's minder!
Stephanie was first taught how to dive by her father in Ireland and has been diving for over 10 years having carried out around 350 dives in the UK. She is currently an emergency doctor working in the UK with ambitions to work as a medic outdoors as often as she can.
Orlane Van Erps
Born in Kinshasa and growing up in both Belgium and France, Orlane inherited her parents’ itchy feet and their passion for life and adventure. Whilst undertaking her M.Sc. in cultural anthropology Orlane conducted her Master’s fieldwork in Sápmi and engaged in indigenous peoples’ rights and cultural protection. As a guide, she led excursions in northern Norway and whale watching tours in Iceland. After 14 months Civil Service in Iceland for an environmental volunteering organization. A conservationist at heart, Orlane is particularly interested in ecotourism as a means to promote sustainable conservation and development and is very happy to continue her commitment to the environment as Education Officer with CCC.