Founder & Director
Beth discovered community wood recycling whilst doing a carpentry course at college. Having dreamt about setting up a community project for a long time, she is now living the dream!
Karl started volunteering soon after we moved in to our premises. Following a long period of unemployment, he helped get the project off the ground. Karl has learned to drive while working for us and now manages our waste wood collection service.
Wor Gazza is guaranteed to brighten up your day with his ‘moroccan sunset’ glow and wicked sense of humour. Gary has been with us since our second year and it’s safe to say he is part of the furniture!
John is Beth’s Dad and has been involved since day one. He does a little bit of everything at the yard, but as a screen printer by trade, he is focussing his time on setting up our community print room.
Matty is a local lad who started volunteering with us while he was unemployed. He now works as our yard gaffer, managing the wood coming in from collections. He’s a jack of all trades, but is especially great with customers.
Nicola ran her own furniture-making business for 8 years and has recently joined our team, which is something we’re extremely happy about. We’re almost as excited about it as she is.
Nathan is our volunteer admin lad. He’s a whizz at spreadsheets and canny good with our customers too. Sadly, we can’t quite afford to pay him yet but watch this space for the crowd funder coming soon!
Izzy Rascal recently graduated from Newcastle Uni with a degree in Fine Art. She decided to volunteer at the yard as she loves wood just like we do. Izzy now works in our shop and is plans on getting involved in our woodwork training sessions coming soon!