Staff

Directors

RoWAN is managed by volunteer Directors: we are currently looking for new Board members.

April Stevenson - RoWAN Chairperson. She has done a variety of voluntary work for 10 years and she is also a Zero Waste Volunteer.

Chris Pamphilon - RoWAN Secretary. Practice Nurse for 30 years and Shiastsu therapist for 16 years.

Eleanor Scott - RoWAN treasurer. Worked as a doctor in community child health until 2003, then elected as Green MSP for Highlands and Islands 2003 - 2007. Activist for Scottish Green Party, member of friends of the Earth Scotland and WWF. 

Trish McKeggie  is a Board member and a Zero Waste Volunteer. She works as a self employed gardener.

Debbie Boyd has also recently joined as a Board member.

Growing Award and Tunnel Vision

Project officer: Toni Clark

Toni joined RoWAN in April 2012 to work part-time on this project. She has lots of experience of working with schools on environmental issues and particularly of working on the Eco-schools initiative. She is also a passionate grower of vegetables and has a large polytunnel which she runs for the community.

Volunteer and Community Advocate Project Officers (part time job-shared):

Russell Deacon

Aside from running Yoga classes across Inverness I have been working and volunteering in our project areas for over ten years. My work has included running community schools and youth cafes.

Katherine Elbourne

I originally qualified as a marine biologist at Newcastle University but after relocating to Ross-shire I worked for Keep Scotland Beautiful as part of a team of recycling advisors seconded to the Highland Council. For the last 5 years I have worked for a local social enterprise in Inverness championing waste reduction and the importance of reuse.

 

Love Food Hate Waste Specialist

Anna Scott

Anna has over 10 years experience working on waste management and resource efficiency opportunities for a consultancy, charity and the Regulator as well as various voluntary roles.
Anna is also a mum of two and an enthusiastic cook.  She has a love for food (and not wasting it) and has joined the team to help run the LFHW workshops and the Zero Waste cafe in Inverness.

Vision

We hope to set up a pop up cafe and friendship based community cooking clubs. We will use these regular events to train volunteers to take workshops or cafes into their own areas.  

Love Your Clothes Specialist

Laura Ross

Laura is a creative textiles and fashion graduate with a love of vintage style. She has previously volunteered with RoWAN to help organise our upcycling events and her career to date has included several innovative Highland charities and social enterprises.

 

VCAP Project Support

Book Keeping / Office Admin

Sarah Hartley

Sarah has a number of years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector in administrative and management roles. She also works as a complementary therapist and is a keen gardener.  

 

Temporary and incidental work

Databasing and Follow Up

Andrew McKay

I've worked in a range of sustainability related fields overseas including education, livliehoods development and conservation. I now work on the Build a Bike project at Velocity teaching bike mechanics to secondary school pupils through restoring second hand bikes. I'm interested in all things sustainable, especially waste reduction and carbon-neutral, active transport.