Meet the team at North West Kent Countryside Partnership.
We have a wide range of experience and expertise and manage various conservation and community projects.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries; about our projects, how we could help your community or school, site visits, or if you would like to volunteer with us.
Our main office telephone is: 01322 621239
Meet the team
Tel: 03000 417665
Isabel joined the Partnership in October 2008, having worked previously as Estate Officer at Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire. She has a MA degree in French and German from the University of Edinburgh and a Foundation Degree in Countryside Management from Plumpton College.
Senior Partnership Officer
Tel: 03000 417 571 / 07740185228
Mark Gallant started with the Partnership in February 2008. Mark was formerly the Conservation Officer with the Lea Rivers Trust, where he was involved in carrying out a range wide of conservation activities on the River Lea in East London. Mark has a BSc in Science in the Environment, a City and Guilds in Horticulture, a Higher Level NVQ in Environmental Management .
Tel: 03000 413695
Reece started with the partnership in July 2019. Reece was formerly the assistant partnership officer at our sister organisation Medway Valley Countryside Partnership. He gained this experience as part of his placement year at Bournemouth University completing a sandwich degree in BSc (Hons) Geography.
Tel: 01322 621239
Lucy started with the partnership in August 2019. She has worked as a reserve warden for Essex Wildlife Trust and in several Country Parks. She completed an apprenticeship as a Countryside Ranger with West Sussex County Council and a Level 2 diploma in Environmental Conservation.
Stephanie started with the partnership in late 2017 as an assistant partnership officer and at the beginning of October 2018 was promoted to Partnership officer. She has experience in habitat management and volunteer management from working at Grosvenor and Hilbert country park. Stephanie runs our education offer at Lesnes Abbey along with leading other projects such as Natural Ways to Wellbeing. Stephanie has a BSc in Zoology.
Assistant Partnership Officer
Mericka's background is in education and home schooling, and she brings a wealth of skills and experience to help deliver our projects.
Partnership Manager (Monday-Wednesday)
Tel: 03000 414833
Mary Joined the Partnership in April 2022 as a job share with Isabel. Mary has previously worked with the Countryside Management Partnerships at our sister partnerships in Romney Marsh and Medway Valley. She has more recently been working for the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit as the Countryside Manager in the Darent Valley. She has a BSC Hons in Ecology and is Forest School level 3 practitioner.