Who are we

Who are we 2018-07-13T15:42:01+00:00
Paul Thrush

Paul Thrush

Visitor Experience Manager

Paul brings a wealth of management experience from his previous role as Senior Reserves Officer at Herts and Middlesex Wildife Trust.

Claire Mountjoy

Learning and Participation Officer

Claire is passionate about helping people discover, explore and enjoy their local natural heritage.

Claire is a qualified teacher, experienced volunteer coordinator and environmental educator. She particularly enjoys developing events, activities and hands on learning experiences to connect people with wildlife. She has managed and lead projects for a variety of environmental organisations including: Somerset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Voluntary Services Overseas (Zimbabwe) and Groundwork Kent Thames-side.

Claire works five days a week for Seaton Jurassic offering a wide range of engagement opportunities.

Rachel Harrison

Visitor Experience Officer

Rachel Harrison visited and fell in love with the Jurassic Coast particularly the marine wildlife. She wants to share her enthusiasm for the area with others.

Rachel joins the Seaton Jurassic Team from the RSPB where she completed an internship in visitor experience. Rachel is experienced in retail and volunteer management. She is keen that people have a wonderful experience when visiting the area and is developing the Tourist Information Centre to maximise people’s enjoyment.

Rachel works five days a week for Seaton Jurassic.

Andrea Carpenter


Andrea has worked in Customer Service and Administration for over 30 years and is delighted to be now be working at Seaton Jurassic.  Andrea grew up in East Devon and loves living in this beautiful part of the country.  She is passionate about recycling and conservation and looking after the environment, and is very resourceful at ‘upcycling‘.  Andrea enjoys walking and cycling and keeping an eye on the birds and other wildlife in her garden.

Zoe Hughes

Visitor Experience Officer Assistant and Volunteer

Zoe is a recent graduate from the University of Exeter, where she completed her degree in Zoology. She loves Devon wildlife, especially bees, and is always keen to share her passion with the school groups that visit Seaton Jurassic. She has been a long term education volunteer at Seaton Jurassic since December 2017 and is now a Temporary Visitor Assistant here, helping the Visitor Experience Officer with tourist information inquiries, social media and group visits.

Lynda Sudlow

Visitor Centre Supervisor

Lynda comes from a sales, marketing and event management career with Marco Pierre White and 5 star Hotel groups. Lynda has lived in Greece , London and Wiltshire and has now settled in Sidmouth. Lynda loves living on the coast and she and her family spend a lot of time sightseeing around the area.

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