Richard Drysdale

Head of Visitor Centres

Richard comes to Seaton Jurassic after spending the last eleven years working for Dartmoor National Park Authority. His last role there was as Visitor Services Manager which included running their three visitor centres, as well as engagement with local communities, tourist businesses and local, regional, national and international tourist bodies. Richard has a Master’s degree in sustainable tourism management and is passionate that we all understand, appreciate and value both the natural environment and local communities.

In his free time Richard can regularly be found walking, cycling or running somewhere in Devon!

Zoe Hughes

Learning and Participation Officer

Zoe loves Devon wildlife, especially bees, and is always keen to share her passion with the visitors at Seaton Jurassic. She has a degree in Zoology and has experience in working with schools and encouraging people’s interest in wildlife in different outreach projects. She has worked at Seaton Jurassic since December 2017, both as a volunteer and as a Visitor Experience Assistant. Her favourite part of working with visitors is encouraging their imagination and curiosity, especially when running activities on pre-historic life. She is a keen conservationist and has promoted wildlife conservation abroad, as the Fundraising Director of the Project Bawan science expedition, studying animal diversity in Bornean forests.

Zoe works five days a week for Seaton Jurassic and leads a variety of events.

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.

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