David Archer

Now retired, David previously worked for the Snowdonia National Park Authority. His interests include landscape and wildlife conservation, and a low carbon economy. He lives in Llandecwyn and enjoys walking and climbing in the British hills and further afield.

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Margaret Thomas

A retired consultant in Countryside Management, Margaret’s interests include improving access, conservation, wildlife gardening and beekeeping, and she takes a particular interest in enhancing the special features of the National Park. Margaret steers much of the work of the volunteers

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Katherine Himsworth

Katherine has a particular interest in developing the rural economy to improve the performance of local businesses. A Welsh speaker and a keen mountain walker, Katherine has a wide experience of public administration.  

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Gareth Roberts

Trained as an art historian, geographer and planner, Gareth has worked with the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Countryside Council for Wales. He is  a Director of the Landscape Research Group, Ltd. and supports the work of charitable organisations involved in the conservation and

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Paul Gannon

Paul Gannon is a science and technology writer with a special interest in geosciences and environmental issues. He is author of the ‘Rock Trails’ hillwalkers’ guides to geology and scenery in Britain, including Rock Trails Snowdonia, now in its 2nd

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Netti Collister

Netti is a retired vet who has lived and worked in Snowdonia since 1976 with her husband Rob and three children. Living in such a lovely place has made her keen to see it looked after and its biodiversity and

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Bob Lowe

Bob has been a member of the Society for over 35 years. He is a retired chartered town planner and development surveyor who worked for CCW as its National Parks Liaison Officer, north west Area Manager and Head of Recreation and

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Jacob Buis

Originally from the Netherlands, Jacob Buis now owns and runs the guest house in Betws-y-Coed that he and his wife, Ghislaine, stayed in on their honeymoon in 1991. Having studied Forestry and History at Wageningen Agricultural University, Jacob has served as

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Peter Weston

Peter was a member of the Snowdonia National Park Authority from 2000 to 2010 and has a degree in Modern History and Town Planning. His interests include volunteering with the Ffestiniog Railway, industrial archaeology, music, art and theatre, including pantomime.

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Sarah McCarthy

Sarah, originally from Ireland, has lived in Snowdonia since 2011. She has a background in heritage tourism and communications, and a PhD in Public Archaeology from University College London.

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