Meet the team

Rootd team standing outside a cabin

It's our team who make it such a memorable and truly unique Rootd experience

Rootd team

When children return from one of our Rootd outdoor adventure trips, we’re often told that it’s their trip leaders they talk about the most.

That’s because, for our team, leading outdoor adventures isn’t just a job, it’s a passion. And this passion is infectious. Our leaders get stuck into every activity, and children quickly pick up on their excitement for outdoor adventure – feeling even more inspired to get involved themselves.

Our leaders are all excellent at engaging and communicating with children, and as soon as you arrive on site, they become one of the group.



Since a young age I have been immersed in the outdoors, through my family running a residential adventure company. Through this I saw the power and transformative effect of the outdoors on young people which created a passion to continue to deliver high quality residentials and welcome schools to Rootd.



As a child, I had a love for the outdoors through spending many days on the British coast. This passion developed into a profession, and using my 9 years experience in the outdoor education industry, I am exceptionally proud of leading the Rootd team which is driven by the aim of providing children with an unforgettable residential adventure.



Since a young age, I have always found myself immersed in the outdoors, through either playing sports or taking my dogs for a walk in the woods. Working for Rootd has allowed me to stay connected to nature but also has allowed me to help provide children with amazing adventures whilst giving them a lasting love for the outdoors.

Sophie with wildflower meadow in the background


I’ve always been passionate about nature engagement, and this drove me to achieve a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Global Biodiversity Conservation. I’m so excited to be doing what I love outdoors, and even more excited at the prospect of sharing my passion for nature. If I can help even one child develop a genuine love and understanding of the great outdoors, I’ll be happy!

Shane, Rootd team member, standing outside with trees in the background


Shane is one of the youngest people to ever pass the John Ryder NCFE Level 4, the most prestigious qualification in outdoor survival and bushcraft. This year long course is usually completed by people many years his senior. Shane has been to the Arctic and helped lead humanitarian expeditions to Borneo which included remote desert island survival. The knowledge and expertise he brings to every Survivor Bushcraft session is exceptional.


I’ve always been passionate about the outdoors and surrounding myself with nature. From an early age, I went` camping with my family and joined the Scouts which I loved! Rootd is a place where I can be in the outdoors and share my love of adventure with the children who join us.



Ever since I was a child, I’ve always loved nature, the outdoors and adventure – so much so that I’ve been working in the outdoor industry ever since completing a degree in Outdoor Adventure. Growing up as a lifelong Water-skier and someone who is lucky to have lived so near the countryside with these opportunities, it is my belief that the excitement of the outdoors and nature is imperative to childhood!

Sarah Coe, Rootd team member


Since a child I have enjoyed being outside in all weathers. My love of the outdoors led to joining a pre-school where outdoor learning and free flow was massively encouraged. As a Forest Schools Practitioner, I enjoy leading regular sessions with young groups and am always the first one out of the door with the children! I'm not afraid to get stuck in and get muddy, and I love helping children achieve their goals and conquer their fears, no matter how small.

School Residentials

Year 3&4

Year 5&6

Year 7

Bushcraft Trips

Year 4–8

Memories that will last a lifetime

The opportunity for our children to have experiences they wouldn't normally have. Every member of the team have been amazing and gone above and beyond for both our children and staff. Our Headteacher commented that Rootd were the best instructors she had ever had on a residential trip.
A Goodwin, Class Teacher, Timbercroft-Maritime
Primary School Trip

Frequent questions about our trip leaders

All Rootd outdoor instructors are DBS checked, first aid trained and have specialised experience in outdoor education as well as all the necessary qualifications for the activities undertaken (archery, bushcraft, etc.).

Most importantly, our team are knowledgeable, remarkable and welcoming.