Traveller there is no path – the path is made by walking.
I’ve always loved travelling, maps, journeys and the myths, histories, tales and folklore of the open road.
I am a writer, producer and company director. I thrive on creating work and developing strategies with an outward looking vision that are simultaneously rooted in a sense of place.
I am co-founder and director of Open Road, a company which consolidates my experiences at senior management level in the cultural sector, passion for people and place, commitment to skills development and belief in working towards a more sustainable world for all.
As a producer, I’ve worked with companies including the National Theatre of Scotland as their Head of Producing. I’ve produced a range of productions from large scale international co-productions to award winning mid-scale touring theatre and site specific new work.
I’m a published and commissioned travel writer and for two years sat on the executive committee of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. As a playwright I’ve had work commissioned and produced in regional theatre, literature festivals and pub theatre. I’ve made short documentary films, and radio features while working and training with BBC Radio Bristol’s Social Affairs department. I am currently the Embedded Artist working with Creative Carbon Scotland and Climate Ready Clyde.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a member of Scottish Pen– a not-for-profit organisation which champions freedom of speech and literature across borders – and sit on the Board of Directors of Magnetic North Theatre Productions.
As a therapist, I ran a successful business for a number of years. In addition to private practice, I worked with the National Schizophrenic Society, hospices who provide palliative care for cancer patients and NHS staff, as well as teaching.
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