As an independent charity, REAP’s direction and development is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees, with a wealth of experience in sustainability, capacity building, rural development, rural poverty and social enterprise. REAP is also a company limited by guarantee and the trustees are also the company’s directors.
Lynn Geddes comes from a Youth and Community Development background with over 10 years experience in Community Schools and rural development. Lynn has always had a keen interested in young people and the potential they have in shaping our world. She became involved in the addiction field as a result of this interest and became a volunteer counsellor and later, volunteer supervisor and Director of Moray Council on Addiction. Lynn is also on the Board of the Loft Youth Project in Keith. She is an accredited counsellor and trainer and an international facilitator. Lynn is a spiritual person and teaches heartfulness and yoga, as well as making them part of her daily life.
Steve MacBeath is a retired teacher and a weel kent face in Keith. He supports a number of local organisations including Keith & District Men’s Shed, Longmore Hall Steering Group, and Keith Community Radio. He is a keen gardener and an active member of Keith Allotment Group, generously sharing his gardening knowledge and organisational skills, as well as the occasional surplus plant. He is also an excellent baker and his homemade bread is legendary!
Anne Stafford is a retired researcher with experience working in the areas of renewable energy technologies and sustainable buildings. Her background is in physics and materials technology, but in the later part of her career she developed an interest in fuel poverty, thermal comfort, and behaviour change. She has also been involved in editing papers for scientific journals. Her personal interests include hillwalking, dance, and reading, and she is a rookie gardener who is keen to learn more.
Chimaeze Onyeiwu BIo – I am a manufacturing and supply chain professional working local with Johnstons of Elgin and with interests in sustainable development, community development and people building. I joined REAP to support its environmental and community advisory objectives and enjoy being part of the community. I live in Elgin with my wife and daughter.
Segun Adebayo, is REAP’s Project Manager, his sustainable development journey started over a decade ago. Arriving in the UK from Nigeria to study a post-Graduate degree in Oil and Gas Law at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. At the time, the prominence of the oil and gas industry and the impact of oil exploration on the environment was undeniably precarious. Hence the need for statutory laws, necessary to protect the environment from the effect of mining oil and gas, in other words, sustainable development! The two words most used by environmentalist. Segun’s career spans over a decade, including in legal, consumer advice, corporate governance, hospitality, social service, and trade union.
A natural conservative, Segun is passionate about social equality, and would like to position REAP at the forefront of facilitating access to affordable and sustainable energy for Moray residents as well as promoting the prosperity of rural communities through local food growing and sustainable food. He has been actively involved in charity work for the better part of 20 years including serving as secretary of his local church. For hobbies, he likes engaging with the ambience of nature and enjoys ginger and garlic tea. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie Broadley is one of REAP’s Admin Assistants. She has achieved a HNC in Social Sciences and is currently pursuing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. Ellie can usually be found sitting reading with her dogs or swimming when she is not at work or studying. Her interest in equity, the environment, and the community have led Ellie to pursue many voluntary roles and actively work to improve her own impact on the environment. Contact her on email@example.com
Camila Oretea B. is an Admin Assistant at REAP Scotland. She is currently pursuing a BSc (Hons) in computing and IT. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, spending time with her family and cats. Camila is passionate about the environment and being more sustainable, which is why she became a vegetarian and volunteers at litter pick-ups in Elgin and at the beaches in Moray. She is always looking for ways to reduce her impact on the planet. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Steph Gravell joined REAP as an Admin Assistant and has progressed to becoming an Energy Advisor. Living in a rural location, she is aware of the importance of community and social equality and keen to assist local residents to achieve more energy efficient, comfortable homes. When not working Steph volunteers for a local Greyhound rehoming organisation and will often be found out walking her hounds, or relaxing with a good book. Contact her on email@example.com
Jill Hibbert is one of REAP’s Energy Advisors. She is a currently renovating an 1909 house which has made the importance of energy efficiency of huge interest to her. Jill is a mother of four, and together with her fiancé is finding ways to best insulate their property without causing damage to its original features. Jill is a keen gardener and plans to grow at home to produce sustainable food. When not working you can most likely find Jill decorating or refurbishing old furniture, but if she has chance she loves to read, bake and practices yoga daily. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Faye Winter is one of REAP’s Energy Advisors and the Community Renewables Officer. She became increasingly interested in renewable energy and sustainability during lockdown 2020. Faye and her family are keen to do their bit to tackle climate change through switching to renewables at home, reducing their waste and becoming more energy efficient. Faye feels each small step that anyone can take inches us closer to Net Zero Scotland. When not working at REAP you can find her painting or spending time with her family. Contact her on email@example.com
Sarah Collins is REAP’s Therapeutic Gardener at the OAKS garden in Elgin. Sarah has previously worked both with environmental charities, including a period with REAP as an Energy & Benefits Advisor and has worked with holistic health and well-being for a number of years, guiding yoga and breath work classes and coaching female clients around empowerment. Sarah is passionate about nature and the environment and the health and healing benefits that spending time outside in nature offers, especially when combined with awareness-based practices. Sarah enjoys nature adventures, being creative and the odd bit of DIY. Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barney Thompson is the Community Therapeutic Gardener at the Oaks garden in Elgin. Barney worked on REAP’s Grow Elgin project 2015-22, and developed the previous Maryhill therapeutic garden. He also coordinates a children’s growing project for Transition Town Forres and works as a gardener. Barney has an MSc in Environmental Management/MPhil in Chemistry and even worked in academia for a wee while, but much prefers working outside supporting the community. He loves spending time in nature, down his allotment, socialising and with his cats; drumming, music and dancing; travelling; and studying massage, self-development and healing practices, which all inform his current work with REAP.