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Pete has been a Centre Manager along with Susie since 1995. Formerly a primary school teacher, alongside his other responsibilities, he still teaches the PE class at the local primary school.
Susie’s parents founded the Centre in 1961 and so Susie grew up with her family at Min y Don. After spending time working as a PE teacher, she returned with Pete in 1995 to take up the position of Centre Manager.
Steve joined the team back in 1999. Alongside instructing guests, he also shares in the responsibility to train the younger members of the team and help them progress with qualifications.
Zoe has been with us since 2003 and primarily instructs land based activities. She is a particularly keen Rock Climber and Mountain Biker.
Chris started work at Min y Don in 2011 as a Trainee Instructor. Since then he has worked hard to gain a wide variety of outdoor qualifications and now takes some of the responsibility to train other members of the team.
Paul joined the team back in 2014. As well as spending time instructing at Min y Don, Paul also runs his own business hand making tents and outdoor clothing—a very useful person to know if you want a new waterproof jacket!
Briony has been with us since 2013. Previous to this she spent her Uni summer breaks working with us as a member of our Summer Team. She is now one of our permanent Instructors and is with us all year round—not just when the sun is shining!
Beth has been at the centre for some considerable time! As Pete & Susie’s daughter, she grew up at Min y Don and went on to join our team back in 2013.
Jake joined the team back in 2014. Alongside helping to instruct a wide range of activities at Min y Don, he is also working towards achieving his more formal outdoor activity qualifications.
Joy joined our team in 2016. Among other things Joy was previously a volunteer Air Cadet instructor and gained lots of experience in working with groups of young people.
Eton joined our team in 2016. He grew up in nearby Tywyn and we have come to know him very well through the local youth clubs & events that the team have been involved in running.
Harry joined our team in 2016. He spent part of the previous year in Hawaii where he received training to go out to Egypt and work alongside refugees. Among other things Harry is really into mountain biking having competed in competitions around the country.
Joe joined our team in 2016 and is on our Gap Year programme, and had such a great time at Min y Don that he decided to stay for longer than 1 year - which is great news for us!
Caleb joined our team in 2017. He is passionate about kayaking and is looking forward to spending time on the water here in Wales.
Amelia joined our team in 2017. She grew up in Burkina Faso in West Africa, and is now looking forward to seeing what new adventures she will find here.
Lynne started work at Min y Don in 2002. She ensures that the Centre is always looking at its best and that all our guests are very well looked after… come to think of it, she also makes sure our staff team are very well looked after as well!
Leonor joined the team back in 2005. She is responsible for the majority of tasty meals that are served up daily at Min y Don. She has also become the holder of the famous Min y Don Flapjack recipe!
Ian joined our team in 2008 and since then has become an expert in a wide range of maintenance related topics! Always ready to help and give a hand if things cease to work properly, Ian’s skills and knowledge is invaluable.
Phil first joined the Min y Don team as summer staff back when he was 18, before meeting his wife here and moving away to train as a Paramedic. Now they're back, Phil helps to run the office.