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Pete has been a Centre Director along with Susie since 1995. Formerly a Primary School Teacher, alongside his other responsibilities, he enjoys his role as a Church leader at Tywyn Baptist Church, his life at MYD as well as following cricket & watching his favourite football team; Manchester United.
Susie’s parents, Tony & Betty, 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 Director.
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!
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. Beth enjoys her work with the local children & young people, cooking, knitting, and being married to Jake of course!
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.
Joe joined our team in 2016 as part of our Trainee Instructor & Discipleship Programme. He is now a qualified Instructor and enjoys leading all the activities as well as Training newer Staff.
Joe enjoys preaching at church, kayaking and getting out & about on his beloved mountain bike.
Caleb joined our team in 2017. He is passionate about kayaking and is looking forward to spending time on the water here in Wales.
After missionary work in Peru and Ghana, Rachel joined our team in the summer of 2018. Her previous occupation as an instructor at ’Go Ape’ will stand her in good stead as she gets to grips with Min Y Don’s wide range of activities.
Clara joined us in October 2018 after visiting previously when working as an Au Pair for a family who were here on holiday.
Clara is from Leipzig in Germany and particularly enjoys hill walking. She is fluent in French, English (and obviously German.)
She enjoys music and plays the piano and the oboe - but not usually at the same time.
Jasper is from Ross on Wye in Herefordshire and enjoys all outdoor activities; especially climbing. He was 3rd in the Welsh indoor climbing championships in 2016, has done hiking in Japan and is an avid BMX enthusiast. Add to that the fact that he has also a competitive rower; Jasper is a something of an all-rounder when it comes to the world of outdoor pursuits.
Hannah is from Loughborough and studied Biological Sciences at Birmingham University before joining us in September 2019 as a Trainee Instructor.
Hannah enjoys all aspects of outdoor pursuits. She is a former Girls Brigade Leader and an accomplished musician. Hannah is looking forward to putting all her skills to good use whilst here on the MYD Team.
Jon joined the team in Jan 2020, He enjoys mountain walking, climbing, the natural environment and playing the guitar. As a former Army Cadet he is ready and able to take on the activities at Min y Don.
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.
Pete works part-time on our Maintenance Team. He enjoys keeping Min y Don in good condition and looking its best.
In his spare time Pete loves exploring the local hills of Snowdonia; very handy if we need him to lead one of our groups.
Mark Joined the Min Y Don Team in August 2019. He lives in Tywyn and enjoys motor sport, his involvement in the local church, skiing, tennis and, of course, his role here in keeping Min y Don in good condition for all of our guests.
Andrew Joined the team in December 2019. He lives in Tywyn and likes watching films, and walks by the beach. Andrew looks after the administration for Min y Don, give him a call and say hi!
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. Phil helps occasionally as part of the office team.
Dianne joined us in April 2019 as our Housekeeper and works hard to keep the Centre looking its best. She relates well to our Team of Instructors as she enjoys the outdoor life herself; a keen hill walker, cyclist and photographer, she takes any opportunity she can to enjoy the beauty of this stunning area of Wales.