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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!
Hannah Joined the Team in October 2018 after spending a year teaching English in South Korea. She is an accomplished paddler and climber as well as being a qualified Mountain Leader.
A former Sports teacher in China, Hannah is certainly well travelled and we are glad to have her on board as her experience will also allow her to train up new members of our Team.
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.
Joe joined our team in 2016 and after completing his two years as a Trainee, is now one of our Full-time Instructors. Joe instructs all the activities and also enjoys his involvement with the Centre’s Youthwork.
In his spare time Joe loves any outdoor activities - even swimming in freezing cold lakes!
Caleb joined our team in 2017. He is passionate about kayaking and is looking forward to spending time on the water here in Wales.
Jacob joined the Min y Don team in 2017. One of his many talents is being able to play a wide variety of musical instruments - which you might well see while you're here with us.
Andrew started working as an Outdoor Instructor at Min y Don in 2014. Andrew was already familiar with the Centre - as he'd been here with his family as a guest!
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.
Nathan’s family have been regular visitors to Min Y Don for a number of years, so like many others Nathan has made the transition from guest to Staff Team.
2018 has been a busy year for him; initially in Ghana on mission work, then on Summer Team with us, he has now joined us for longer as a Gap Year member of our Team.
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.
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.
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.