- Carys Mainprize
Hi Greer, tell us about yourself
Hi, I’m Greer, the new Office Manager at the Crichton Carbon Centre.
I love cooking, keeping fit and getting outdoors as much as I possibly can. I spend most weekends going for long walks with my family while my daughter rides her horse.
What was your career path like prior to CCC?
My background is business management and development. I have been fortunate to have had great experiences throughout my professional career and now look forward to contributing to such an important restoration program to help look after our beautiful diverse landscape right on our doorstep.
Can you tell us how sustainability and environmentalism values will inform your current role or how they have influenced your life?
This has been on all our minds over the last few years but especially in the recent months through the COP26 conference [editor's note: you can read about Dr Emily Taylor's (CCC General Manager) and Dr Mary-Anne Smyth's (founder and trustee) reflections on COP26 here]. There is much to learn in sustainable living and looking after our beautiful planet and I am delighted to be part of a great team making a difference locally and nationally using all my skills and abilities to fulfil my new role.
Did you know much about peatlands prior to joining CCC, and if so, what was your experience of them?
I only knew a little about peatlands through spending a lot of time outdoors, walking in the country and forests but I have already learned so much in the short time I have been here. I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge.
What are you looking forward to about your role?
This is such a varied and dynamic role, working in an office environment one day to a wet, boggy peatland the next and then in a classroom situation. I also look forward to assisting in the delivery of the Peatland Action Training Program throughout Scotland and playing a part in educating people on maintaining our important peatlands, biodiversity and environment.
The CCC team and board welcome Greer into her new role. As the team has almost doubled since Jan 2021, an office manager was sorely needed. Greer is already settling into the team well and getting stuck right in.