Meet the team and find out why they enjoy supporting young people in these exciting adventures.



All team memebers hold relevant outdoor activity qualifications are mountain first aid trained and DBS checked.

Philip Stoneman

I joined the team initially to help complete part of my Gold award section, three years and I’m still here(!) supervising expeditions. I love the outdoors and supporting Rezilient gives me the chance to escape the Monday to Friday grind! But even more than that, I love supporting young people and I know the benefits the Award can bring.As a supervisor I help participants with all aspects of their expeditions, from pre-expedition sessions – running safety and navigational workshops & carrying out those skills during the expeditions, making sure they have a safe yet engaging time outdoors, whatever weather! 

Alexis Cowie

I have been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award since 1996 when my own daughter took part. As time went on I became more involved, qualified as a Leader and an Assessor, ran Bronze Silver and Gold groups in a large school, before retiring and joining Rezilient as a Volunteer Leader and an Assessor. There is a great deal of pleasure in seeing participants grow and gain confidence in their own capabilities which is why I continue doing this as a Volunteer. 

Laura Helm

I've been volunteering with Rezilient for 3 years. I completed my Gold award over 10 years ago, and I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa! 


Completing my Duke of Edinburgh award was one of my most enjoyable experiences growing up, and I want to be part of helping young people have the same experience I did. The award teaches young people so many important life skills, and I enjoy being able to support young people develop these skills.

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Meg The Dog

I love the outdoors and long walks.

....Woof woof !

Andy Bacon

A Director and Chair of Rezilient Ltd

A qualified Expedition Leader and Mountain First Aid Trained, but sadly DofE passed me by when I was younger.

I love the Outdoors and have done many walks, treks and challenges.

Seeing young people complete their D of E and the amazing experiences they get from it is my reward. I love being able to facilitate this opportunity.

And finally enjoying spending time with an amazing team of staff and all the banter with likeminded people who passionately want to help young people achieve, is inspiring. 

Carla Young

As a director of Rezilient I work closely with our team of volunteers to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes in schools.I come from a youth work background specialising in youth development. I am a fitness enthusiast and believe that physical activity promotes mental and emotional wellbeing. I love the great outdoors 

Mark Singleton

Mark has supported DofE for over five years, he is a qualified Expedition Leader and has worked all over the country. He is also an accredited DofE assessor for Bronze, Silver and Gold. He enjoys delivering the training and helping students pass the expedition element of the award. 

Jess Baker

Hi my name is Jess. 

When I am not sailing my weekends are spent out with Rezilient helping out on DofE practices and expeditions. I have worked through the DofE qualifications myself and in 2017 I completed the 3 peaks challenge taking on a peak a month to be awarded the diamond award. 

Katie Barlow

Kate has always enjoyed spending time outdoors - walking, swimming and camping. She introduced her 4 children to outdoor adventures from an early age and encouraged them to learn basic map reading as soon as possible. She joined the Rezilient team in 2019 and is relishing the opportunity to help other young people discover the fun, challenge and reward that comes from exploring. 

Dave Skirvin

Dave helps out with Rezilient because he wants to give young people an appreciation of the outdoors and ensure that they have the skills needed to keep them safe on their expeditions. He enjoys getting to know the participants and seeing them grow and develop as they progress through the award. 

David Agnew

BSc Hons Physical Geography

DofE Leader 10+ years


600m+ Training (Warwickshire county council)

Outdoor Firstaid


I have helped out with Rezilient since I left University in 2009 and enjoy helping students make the most out the DofE experience.


I particularly enjoy seeing students develop their skills over time and returning year after year through the different levels. 

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