Ellie GoffManaging Director
Ellie is the managing director of Wellies-On Care Farm and Butterfly Lodge Education. She is also the owner of the farm. Ellie grew up on her parents goat farm in Cambridge, her family have been farming for several generations. Ellie is a fully qualified teacher and has taught in a variety of schools and colleges. Ellie is passionate about ‘Care Farming’ and plays a key role in the work of ‘Care Farming UK’ Ellie is also a qualified EAGALA (ES) practitioner and is therefore able to deliver Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and learning on site.
Emma LoweryCentre Manager/ Senior Tutor
Emma is the Centre Manager for Wellies-On Care Farm. She is responsible for the day to day running of the service. She has worked at Wellies-On for 8 years. Prior to coming to the farm she held various management positions within the care sector and is also a qualified teacher.
Laura PooleTutor/ Group Facilitator
Laura is one of our tutors / group facilitators. Laura has a wealth of experience in teaching; prior to coming to the farm she taught art within a local secondary school. She also has a great deal of experience with animals as she spent time working at a visitor attraction that had livestock.
Mick GardnerMaintenance Person / Support Worker
Mick has been part of the wider farm team for many years. He is the farms ‘Maintenance Man’ and deals with anything from carpentry to plumbing. He is a qualified electrician and experienced carpenter. He also has experience of working as direct support within the care sector.
Warren GoffOperations Manager
Warren has many years experience within farming and is responsible for overseeing the site as a whole. He is also the chap that makes the delicious ice cream!
Katie BallantyneFarm Manager / Group Facilitator / Volunteer Co-ordinator
Katie is the Farm Manager; she is responsible for the day to day care and management of the livestock and land. Katie has a great deal of experience with livestock predominantly horses and goats, she is a keen horse rider and has taught horse riding in a previous job. Katie has a degree in Education. Katie is also an EAGALA (ES) practitioner.
Holly BoltonFarm Apprentice
Holly began with us as a volunteer she spent time working alongside the groups as well as supporting around the farm wherever necessary. Holly is now undertaking an apprenticeship with us.
Leonie O’LoughlinMental Health Practitioner (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and learning)
Leonie is part of our wider team, she is a qualified mental health nurse who also has a passion for horses. She supports the EAP sessions
Peter PykeMental Health Practitioner (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and learning)
Peter is part of our wider team. He helps deliver EAP sessions. He is a qualified mental health nurse with many years experience. He also has qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Pixie is centre manager Emma's dog and often accompanies her to the farm. Pixie is very friendly