The LEG Team
Lochaber Environmental Group currently has four members of staff:
Zach Wishart – Environmental Development Officer (Energy)
Originally from Essex, I now live in Glencoe after studying Chemistry at St Andrews University. I have been working at LEG for four years as an Energy Officer and Membership Officer. In my spare time I am a scout leader and an active member of the Killin Mountain Rescue Team.
Stephen McDonach – Environmental Development Officer (Growing)
My passion for our environment has developed since studying environmental art at Glasgow School of Art. Having lived in Lochaber for many years now, I am just about acclimatised. I am a qualified dry stone mason and have designed and built an off-grid eco-house on my croft. I enjoy growing vegetables and working on the croft.
Kate Willis – Environmental Development Officer (Active Travel)
I am passionate about the environment and living sustainably, and spent many years working as a marine biologist in Scotland and New Zealand. I then branched out into home energy efficiency in Tasmania, before starting up a wildlife tour business in Caithness. In my spare time I enjoy exploring wide places, hill walking, and wildlife watching, and I am a coordinator of Extinction Rebellion Fort William.
Jamie Maxwell – Bike Development Officer
I have a passion for both cycling and promoting action on environmental issues. My background lies primarily in Environmental Science and Geology, along with a long standing obsessive cycling hobby. I also teach Geography in the School of Adventure Studies at West Highland College UHI. In my role as Bike Development Officer, I hope to spread enthusiasm for cycling to all sorts of people in Lochaber. From cycling to school, to work, or for fun. Please feel free to contact me with any cycling related questions. Come along to one of our repair workshops with your two-wheeled best friend!
The LEG Board of Directors:
Lochaber Environmental Group is managed by a Board of Directors, all of whom are volunteers. The governing document allows for between three and 12 Directors to be on the Board at any one time.