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Warren Koehler

Warren Koehler

I grew up in the states with a brother who was oxygen deprived at birth resulting in him having learning impairments. At the time the wisdom was that he would…

Anna Capitani

Anna Capitani

I’ve worked at Thomley since Jan 2011 and my role is Senior Youthworker and duty manager. My focus is supporting the young people who attend Thomley…so that’s age 13+. I…

Joe Kitchen

Joe Kitchen

I have worked at Thomley since March 2009. I originally worked in the bookings department and have since been a part of setting up our Marketing department and since October…

Amy Appleton

Amy Appleton

I have worked at Thomley since May 2014 and my role is Senior Playworker. I once skydived over the Fox Glacier in New Zealand; voted the second most scenic place…

Cecilia Guntrip

Cecilia Guntrip

Having visited Thomley many times with my son, I loved it so much I became a volunteer and joined the staff in January 2008. I am now the Finance Manager…

Jeff Bond

Jeff Bond

I have worked at Thomley since September 2011 after a career as a mechanic. As the Caretaker, I clean the site, provide general maintenance and help with anything mechanical. I…

David Francis

David Francis

I do the outdoor maintenance at Thomley, doing anything from cutting the grass to maintaining our cycle track. I work every Monday and sometimes additional days. In my spare time…

Dave Foulks

Dave Foulks

I have worked at Thomley since 2013 and I do general maintenance on the Thomley site. I work once a week and you can find me repairing bikes, replacing lights…

John Lubbock

John Lubbock

John is one of the founding Trustees of Thomley and has an adult son with autism. Together with his musician wife Christine Cairns, he started the charity 'Music for Autism'…

Gill Porter-Smith

Gill Porter-Smith

We recently welcomed Gill Porter-Smith to the board of Trustees. She brings with her a wealth of local business and marketing experience which will be of great benefit to Thomley.…

Maurice Pullen

Maurice Pullen

Maurice became a Trustee of Thomley in 2008 but has been heavily involved in his own community for many years as a local Councillor. He brings a knowledge of risk…

Anna Fox

Anna Fox

Anna was involved in education for approximately 20 years, working with a range of ages, subjects and abilities. She has significant experience working with disabled children, and children with emotional…

Wendi Coles

Wendi Coles

    Wendi Coles was one of the founding Trustees of Thomley. Wendi’s involvement stemmed from her own experiences of having a son with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Having been involved…

Andrew Lockhart

Andrew Lockhart

As Director of VSL Partners and a commercial property consultant, Andrew volunteered his invaluable professional advice concerning Thomley’s premises. Having committed so much of his time and having successfully secured…

Pam Rose

Pam Rose

Pam became a Trustee in 2003. She has a background in primary and secondary education and has also worked within an Occupational Therapy department. She now owns and runs a…

Ken Bruce

Ken Bruce

"I became involved with Thomley as a result of my son being diagnosed as autistic. The great enjoyment he gets out of the facilities and the caring attitude of the…

Josephine Fitzalan-Howard

Josephine Fitzalan-Howard

When Josephine and her family moved to Oxfordshire, she was delighted and relieved to find a place such as Thomley, where she could bring her teenage daughter to play in…

Bryan Steel

Bryan Steel

"When I visited Thomley to open their cycle track, I was so inspired with the work that is being done there. Thomley gives young people with disabilities and their families…

Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs is a local speaker, trainer, consultant and author on the autism spectrum he currently speaks all around the UK educating and parents, professionals and people on the spectrum…

Rachael Richards

Rachael Richards

I joined Thomley in January 2017 to start and develop the new pavilion cafe. I have a background in catering and management and enjoy making healthy and nutritious food and…

Lydia Phillips

Lydia Phillips

I joined Thomley on returning from 12 years living in the United States where I worked as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor, also managing the office, volunteers and horses. Currently I…

Kate Weir

Kate Weir

I joined Thomley as Fundraising Marketing Officer in May 2017. My role focuses on raising awareness of Thomley and the work we do with disabled people and their families. Prior…

Faye Perrottet

Faye Perrottet

Hi, I’m Faye, and I am Thomley’s receptionist as of May 2017. I originally worked at a junior school in Aylesbury as a Teaching Assistant for 3 years and in…

Paul Lawrence

Paul Lawrence

I joined Thomley in September 2017 as Head of Fundraising. My career has been spent working in the voluntary sector, and I have been fortunate to have been CEO of…

Casual Staff

Thomley employs a bank of casual playworkers who help the full time staff in busy periods, such as Saturdays and the school holidays. Playworkers supervise and engage with our visitors and are there to help if you need them whilst you’re on site.

Interested in becoming a part of our team? See our staff vacancies.

Volunteers

Thomley are lucky enough to have some fantastic volunteers, some of whom come weekly, some monthly, but all offer their time for the goodness of our service.

We can’t thank our current volunteers enough for what they do, whether it be prepping our art activities, sweeping the decking or just playing with children.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? See our staff vacancies.

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