Ollie studied Geography at the University of Leeds and graduated with a BSc in 2016. He has worked across the world from New Zealand where he worked as a Glacier Guide to Canada where he spent time as a chef in British Colombia and in South America where he worked along side the Royal Geographical Society on various projects attempting to map past, present and future climate change. In the past 2 years Ollie has gained his Qualified Teacher Status and is a Secondary School Geography Teacher based in the South West of the UK teaching students aged 12 to 18.
Much of what Ollie does is dictated by the natural environment whether that is Climbing, Surfing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking or having a general good time outside.
“With more than 95% of the Earths Water in our Oceans which themselves cover more than 70% of the planets surface this delicate Biome and the ecosystems which reside within them are arguably the most important to protect. These Oceans which we rely on so heavily for food, climate regulation, distribution of heat, movement of people and resources and sequestration of Carbon while simultaneously producing vital oxygen for our planet proves how vital it is to protect them. Having seen first hand what plastic and other waste materials can do to the hydrosphere coupled with the amount I personally gain from the ocean in terms of surfing, fishing and improved mental health, I definitely feel I have a duty to do what I can to preserve this incredible environment.”