Our Team

A team of seven staff manage and deliver Borders Forest Trust’s projects, operating from our head office at Monteviot Nurseries, near Jedburgh and from an office in Moffat.

Dr Jane Rosegrant
Director

Jane joined the Trust in June 2012 having most recently fulfilled the role of Regional Director with Voluntary Service Overseas, responsible for various countries in the Far East and has also worked abroad for VSO.  Before that she was Programme Manager with the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland and Senior Programmes Director for Just World Partners, an NGO supporting sustainable development abroad.  Earlier in her career she was Director of the Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh.  She has a PhD on Rural Resettlement in Ireland.

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Nicola Hunt
Woodland Habitats Projects Manager

Nicola joined the Trust team in 2001 as the Projects Assistant. Now Woodland Habitats Projects Manager, she is responsible for the development and delivery of Woodland Habitats projects. Originally from Hamilton, Nicola moved to Edinburgh to study Ecological Science at the University. From there she worked in a number of jobs including as a ranger in West Lothian before moving to the Borders in 2000 to a mammal research position.

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Anna Craigen
Community and Education Officer

Anna has worked with the Trust since 2002, sometimes as a staff member, sometimes in a freelance capacity.  Currently she works part-time for BFT running a new  Education project in Borders primary schools,  leading our Volunteering group at Borders Woodland Sites, and providing support to Community Woodland groups.  Trained as a landscape architect, Anna has many year’s experience with Forest Schools, providing teacher training programmes, running community events and leading practical woodland tasks.

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Sandra Smith-Maxwell
Finance Officer

Sandra joined the Trust in January 2006, having gained an HND in Business Management at Heriot Watt University in 2001. Sandra works part time with BFT and also takes an active part in her husband’s events catering business and fridge trailer hire company.

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Alison Murfitt

Alison joined BFT in April 2014 as our part-time Corehead Community and Education Officer. Her last post was with Plantlife and she teaches fungi and plant identifcation as well as having years of experience in creating public events and running education programmes. She brings to Corehead a wealth of plant knowledge and understanding of environmental education, as well as key interests in community engagement, farming and conservation.

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Alasdair Fagan

Alasdair has been our Woodland Habitats Site Officer since April 2015. He works on a variety of projects including the Borders Tree Planting Grant, the Millennium Seed Bank and woodland management for local landowners.  Before working with BFT Alasdair worked for Chester Zoo, Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the North York Moors National Park Authority.

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