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.

jane@bordersforesttrust.org

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.

nic@bordersforesttrust.org

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.

anna@bordersforesttrust.org

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.

sandra@bordersforesttrust.org

Nicky Hume
Treescapes Officer

Nicky has been with BFT since June 2018.  She is leading on our Treescapes partnership work which includes developing new planting with private landowners across the Borders, support for Ancient Woodlands and the Borders Tree Planting Grant.  Nicky had a ‘first career’ in product design before retraining through conservation volunteering and an Advanced Certificate in Forestry/Arboriculture from SRUC.

nhume@bordersforesttrust.org

Andy Wilson
Site Officer

Andy joined BFT in May 2017 as our Site Officer, working with volunteers to manage our three sites. With a Masters degree in Environmental studies combined with years of experience of tree planting and habitat restoration, Andy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in ecology, geomorphology, land management and environmental issues. Andy is both skilled and enthusiastic about environmental education and leading groups of volunteers and is a qualified Mountain Leader.

andy@bordersforesttrust.org