Meet the Team

Meet some of our dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Downhill and Hezlett who work hard to make every visit special and memorable. From Rangers to Visitor Welcome staff, we welcome you to meet our team…

Rhonda Dempsie

Rhonda Dempsie

I only started mid-March, so I’m still finding my feet! I am a Volunteering Assistant, so I do admin and help out with volunteer recruitment across the North Coast.

Derek Murray

Derek Murray

I have worked for The National Trust for 19 years, starting at Hezlett House through the A.C.E. Scheme

Don Kerr - Downhill Gardener

Don Kerr

Only 5 Months... I’m the Gardener at Bishops Gate and Hezlett House...

Janet Blair - Business Support Co-ordinator

Janet Blair

My favorite part of the job is getting out and about and meeting the Ranger Teams that are based across the portfolio at 3 different sites

Emma Cunningham Manager

Emma Cunningham - General Manager

My best days are when I’m out on the ground with the team, absorbing their knowledge and passion and really feeling and seeing the part we all play in looking after amazing places. Those days really inspire me!