Our people

Dave Darby moved to Redfield in 1996. When working on development projects in Romania, he realised that they saw Western countries as role models, so he decided to try to bring about change in the UK instead. He founded Lowimpact.org in 2001 and is also a director of the Ecological Land Co-op. He now lives in London.

Sherry Kramer is our book-keeper, and mum to two ex-Redfielders (which is how we met her). She’s had a career in financial management of large organisations, and now she’s helping us. She’s a wizard with figures, er, and here she is dressed as a witch. She lives in Aylesbury.

petermorganPeter Morgan built and looks after our website. He quit a career as a chef to study politics and philosophy in 1997. The new millennium inspired a move to Japan where he co-founded the Plastic Factory nightclub in Nagoya. After burning out in the Japanese club scene he returned to Nottinghamshire to have children and experiment with other forms of fatigue (e.g. Screenbeetle).

KateKate Williams is a freelance writer and translator living in Spain. She moved to Barcelona to teach English in 2003 and never looked (or came) back. When she isn’t writing, or earning a proper living at her day job, she enjoys hiking in the Catalan countryside and volunteers at a local animal sanctuary. She’s interviewing people, researching and writing topic introductions.

scarlettScarlett Penn used to live at Redfield Community, and is the co-ordinator of WWOOF UK. When she’s not travelling around in her big yellow van, she lives in Shropshire on a smallholding with her partner. She looks after the ‘Growing, gardening & smallholding’ part of the website.

Sophie Paterson is working on social media and book promotion, after a three year stint managing the Routes into Languages programme at Newcastle University. Herself a linguist, she spent a year in Jordan as an undergraduate student. An aspiring self-builder and School of Natural Building trainee, she now lives and volunteers on a Devonian farm, where she’s discovered a new-found love of pigs.