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OUR TEAM
Meet the people who make it all possible
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OUR TEAM
Meet the people who make it all possible

Surprising fact:
I hitchhiked through the Arctic in the middle of winter.

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James‌ ‌Ellsmoor‌

Founder and Managing Director

Secret skill:
I love cooking and trying out new dishes. My specialties are Italian, Asian and Venezuelan dishes. I’m also pretty good at desserts.

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Christian Zacchino

Communications Manager

Secret skill:
I always take cuts of plants wherever I travel. I have grown 100s of plants and fruit trees between India and Guadeloupe!

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Audrey Joachim

Director of Operations and Growth

Surprising fact:
I was a “runner” on an ITV programme exploring the changes the seasons bring to the British landscape.

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Sarah Forster

Director of Programming

Surprising fact:
I’m part British, Ukrainian and Italian

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Simon Turkas

Content Manager

Surprising fact:
I am a champion equestrian, and have represented Barbados regionally and internationally in show jumping competitions.

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Stacey Alvarez de la Campa

Content Manager

Surprising fact:
I have a topical and food allergy to nickel

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Isabel Godoy

Project & Account Manager

Secret skill:
I enjoy sunsets painting landscapes in oil, acrylic and watercolors.

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Alexandra Lemus

Design Manager

Secret Skill:
I’m learning programming and drawing.

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Saibu Baba

Social Media Manager & Newsletter Writer

Surprising fact:
I like playing with different instruments such as guitar, piano, bass as well as the violin during my spare time

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Jerome Deiparine

Graphic Designer

Surprising fact:
My first writing gig came as a contributor for SB Nation, for whom I helped cover the NBA’s Detroit Pistons between 2015-2016.

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Vincent Diringer

Content Writer

Surprising fact:
I am a twin!

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Shinique Parkinson

Island Innovation Fellow

Surprising fact:
I was born in South Africa, but my family moved to Portugal when my twin sister and I were only 2 months old, specifically to Algarve where the weather is hot most of the year, similar to Africa!

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Sheila Godinho

Island Innovation Fellow

Where we are in the world:

Join the team and gain work experience on sustainable projects!

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