Meet the team


Managing Director & Head Coach

Libby holds a BA Hons degree in Adventure Education giving her a thorough insight into engaging people in the outdoors and applying these skills to their general lives. Prior to Setting up Adventure Access she spent 15 years teaching and assessing paddlesports qualifications. Libby has taught skiing in Canada and spent 3 years as a Sea Kayaking and Hiking Expedition Leader in New Zealand. In 2016 she received a national award for developing paddlesports programs for visually and audially impaired children. 

Libby has also spent time working in Special Educational Needs branches of schools, delivering Adventure Education and Forest Schools. Adventure Access is set up to provide these adventurous opportunities to those who wish to access it or were not aware they are able to.


General Manager

Phil has worked in the outdoor industry for over 10 years. This has been in numerous locations throughout the UK including, North Wales, Cornwall & of course the North East. He holds a BSc Hons degree in Sports Science (Outdoor Activities) and is qualified to coach Sea Kayaking, White Water Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle- boarding. He also has a vast experience of land-based activity, such as climbing and mountain walking, both personally and professionally.

Connor the Dog

Good boy!!!

Connor is by far the best office dog in the world. He is a rescue from Romania and is settling in well to life in the North East. He enjoys nothing more than running on the beach and keeping an eye on our customers out on the water.

Want to work with us?

If you have qualifications in paddlesports and are interested in working with us then get in contact with us, we would love to hear from you.

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