John’s background is in IT, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry . He has been resident in Cumbria for 26 years, living beside the River Crake. His interests are many and varied but have generally been concerned with the great outdoors, particularly mountains and water, where he has enjoyed climbing, ski touring, sea kayaking, cycle touring and of course fishing; in the Lake District and many other more remote parts of the world. He has been active in the management of two local clubs with interests on the Crake, Duddon and Kent. John performed the role of SCRT Manager for the first 6 months on a voluntary basis before the Trust got it’s first full time employee.