Meet the team

Our Team

  • Kerry Rolison

    Head of Suntrap

    Kerry is a qualified primary school teacher, with a degree in environmental studies. Before joining Suntrap, she had four years teaching in schools in Haringey and Waltham Forest. She joined Suntrap as a bright eyed naturalist in 1989. Since then, she has inspired thousands of young people with her knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoors. She became Head in 2005 and has since introduced a successful family learning programme.

  • Emma Lewis

    Senior Tutor

    Emma is a qualified secondary Science teacher with experience working in schools in Sussex. She joined our team in 2012, from a Field Centre in Buckinghamshire.

  • Louise Horsfall


    Louise holds an environmental degree and is a qualified Forest School Practitioner.  She joined the team in 2016, bringing her experience as an outdoor and environmental educator in the local area.

    Louise is driven by the desire to inspire the next generation of global citizens.  She is a firm believer in the power of direct experiences to generate lifelong learning and well-being impacts.



  • Joe Ahvee

    Tutor Resources Manager

    Joe gained his Conservation degree at Plymouth University and after working for the National Trust in Dorset joined our team in 2016. 

    His role is dual purpose as he works both as a tutor and manages our grounds to ensure they continue to be a great teaching resource.  His wide range of skills are put to good use maintaining our beehive, menagerie of animals, wild meadow and ponds.

  • David Lindo

    Honorary President of the Friends of Suntrap

    David's insight and guidance has been invaluable in taking our work forward. Known as the 'Urban Birder', he developed a passion for wildlife and birds growing up in inner London.  Subsequently he's on a mission to connect city dwellers with nature around them through his charity work and career as a well-renowned author, columnist, broadcaster and urban wildlife educationalist. Read more about his great work.    


  • Friends of Suntrap

    Reg. Charity No. 1102119

    The Friends of Suntrap was originally set up in 2000 for anyone that supports our aim to provide an educational centre that encourages a deeper understanding of nature for children and young people in Greater and Inner London.  Opportunities include volunteering a wide-range of guises, fundraising and promoting our vision.  Contact us to find out more and share your ideas on  how you can help us build on our great legacy.