Meet the team

CMC Adventure has a team of highly qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated staff. We are here to help make your time with us smooth and problem free. We will be communicating with you every step of the way from the moment you enquire to the very end of your stay. Whilst you are with us, you will be well looked after, both out on activities by our instructors and back in the centre where welcoming, warm, comfortable accommodation and home cooked meals await you.

All of our staff are Christians and if you would like them to share their experience of being a Christian, then we would be more than happy to do so. This may be in the form of a short thought for the day, a Bible reading, a personal testimony or a simple question and answer session.

Guests visiting the centre will be treated with gentleness and respect. No one will be forced to take part in activities by our staff and we will be as sensitive as possible to the individual needs of our guests. It is our hope that you will have an inspirational and meaningful visit that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Centre Director


Mark first started at Pensarn Harbour as a Trainee Instructor, and he was Chief Instructor when CMC Adventure moved from Tremadog to the Harbour in 1998. Since then, he has worked his way through various roles until becoming the Centre Director in 2002. Mark has always been very active in the outdoors and particularly enjoys winter mountaineering and fly fishing. He has also volunteered as an expedition leader for The British Exploring Society on the Yukon rivers and in the Jungles of the Peruvian Amazon.

Random Fact: Mark is a keen amateur herpetologist!



Rob is one of CMC Adventure's longest-standing employees, having been helping to feed and take care of our guests since 1995! He was born and raised locally, but he worked in various places around the UK throughout his career before coming home and joining CMC Adventure. Rob is always keen to help guests and staff to improve their Welsh!

Random Fact: Rob is a member of a number of local male voice choirs!


Ben G

Trainee Instructor


Danny joined CMC in 2022 as a Trainee Instructor to continue his learning in the outdoors. He was born in Llandanwg but grew up in the Outer Hebrides so has done a full circle in finding his way back in the area. Danny enjoys most things outdoors but has a particular love for the Ocean and boats.

Random Fact: Danny is the (Un)official Record Holder for dishing out the most puns and dad jokes in any given day.

Trainee Instructor


Ed joined the team in October 2023. He loves spending time on the water, particularly sailing, and despite growing up in Norfolk he also enjoys getting into the hills. Ed has been enjoying the Welsh mountains, working towards his Mountain Leader award.

Random Fact: Ed is a Queen's Scout, and supported the Queen's Lying-in-State.

Finance Officer


Jane joined the CMC Adventure office team in 2008, and now looks after everything financial. Although Jane was born in Wales, she spent some formative years in Sweden before moving around with her family. She also lived and worked in South Africa before setting her roots here in North Wales. Jane is a keen outdoors-woman, and particularly enjoys skiing and going on adventures with her son.

Random Fact: Jane is a not so secret artist!



Originally from the Midlands, Hugh has been with the CMC Adventure team since 2009, and worked at the Bryn-y-Moel site for nine years before that when it was still 'The Ranch'. Before moving to Wales, Hugh went to catering college in London and then stayed in the city for fifteen years, working in different hotels. He especially likes cooking meat and pastry dishes - which go down very well with groups and staff alike! When he's not in the kitchen, Hugh enjoying cycling, trout fishing and walking in the local area.

Random Fact: In his spare time, Hugh ties his own flies for his fly-fishing adventures!



Meg joined CMC Adventure in September 2020 as a Trainee Instructor. She grew up in Anglesey, North Wales, and her favourite thing to do is kayaking! She is bubbly and loves to have fun!
In September 2022, Meg became a qualified Instructor at CMC Adventure!

Random Fact: Meg can speak Welsh and has a metal collar bone!

Trainee Instructor

Ben S

This is Ben, he joined the CMC team in September 2023. He comes from a little town in the North West called Burnley. His first experience of CMC was coming with his school on their residential! He loves climbing mountains, playing electric guitar, surfing waves and rescuing people.

Random Fact: Ben had to have an extra bone removed from his foot twice!

Trainee Instructor


Elz is a trainee from Medway in the southeast who joined in early September 2023. While she had little previous experience with the activities when she arrived, she has learnt fast and loves working with the groups. Her favourite part of work is meeting the children and helping them learn (she's often the favourite) despite usually getting confused as one of the kids.

Random Fact: Elz is one of Santa's secret Elves...

Hospitality Coordinator


Laura joined the team at the start of 2022. She came as a Trainee Instructor but after a few months she jumped into the Hospitality role! Laura was born in South Wales but has thoroughly enjoyed moving up North to be right next to both the mountains and the beach - which is where you will most likely find her. Whilst she is normally running around in her current role, she will still find any excuse to join groups out on the water!

Random Fact: Laura is a leader of the Rebel Alliance.



Theo grew up in Witney, Oxfordshire. He has moved around from the North of Scotland to the South of Dartmoor, Devon. He loves all things outdoorsy and despite growing up inland, he has a love for the ocean. He enjoys getting out snorkelling, diving and surfing some waves.

Random Fact: Theo can hold his breath for 4 minutes.



Trainee Instructor

Ben J

Ben joined the team in August 2023. He comes from a town called Chorley which is t'up North in Lancashire. Ben is enthusiastic in all that he does! He likes all things Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Paddle sports, though Sailing doesn't quite float his boat.

Random Fact: Ben is our best dressed / kitted up Trainee! He also has the energy of a Duracell bunny...