Meet the Team
Carol-Ann Baker – Bookings Team
Carol-Ann and her husband moved to Kendal from the south of England in 2010 and recently joined the Bookings Team at Rydal Hall. They are both members of the Lakes Gospel Choir.
Helen Dodd – Bookings Team
Helen joined the bookings team in November 2014. She lives in Coniston with her husband and daughter and has worked and lived in the Lake District all her life. Her background is in hospitality and hotel reception . She really enjoys meeting new people and working with colleagues from all over the world. In her spare time she can be found most weekends walking the fells with her family.
Julie Barrett – Bursar
Julie has worked at Rydal Hall since December 2004 and deals with all the book-keeping and accounts as well as welcoming the many guests to the Hall. Being an effective multi-tasker is very handy when working at the Hall. Julie is also a keen walker and wildlife enthusiast – look out for the bird feeder near the office window!
Lorraine Gibbard – Tea Shop Supervisor
Lorraine joined the team at Rydal in 2013. Before coming to Cumbria her background was in teaching. She lives locally with her husband Ian and they have three daughters. Lorraine is a pastoral worker in her church, she enjoys working with the young people of Rydal community and values the beauty and peace of Rydal Hall.
Martin Scrowston – Estate Manager
Martin has been our Estate manager since 2004. With his team he is responsible for managing and maintaining the Estate including our magnificent gardens and the many listed buildings in line with our conservation status within the National Park. Martin has lived and worked in the Lake District for the last 30 years since moving here from Yorkshire. He has enjoyed a long association with landscape conservation and working in the mountains. Says Martin: “We manage the estate and buildings to encourage sustainable tourism balanced against the need to care and conserve this sensitive environment for future generations to enjoy.”
Kate Jackson – Head Gardener
Info coming soon.