Outfit Moray is run by a dedicated team of seven core staff.
Iain Jamieson: Executive Chairman
Iain started his career as a ski and sailing instructor in the private sector. He then worked with a local authority for 27 years and was Regional Organiser for Outdoor Education from 1982 to 1995.
Iain initially established Outfit Moray and is now the Chairman with responsibility for overall strategic direction.
He holds an MBA from The Robert Gordon University and is qualified in a number of outdoor activities. He is a keen alpine and telemark skier and a Coxswain with the Moray Gig.
Dan Gowanlock: Outdoor Instructor
Dan joined the the Outfi!t-Moray team when he moved down from the Orkney Isles. He has experience of a variety of outdoor activities and has worked in a number of locations around the UK. Dan’s main responsibilities at Outfit are working on group sessions and negotiating lengthy holidays. He’s is a keen climber and can be found spending much of his free time falling off the crags of Britain, looking scared whilst paddling canoes and kayaks or attempting to hang on to his surf board.
Steve Bate: Outdoor Instructor
Steve, originally from New Zealand moved to Moray many moons ago. After a stint travelling the world, Steve like many others fell in love with the Scottish Mountains and Moray coast line. He came to the Outfi!t-Moray team as their first trainee, and we still can’t get rid of him! His responsibilities include the day to day groups, the Youth Justice Programme, helping out the volunteers and getting in the way around the store.
In Steve’s spare time you can be sure to find him hanging off rock faces, puffing up hill on his single speed mountain bike, in and out of canoes or trying to catch waves on his surf board. All with a big smile on his face.
Caroline Saunders: Administrator
Caroline moved up to Scotland in 2005, after working in industry for 12 years in Nottingham. She decided to do something completely different with her life, and after taking a course in outdoor education at Moray House in Edinburgh, she now works part time for Outfit Moray, looking after evaluation, marketing and some general admin. She is also an Outfit volunteer, working with young people in the outdoors on Outfit’s Community Regeneration programme.
In the outdoors, she enjoys climbing, walking, skiing, taking lots of photos, and is a huge fan of chocolate and anything orange.
Chris McCann: Trainee Instructor
After spending almost 10 years in the catering underbelly, Chris joined Outfit as a volunteer in 2010. With a keen interest in outdoor activities he became passionate about making a career change and working in the outdoors. Whilst volunteering with Outfit, Chris made the most of training opportunities and the chance to develop himself. In May 2012 he was employed as a trainee instructor and now works full time with the Outfit Moray team.
When not working Chris attemps to conquer a variety of outdoor activities including Ski-ing, climbing, mountain biking and ticking off the Munros, he also enjoys the challenges of having a young family.
Jenny Muir: Business Development Coordinator
Jenny joined the team through the Talent Scotland Grad Scheme in 2012. She moved to Moray after four years of study and a year on the other side of the world. Her time at Outfit Moray will be spent developing a marketing plan, working on new projects and building Outfit’s web presence. Stop by the Outfit Facebook and Twitter pages to say hello!
Away from the desk Jenny loves to get out mountain biking (stylish dismounts have become a bit of a skill) and dabbles in a bit of climbing. There’s also a longboard still to be mastered..