Our team of highly experienced professionals are here to ensure that the Urban Pursuit programs give students an exceptionally high quality experience that will challenge them and develop them whilst keeping them safe at all times.
Neil has fifteen years of secondary school teaching experience and was Assistant Head at Ansford School in Somerset for six years before giving up his career and setting up Urban Pursuit. His mission is to see the lives of vulnerable young people transformed for the better.
He has a strong passion for adrenaline and adventure activities. Neil is a qualified Mountain Leader, Climbing Instructor and Mountain Bike Leader and also loves snow-boarding, BMX, off-road driving, wilderness adventures and various watersports.
Dom Parker (Operations Manager)
Dom is our Operations Manager and has been with us since the very start. Dom
oversees all of our equipment, vehicles and staff training as well as being one of our most experienced activity leaders. Dom is passionate about inspiring young people and passes this passion on to everyone he meets. Dom is a qualified Mountain Bike Leader and is working towards his Climbing Wall Award.
Before Dom was with us he worked for three years as an ecological expedition leader in game reserves in Tanzania.
Andrew Stansbury (Office Manager)
Andrew has been part of the team since 2015 and helps to manage our office space and takes care of the finances. Andrew also leads activities and especially enjoys learning new skills and tricks, especially when taught by the students!
Greg Doutre (Adventure Leader)
Greg is passionate about being on the Urban Pursuit team. He has worked with young people over many years and is a specialist rescue firefighter with the Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Team, where he specialises in rope-access and swift-water rescue.
His passions include mountain climbing, bushcraft and wilderness survival, cycling and shooting. He loves the challenge of working with young people from
difficult backgrounds and gets immense satisfaction in seeing improvements in their personal development and confidence.
Pippa Ford (Drama Therapist)
Pippa is a registered Dramatherapist and provides one-to-one therapy for students. Her professional background includes a managerial role in an addictions treatment centre, and she has a long history of working with vulnerable people.
Pippa also loves the outdoors and helps lead our activity programs with young people