Who We Are

Dominic Schad,  Director

Dom is in charge of the operation of Muddy Fork and leads the therapeutic projects.


Dom previously lead the "Ecominds" and "Recovery" mental health projects for Notts Wildlife Trust.

Dom Schad, Director

Support Volunteers

Our Support Volunteers help Dom run our practical activities:

Chris McGlen

Joy Paul

Rob Pedley

Mark Nithsdale

Pippa Ramsay

Carole Wall


The board of trustees are responsible for the governance of our charity.

Chris Locke (Chair of Trustees)

Retired Chief Executive of Notts Local Medical Committee.

Executive Director of Primary Care Development Centre, Nottingham.

Interest in mental health through work as Board member of Notts Healthcare NHS Trust and in establishing pastoral support for GPs.

Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.

Part time PhD student at Sheffield University.  

Mike Bennett

My background includes projects and commercial management, also working for  charities including the Duke of Edinburgh's award, UK hospices and even a wildlife Park. 

Having seen colleagues and family members challenged by stress and anxiety, I appreciate that we all need support at some time in our lives and that's why I am proud to be involved with this great team.

Chris McGlen

Retired from the Coal Industry after 30 years in the Commercial Branch.

Manages the Nottinghamshire County U13 cricket team.

Also a Support Volunteer and Beekeeper with Muddy Fork.

Rob Pedley

Personal experience of anxiety disorder and the benefits of outdoor volunteering.
Volunteer group leader with the charity Trees For Life.
Retired IT project manager at the British Geological Survey.

Steering Group

Our steering group helps us make decisions about our work and contributes expertise, time and energy to get things done.   All of the above people are on the Steering Group, plus:

Anna Sewell

Di Fisher