Our Team

Newbold House is run by a residential members and volunteers. The centre is operated by the Newbold Trust, a limited company with charitable status; dedicated to sustainability, education and open spirituality.

Staff Members


Victor Morales

Managing Director

After finishing my masters in Design for Sustainability, Victor decided to continue his 15-year professional career in communication, collaborating with organizations committed to sustainability.


Lone Blue

Bookings Manager
Lone Blue spent most of her professional life managing Front Office teams in upscale hotels in Europe and Asia. When her awakening process had begun she started looking for an opportunity to contribute her skills into a project that brings a positive change in the world. She helps Newbold in the area of managing bookings and reception.


Allan Gray

Marketing & Communications Manager

Allan is local to the area of Moray and a graduate of the University of Highlands and Islands with a degree in Sustainable Rural Development. Allan has key interests in environmental protection, cycling and in the community of Moray.


Kristy Lee Harris Puplett

Kristy Puplett

Garden Manager

Kristy has lived in the Moray area for 12 years, originally from Australia. She has been involved in many local projects, specifically related to conservation, environmental education, making with natural materials, being with individuals in a caring capacity, group processes and cultural regeneration.



Kitchen Manager

Originally from Newcastle, Turiya has spent the last 10 years either living Scotland or travelling the world. After offering service in the kitchens of yoga centres and ashrams, reverence and devotion became key to her cooking. She is influenced by Ayurveda, Microbiotics and the natural healing properties of food.


Anne Lutz

Homecare Manager

“One of my life purpose is to explore the sensations and emotions that life offers us.
After 11 years working in a hospital in France it’s a new challenge and a honor for me to take care of this beautiful house and to welcoming everyone who is coming in Newbold. Love. ”


Marie Kerguelen

Development Officer and Yoga Teacher

Native of France, Marie has spent the last years living and studying in Canada, Chile and Scotland.
Marie is an adventure and travel lover, with a special interest in beautiful Scotland, yoga and community life.


Ali Noormohamed

Sales & Marketing consultant

Ali studied Business at McGill University in Canada.  He has provided consulting services in sales and marketing in a variety of sectors.  He has an avid interest in personal development and seeks to share his acumen towards spreading positive change.


Eddy Barau

Garden Co-Manager

Eddy have been crossing different work experience, cook for 6 years in France, then volunteering for 7 years, travelling and leading work camps. his path lead him to Scotland, and he is working in the garden with consciousness, care and love to grow a beautiful and delicious veggies for Newbold.


John Paul (JP)

Maintenance  Manager
As a professional electrician and plumber, as well as a Nichiren Buddhist, vegan and musician, JP feels that he has found the perfect place to express himself and to make himself useful. JP enjoys working as part of the team towards fulfilling the Newbold vision, while keeping things running smoothly by fixing everything from dishwashers to lawnmowers


George Wilson

Finance Manager

George spent most of his Finance professional life with large corporates in London. Returning to Scotland, and interested in sustainability, being involved with Newbold is an opportunity to bring his skills and experience to this sector.



Our Board consists of 4 members: 2 alternating Chairpersons and 2 Directors.


David Mead

David Mead

David Mead, Co-Chair of the trustees, is a retired medical doctor with years of experience in General Practice and Psychiatry in Canada and the U.K., is a mentor and Psychotherapist locally, and is the founder and director of a successful Care Home company (Mead Medical Services Ltd.) in Scotland.


Dorota Owen

Dorota Owen , Co-Chair of Trustees, is an experienced professional in many areas: Qualified teacher; yoga teacher; workshop leader; co-founder of Northern Lights Teachers Conferences; elected council member of the Findhorn Foundation community; ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network and a representative for the Global Centres Gathering.


Liza Hollingshead

Liza Hollingshead (Director) was previously leader of adult diplomacy tours, youth exchanges and student ecology education field work in Russia. She has experience in workshop facilitation, teaching, personal development, leadership coaching, youth empowerment and non profit organisation management.