Our Team

Newbold House is run by a residential community of 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.

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.

Rowan Thorn

Sustainable Funding & Resources Officer

Rowan is a King’s College art graduate and writer. Her previous work includes editing and political research for the Institute of Art & Ideas, and as an archivist on Chancery Lane. She is registered MENSA. Since moving into the third-sector, Rowan has helped pioneer new eco-communities in the UK. She is conceptually aligned with NEF.

Martin Allen

Outreach and Education Manager

Originally from The Lake District, England. Martin studied engineering at university before working in industry for 13 years. A profound wanderlust led me him to travel, teaching in Thailand for 3 years and a 6 year period of horticulture and farming around Europe. He loves to laugh.

Marie Kerguelen

Bookings Manager 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.


Christopher Raymont

Manager & Finance Director

Christopher has devoted the last 40 years practicing and teaching about natural food production and care for the Earth. He has lived in intentional communities for the last 25 years believing that community is one key to grounding the ecological values that are vital to the future of the human species and our fellow beings on the planet.





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.

Fabien Barouch

Fabien has a degree in Education, is an ex Ekopia Board member and was Listener Convener for the New Findhorn Association for 6 years. He had many years experience of facilitating workshops both locally and internationally.


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.