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Semblers Assemble!
Meet our awesome team…

Nick

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Nick Gardner

Nick loves nothing more than bringing people together to achieve marvellous things. Having dabbled with a few career paths, Nick found his niche working with local communities on issues that mattered to them. His favourite colour is red, and he likes growing stuff and eating pizza.

Dominika

HEAD OF CAMPAIGNS

Dominika Jarosz

Dominika is passionate about growing movements that create real change and reconnect people with nature to make life better for people and planet. She loves can usually be found either cooking up a feast, outdoors in nature or with her head in a book, sometimes all at once.

Andrew

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Andrew Birley

Andrew loves working with start-ups and small businesses, helping them to get even better at what they do, and how they do it. In his spare time, Andrew is learning bee-keeping and focusing very hard on not being stung.

Melanie

LEAD STORYTELLER

Melanie Vella

Melanie is dedicated to connecting her passion for social good projects, marketing and creative content to tell stories with impact. She is fuelled by her love of running, yoga, anything that involves water and the outdoors.

Hugo

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Hugo Pengelley

Hugo works on a range of Semble projects, with a particular focus on our community funding campaigns. When not at work he is happiest up a mountain, on a rock face or in/on/under the sea.

Nadine

PROJECT MANAGER

Nadine Aljandali

Nadine loves to bond community causes and creative thinking together and loves to connect with people to build authentic relationships across the projects she manages. A communications champ, her way with words will get you on-board and up-to-date with Semble’s latest campaigns, funds and events.

James B

PROJECT MANAGER

James Baker

James B manages a variety of our client campaigns, but with a particular focus on employee volunteering. He began as an intern and has developed into his current role across 4 years with the company. In his spare time James is an aspiring cook and avidly supports Arsenal Football Club.

Boryana

COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER

Boryana Smilenova

Boryana is involved in assisting, engaging and growing the Semble community as well as providing support to our funding and volunteering campaigns. Boryana is passionate about mental health and enjoys sustaining her well-being through baking, gardening, travelling and spending time outdoors.

Ed

DIGITAL

Ed Dowding

Ed helps us use tech in clever ways, so we get the most impact out of plans.

James D

HEAD OF PRODUCT

James Dowdell

James D heads up our product team, overseeing the development of our core platform and the digital products we design for our campaigns.  James is into his cycling, loves surfing and general outdoor adventuring in his recently converted campervan.

Chloe

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Chloe Lyons

Chloe works to ensure Semble comms are inspiring and impactful. She’s dedicated to nourishing, strengthening and growing our community through awesome communications. Inspiring and empowering others is what lights her up. When not at work Chloe is happiest in the sea, in a forest, on a yoga mat or lying in the sun.

Mark

CO-FOUNDER

Mark Shearer

Mark is a co-founder of Semble, and works with Nick on strategy and with developing larger corporate campaigns.  He has a deep-seated passion for protecting nature, having grown up watching David Attenborough documentaries from under the kitchen table. In his spare time, you’ll find Mark enjoying the great outdoors, or swinging (and missing) a tennis racquet or golf club.

Martin

LEAD DEVELOPER

Martin Warne

Martin helps keep the Semble website and the other sites we manage across our campaigns working smoothly and looking swish. He recently completed his masters in forestry. When not at work he’s out exploring in nature or looking for smart ways to use code to help protect it.

Josie

COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER

Josie Howard

Josie supports the campaigns and community teams. Before coming to Semble she worked in sex and relationship education and advocacy, teaching in schools, training facilitators, and running campaigns. Her life goals include visiting every continent, having a vegetable garden and finding the perfect Pad Thai.

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