Meet the team Our Staff We currently employ one full-time Development Manager, one full-time Project Officer, one full time Business Support Officer and one part-time Finance Officer whose responsibilities cover projects and core tasks. The rest of our staff are dedicated to, and fully funded by, specific projects. Julie Young. [email protected] ACT Development Manager. Julie is involved in all of ACT’s projects and works with the Board to steer ACT’s core activities. Julie has been involved with ACT since the beginning (September 2013). No two days are the same and she enjoys working with great people on interesting projects to make a difference in Argyll and the Isles. Sam Upson. [email protected] ACT Finance Officer Sam joined our team in February 2019 and is quickly getting stuck in to her new role. Sam has a variety of skills and experience that she is adapting to suit the finance role in ACT. Sam is enjoying working in a small team and having different things to do everyday. Elaine Cameron. [email protected] ACT Project Officer. Elaine assists with project development and core activities. Elaine enjoys finding ways to help bring project ideas to life and being involved with great people and projects. Elaine joined ACT in March 2017 and was previously the project officer for ACT Hubs. Anna Headrige. ACT Marketing Officer. Anna’s role is to provide marketing support to the ACT team and projects. Anna loves working with the ACT team and helping to spread positivity within Argyll and the Isles. Anna joined ACT in 2014. Mark McDougall. [email protected] ACT Argyll Project Coordinator Mark manages the ACT Argyll team and all that goes with it. He likes seeing projects make a positive difference and enjoys the friendly and supportive environment that contributes to his varied working day. Mark’s role began in March 2018. Stuart MacDonald. [email protected] ACT Argyll Team Supervisor. Stuart’s role is to train and mentor the ACT Argyll team. He enjoys helping the team get back in to work and likes the diversity of projects and people that he works with. Stuart started in March 2018 with ACT Argyll and previously worked with ACT Argyll Ltd. Sarah Edwards. [email protected] ACT CANN Site Co-ordinator Sarah manages the CANN project on Islay. She enjoys having a positive impact on the environment by helping to preserve important peatland habitats. There’s also the added bonus of working in a beautiful location! Sarah joined ACT in July 2017. Deb Baker. [email protected] ACT CANN Support Officer Deb’s role is to support the delivery of the CANN project on Islay. Her job is varied which makes it interesting and challenging. Deb joined ACT in July 2017 and likes the holistic, community-focused approach that is at the heart of all ACT’s activities. Sara Maclean. [email protected] Branching Out Argyll co-ordinator Sara manages the Branching Out project in Argyll and provides support to the teams that run the programmes. Sara enjoys meeting and working with brilliant people and making a positive difference to people’s lives in Argyll. Katie Barnwell. [email protected] Business Development Support Officer Katie will assist with business development in ACT. She started in November 2018 on the ScotGrad scheme, supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Katie enjoys using her university knowledge to support the ACT team in developing business opportunities.