Meet The Team – Arun & Rother Rivers Trust

Meet The Team

Aimee Felus
Trust Manager

Aimee has worked with water for 18 years, specialising in water quality issues, nature-based solutions and community engagement. Rivers captivate Aimee, for their vital place in the natural world, for their role in our culture and all that they offer to us. Aimee’s top river moments include hauling 3500 tyres from the Lea with amazing Thames21 volunteers, watching the sand martin’s aerial dance from a canoe on the Wye and seeing a river weave its magic into her son as he was charmed for hours on a paddleboard. Aimee feels very privileged to be able to work for her local rivers through ARRT.

Tracy Thurlow
Business and Finance Manager

Sarah Hughes
Senior Project Officer

Sarah has worked within the wildlife/biodiversity sector since 2004, monitoring, surveying and habitat enhancement/connectivity for protected species/habitats, specialising in nature-based solutions. She enjoys working with the local community enthusing them on the importance of biodiversity and how we all can make a positive contribution to our environment. Sarah has a passion for rivers and the wealth of wildlife that it supports, especially along the River Ems and Aldingbourne Rife.  She also has a love of woodlands and trees.

Keir Smith
Volunteer and Catchment Coordinator

Keir is passionate about protecting our rivers and their biodiversity. He enjoys working with our volunteers to make a difference throughout the catchment and has a wealth of experience combining education with conservation and the environment. Keir particularly enjoys spotting wildlife along the Arun and Rother within the beautiful South Downs National Park.

Kirsten Mills
Soil and Water Officer

Brought up in the Norfolk Broads, Kirsten has been around rivers most of her childhood. Following her passion for the natural world she studied environmental science in Bangor, North Wales and in Wageningen, The Netherlands. As ARRT’s Soil and Water Officer she is keen to put into practice what she has learnt. Kirsten is looking forward to working with volunteers and stakeholders, and to help bring positive change to the local area.