Our Team

NICK JOHNSON

Youth Hub Co-ordinator

Ryan Whittaker

Employment Advisor / Youth Worker

Jasmin Thompson

Employment Advisor

The Green Team

JANINE BLYTHE

ChIEF EXECUTIVE

HI! I’m Janine and I’m the Chief executive ast Inspire Youth Zone….

Karen Hunter

Head of Fundraising & Communications

HELLO I AM KAREN.

Email: karen.hunter@inspireyouthzone.org

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.

Email: ryan.powell@inspireyouthzone.org

MELANIE ROTHWELL

HEAD OF HR & CENTRE

HI! I’m Mel and I’m the head of HR and centre at Inspire! 

Leigh asked me to make this bio fun so here goes…

What you’re passionate about? My New Puppy
You’re stuck on a desert island, what 1 food are you taking?  BiscuitsIf you was an animal what would you be? Sloth…. Be nice to take it easyDoes pineapple belong on pizza?  NoWho is your hero? My Daughter, she is fearlessWhat’s your favourite movie? Top GunEmail: melanie.rothwell@inspireyouthzone.org

Michael WIlkinson

Youth Work Manager (Seniors)

HI! I’m Michael and I’m Head of Youth Work for all of our Senior members. 

email: michael.wilkinson@inspireyouthzone.org

DIANE WINNARD

YOUTH WORK MANAGER (JUNIORS)

HIYA! I’m Diane and I’m the Youth Work Manager for Junior members at Inspire Youth Zone. I’ve been working at Inspire since it was a building site! I was previously working over at Wigan Youth Zone before making the transition over to Chorley, bringing lots of great ideas and experience along with me! 

 

My passion lies within the playwork profession, I truly understand the importance and need for young people to have access to opportunities and the freedom to play. My ultimate aim is that all young people accessing the junior sessions, not only have the best time, but also the freedom to explore fun new experiences and freely choose activities that they themselves want to do.

 

There’s not many jobs in this world that allows me to come to work dressed as Cruella Deville one day and then playing hide and the seek the next!

 

email: diane.winnard@inspireyouthzone.org

Leigh Buckingham

digital media officer

Howdy! My name is Leigh and I’m the Digital Media Officer at Inspire Youth Zone. I am amazing and also responsible for this website. 

email: leigh.buckingham@inspireyouthzone.org

Michelle graham

participation & training co-ordinator

HI! I’m Michelle :) 

Email: michelle.graham@inspireyouthzone.org

Ilona ramm

health & wellbeing co-ordinator

Hello, my name is Ilona and I am the Health and Wellbeing co-ordinator at Inspire Youth Zone. It has been a difficult time for lots of young people and adults recently. I feel it is important that we all take some time to reflect on our wellbeing and ask for help whenever we need it.

I am always here for young people and if you have any concerns or want to know anything about our programmes then don’t hesitate to email me.

Email: ilona.ramm@inspireyouthzone.org

Lauren Larcombe

Arts Co-ordinator

Name: Lauren Larcombe
Role: Creative Arts Coordinator What you’re passionate about?  Giving all young people access to creative outletsYou’re stuck on a desert island, what 1 food are you taking? Hot sauce.  Everything is better with hot sauce.If you was an animal what would you be, why? A giraffe, I’d like to be taller than people for once…and having a black tongue just seems cool.Does pineapple belong on pizza?  Duh.  Sweet and Savory are a delightful combination- if you ain’t with it, get with it!
What’s your biggest claim to fame? Being the only American at Inspire How many chickens do you think you can carry? none.  chickens belong on the ground doing their chicken-y things

email: lauren.larcombe@inspireyouthzone.org

BETHANY HENRY

REC CO-ORdinator

Hey, my name is Beth!Whether you need someone to chat to, play a game or you are interested in being the next Mary Berry, come and see me as I’m the Rec and Teaching Kitchen Coordinator! I have recently completed my Masters in Sport Psychology, so my passion lies in getting young people into activities and games to improve mental health and I also love sport, especially playing Rugby and watching American Football!

If I could take 1 food item to a dessert it would be CHEESE, I love it and you can have it in loads of ways! My claim to fame and strangest time is rather embarrassing but I had my 15 seconds of fame on a One Direction fan show like 10 years ago, can’t believe I just shared that haha! If you want me up and dancing, my guilty pleasure is “C’est la vie” and you may witness my attempt at Irish Dancing. If you have any questions for me just ask!

P.s. Pineapple DOES belong on Pizza!!

Email: bethany.henry@inspireyouthzone.org

MORGAN CROOK

Reception & systems specialist

Hi I’m Morgan and this is my human

Email: morgan.crook@inspireyouthzone.org