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Meet the Team

Nick Dickson – Scheme Manager

Nick has a background in landscape management and a great interest in all things ‘heritage’ from natural history to archaeology and landscape history. He has spent a number of years managing Suffolk County Council’s portfolio of Countryside sites, and has most recently managed the Brecks’ Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme, before helping to develop the BFER bid, and taking on the Scheme Manager role. Nick’s role is to manage the delivery team, oversee the 24+ projects being undertaken by our varied partners, ensure our 3rd party grants are well spent, and support legacy development for the Partnership. Hobbies (currently) include green woodworking, gardening, sea fishing, beekeeping, walking, and cycling.

Nicole Hudson - Volunteer & Engagement Officer

Nicole has recently joined the team as the Volunteer and Engagement Officer. She will be co-ordinating volunteers and engagement activities across the BFER Landscape Partnership Scheme’s projects. With a background in art and heritage, Nicole has previously worked in public engagement for museums and archives and is looking forward to applying her experiences to projects with an environmental and wellbeing focus. Nicole enjoys arts and craft, attempting to grow vegetables in her garden, and exploring the countryside on foot or in her canoe.

Tracy Harrison - Partnership Project Officer

Tracy has a background in education, working with a wide range of delivery partners, diverse audiences in and with education settings over the past 30 years. She has worked in several local authorities in Kent, South East London and Norfolk, in schools, colleges, and in early years settings

She moved from Kent to live in The Brecks in the Summer of 2021 and is enjoying all that the slower life has to offer including working three days a week for BFER. Passionate about making a positive difference to heritage, and for communities in the Brecks to celebrate its diverse landscape and history, she is able to apply her experience and support the team in the delivery of the projects to leave a legacy for the partnership.

Alexandra Baltrusch – Partnership Project Officer

Alexandra was the second person to join the team. She had previously completed a local government Graduate Scheme and has a background working in various local authorities across Suffolk. Alexandra has an MSc in Environmental History, which focuses on the relationship between humans and nature, including landscape. She enjoys spending time in the forest and the outdoors with her dog and family.