Our Team at Woody's Lodge
The Dream Team
Graham Jones – CEO

Originally from North Wales, I was born and brought up in a small village called Coedpoeth, just outside Wrexham.

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Sian Woodland – Deputy CEO

As Co-Founder & Deputy CEO of Woody’s Lodge, I could’ve never dreamed of the life I live today, where tragedy transformed into triumph.

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Judy Thomas – Support Officer (South Wales)

I left school in 1963, which is when I began working for the Ministry of Defence in London.

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Keith Taylor – Activities Officer (South Wales)

I was born and raised in Ashington, which is in Northumberland, England.

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Kimberley Edmunds-Jones – Veteran and Volunteer Liaison

I joined the Wrens in 1987 as an Air Engineering Mechanic, mostly working on Seakings as well as Sea Harrier radars in workshops.

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Mark Hodgkinson – Operation Manager (South Wales)

Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, I spent my childhood living in Brown Edge.

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Timothy Jones – Operations Manager (North Wales)

After leaving the Army many moons ago, I now live close to Holywell, North Wales.

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Steve Owen – Project Manager

I was born and raised in Cardigan, West Wales. After completing my schooling, I joined the First Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 2006.

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Richard Rose – Caretaker, Groundsman (West Wales)

Born 1965 in Hampshire but predominantly brought up in the Midlands, Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield.

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Alexandra Woodward – Assistant Support Officer (North Wales)

Originally, I was born in Chester and moved to North Wales in my teens.

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Michael Leather – Activities Officer (West Wales)

As the Activities Officer I am looking at a wide spectrum of activities that veterans can get involved in and the list is borne out of your suggestions. If it is possible, we’ll have a go. 

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Tim Cahill – Assistant Support Officer

When the opportunity to work at Woody’s in the third sector to support Veterans and blue light services came up, I jumped at the chance to be involved in such an interesting and rewarding field.

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Kevin Lambert - Energy Advisor

I began my Role with Woody’s Lodge as an Energy advisor on the 1st March 2022 and am very much looking forward to working for such a well regarded organisation & team.

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James Jones – Support Officer, South Wales

I started my military career straight from school at 16. First joining the Royal Air Force Regiment, deploying on my first tour of Iraq in 2003, and again in 2006. Then seeing my first tour of Afghanistan in 2007.

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Mark Szabo - Energy Assessor

Mark Szabo, born & bred in North Wales, originally from Cefn Mawr a village in between Llangollen [birthplace] & Wrexham now living near Cricieth.

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Karen Thomas - West Wales Welfare Officer

Having followed Woody’s Lodge on social media for many years, Karen became inspired by the support we offer and here she is today, a part of our magnificent team!

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Wendy Scott - Fundraising Manager

Bringing my management and fundraising skills to the table for Woody’s Lodge is a dream job for me. Seeing the genuine, life-changing results for Veterans by this charity was a great motivation.

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