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Naomi Cudmore

Naomi Cudmore

Editor and designer for the magazine, Naomi has lived in and around Exmoor since 1979. She spent most of her childhood in Nettlecombe parish, went to school at Minehead Middle and the West Somerset Community College and studied English Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She worked in publishing for ten years after graduating in 1996, then took a break when she left her role as Commissioning Editor in 2004 to sail around the world, during which she was an on-board writer and the racing team's 'media person' for ten months. Afterwards she set up on her own (she runs www.lighthousecommunications.co.uk), before taking on the editorship of Exmoor Magazine in 2008 and buying the business with colleagues in 2010. She lives near Washford with her partner Pete and an extremely lazy 'editor's cat', Turtle, who makes guest appearances on our Facebook page from time to time. She spends most of her spare time gig rowing at Appledore.

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Michelle Werrett

Michelle Werrett

Michelle Werrett is a farm consultant specialising in the integration of wildlife conservation with commercial livestock production. She advises on design and management of ponds, hedges and woodland and on pasture management for farm livestock or horses. She helps with grant applications and all farm paperwork. Michelle has lived in the Exmoor area all her life and is often seen out on the moor riding side-saddle.

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Jane Mares

Jane Mares

Jane Anita Mares was born in a North Devon farmhouse tucked into a steep valley-bottom between woods and water. She now lives in a Somerset cottage on the fringe of Exmoor. She works as a gardener and has written articles on organic gardening and poetry for various magazines, including The Countryman and the Exmoor Review. She says: “Writing is a form of repayment for the luck of living in the West Country, where nightingales may still be heard if you know where to listen and bee orchids may be seen, and no doubt piskies, if you know where to look.”

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Mel Roach

Mel Roach

Mel Roach is a Devon-born gardener and artist who has lived on and been a regular visitor to Exmoor for the last 20 years. She has been writing ‘mainly for pleasure’ all her life and is passionate about the flora, fauna, folk and fables of the West Country. She now lives in a wooded Devon river valley amongst many dogs and chickens.

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Nick Hart

Nick Hart

Nick Hart has been organising fly fishing courses since leaving college, providing tuition and guiding to hundreds of guests each year. Although fully qualified Nick firmly believes that his passion for the sport is far more important. After all, fishing should be fun! If you would like to join one of Nick's courses check out the fly fishing tuition page and read more about Nick here – link is http://www.nickhartflyfishing.com/who-is-nick-hart/.

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