Our Team

In 2008 a small team joined together to take the magazine forward and keep Exmoor’s local publication local. We hope that you will pick up a copy from one of our many stockists or subscribe and, by enjoying an excellent read, help to support the magazine’s future!

Naomi, Elaine, Heather & Margaret

Board of Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd:

Director Elaine Pearce

Elaine PearceWriter, equine instructor in the UK and abroad, equine welfare adviser for Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Resident in Exmoor for over 20 years.

MD, Editor and Designer Naomi Cudmore

Naomi has lived in and around Exmoor since 1979, grew up in Nettlecombe parish and attended Minehead Middle and the West Somerset before studying English at LMH, Oxford. She then worked in publishing for ten years before going to sea for a year as part of an ocean racing team and set up her own communications business in 2007. She took up the editor’s reins from Hilary in 2008 and bought Hoar Oak Publishing with friends in 2010. She lives in West Somerset with her chief assistant, Hurley the lurcher.

Director – Heather Holt

Writer, interfaith minister, therapist and musician (formerly of Exmoor Border Morris Dancers for five years and now in French band and North Devon Folk Orchestra).

Administrator  – Margaret Robinson

Sadly missed, Consultant Editor Hilary Binding

Hilary BindingHilary sadly passed away in December 2014 and is hugely missed.  She was longtime editor of the magazine and formerly Editor of the Exmoor Review, an education consultant, author, historian and lay reader. A resident of Exmoor for 45 years, Hilary was Naomi’s history teacher at Minehead Middle School and thus began an extremely long friendship.

Associate Editor John Dunscombe

John DunscombeJohn lives in Dulverton. He has recently retired from Exmoor National Park Authority where he worked for 30 years in a variety of corporate roles. His interests include Exmoor (of course!), cycling, walking and reading.

Colour Management and Associate Designer Colin Matthews

Colin MatthewsColin has almost 20 years’ experience in design and photo manipulation. He loves nothing more than being on Exmoor of a weekend with his camera and dog Bella.

Assistant Editor Katy Charge

Katy ChargeWith over two decades of editorial experience, Katy worked over a number of years for an Exmoor-based publishing company, editing numerous local history books and gaining a broad knowledge and love of the area.

Webmaster Mike Bishop

Mike BishopAfter working for 8 years on Exmoor with the Active Exmoor project, Mike now manages a number of local websites part time whilst his day job keeps him busy as the Data & Business Analyst for holidaycottages.co.uk based in North Devon.

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