Meet the team

Here you can meet some of our Folly Farm family and find out some fun facts and what they like best about working at Folly Farm.

From senior finance supervisor to operations assistant – from marketing officer to office administrator. We’ve got the inside story from them all.

Lily Rice, our operations assistant, is not only handy across all areas of the business she’s also pretty handy at wheelchair moto cross! Lily “loves how everyone’s so friendly” and the fact that “each shift is so different!”

You may have spoken to Lee Sefton, our office administrator, he’s the one who answers your enquiries by phone and email and keeps the office running smoothly! Lee thinks the people are the best thing about working at Folly Farm and has “fantastic colleagues who’ve become good friends!”

Nathan Coaker is our retail assistant. When he’s not making sure our gift shop is well stocked, he’s playing the drums in his band “The Rivers”. Nathan says what he likes best about working at Folly Farm is how “well he’s treated by the whole team.”

Amanda Wilkinson is our senior finance supervisor. Amanda loves Christmas so you may have also seen her spreading the festive cheer in our Santa’s Grotto when she’s not crunching numbers! Amanda says working at working at Folly Farm “doesn’t feel like work, it’s fun and like one big family!”

Gareth Morris, our marketing officer, loves working at Folly Farm so much that he often spends his time off here with his grandson! Gareth loves our penguins and is always first to volunteer when we’ve got a story about penguins! Gareth says the best thing about working here is the coffee and the penguins and the “job’s not bad either” (good thing we know about his dry sense of humour!)

Sarah Mattick is our operations/farm assistant. When our management team discovered Sarah’s love of animals a move to help over on the farm was obvious to play to her strengths! Sarah says “the variety and flexibility of the role is great” and that the job “fits around her education”. She also says she’s made “lots of good friends too!”