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New feature! - Introducing Dana & Etta

21st of November, 2019

Welcome to our new feature section! 

This week we will be introducing two new staff members in our Engagement Department, Dana Williams and Etta Trumper, let's get to know them!

Dana Williams

Position 

Sustainable Tourism Officer

Background 

I live in Penmaenmawr and attended Ysgol Tryfan before moving on to Bangor University to study Environmental Science. I've previously worked for Snowdonia National Park Authority at the Pen y Pass car park and as a part time seasonal warden as well as being employed for the National Trust as a Visitor Experience Officer at Ogwen. 

What makes Snowdonia so special to live and work?

I have a keen interest in outdoor activities and Snowdonia provides world class experiences in these fields, I also enjoy walking and learning more about wildlife especially arctic alpine plants we have here as well as taking in the spectacular views of course!

What made you apply for the position? 

After finishing my degree it was a natural progression to apply for the position with the SNPA. I've always had a keen interest in Snowdonia's special qualities and this is a great opportunity to assist the Authority in making sure everyone who visits gets the chance to experience the same opportunities as I have.

What do you hope to achieve in the role?

I'm interested in political topics such as global warming and climate change and I would like to see SNPA being at the forefront as a pro-active example of a National Park combating these issues. I'm also keen to assist tackling the capacity issues here so that everyone has the opportunity to visit and enjoy all that Snowdonia has to offer.

Etta Trumper

Position 

Volunteer and Well-being Officer

Background 

I live in Porthmadog and attended Ysgol Eifionydd before moving on to Coleg Meirion Dwyfor in Pwllheli and progressed to study Sociology and Criminology at Chester University. I've also worked for the SNPA for three previous summers at the Information Centre at Beddgelert. 

What makes Snowdonia so special to live and work? 

During my time in Beddgelert I used to love meeting visitors and providing them with information about the local footpaths the attractions and all that Snowdonia has to offer, it's such an unique place. I've also learnt a lot from past experiences about how spending time in National Parks improves health and well-being so it's great to be able to pursue a career here.

What made you apply for the position? 

I've previously spent a lot of time volunteering and on a placement at Northumberland National Park where I learnt how much those types of work develops your people skills, it's not only beneficial for your CV but also for your physical and mental well-being. It also appealed to me to be able to combine an office position with meeting people and local community groups.

What do you hope to achieve in the role?

I hope to develop a lot of programmes such as health walks for people who want to control weight as well as walks for people who may be feeling a bit lonely and would like to be part of a group. I would also like to explore the idea of social prescribing for people with mental or physical issues. I feel the importance of carrying on with the good work of the Authority whilst engaging with local communities to provide as much opportunities as possible for people to spend time in Snowdonia.

Dana Williams & Etta Trumper (© APCE / SNPA)

Dana Williams & Etta Trumper (© APCE / SNPA)