The Team

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Joe Churchman – Founder: Screen shot 2013-11-27 at 22.00.15As the Founder of EcoTales and Writer and Co-Director of Gloop, Joe works across both our media and education departments to shape and develop our projects. She has endless creative drive and her infectious passion affects everyone who speaks to her. Joe began her career many years ago as a sound designer for broadcast documentary and animation series, such as the BBC’s Bafta award winning Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! She has since run her own business and put on many of her own interactive multi media exhibitions in London.

Gaby Bastyra – Director: Screen shot 2013-11-27 at 22.08.40Gaby is Co Director and Producer of Gloop. She has worked in television production for over 10 years on an array of science and natural history documentaries for BBC, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery and Channel 5. Most recently, she has produced two 1 hour wildlife documentaries for the BBC Natural World strand, My Life As Turkey and The Unnatural History of London and is currently producing a 5 part landmark series, Age of Man, to be broadcast on Nat Geo and PBS for Passion Pictures. She has also dabbled in producing awards ceremonies having produced the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony held at the Natural History Museum and the awardsceremony for our very own EcoTales under 18 film challenge where she was honoured to co-host with Sir David Attenborough.

Miriam Muscroft – Social Media Manager:

Miriam MuscroftMiriam worked for Green Corridor, an environmental charity based in Heathrow and working in some of the most deprived boroughs of London.  The charity focused on educational projects aimed at engaging and empowering young people to make local environmental change happen in their own urban areas. Miriam writes all our posts, tweets and blogs, keeping the world up to date with our news and events. She actively seeks out new ways to link us up to new partners constantly extending our global network and helping to spread our message.





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