OUR TEAM

Where the Passion Begins

MICHAEL COLLINS

Managing Director and owner @ Waves of Connection

Mike has ten years experience working in the well being sector in secondary schools.  Mike has a keen interest in positive psychology and counselling,  His passion for helping people is as strong as his passion for the Ocean.  Mike is determined to provide an accessible well being service for the South Wales community.

HUGH MURRAY

Owner @ Porthcawl Surf School and Director @ Waves of Connection

We're delighted to have Hugh on board as an advisor and director.  Hugh's experience in the surf and lifesaving sector is invaluable.  An approachable gentleman, with respect at the heart of all he does.

GEMMA PULLEN

Director @ Waves of Connection

Gemma has a passion for the outdoors and for people.  Always willing to help and recognising the benefits of being outdoors, Gemma has been with us from the start. Gemma has been focused on providing valuable financial advice as well as bringing a strong passion and desire for the business to succeed in the local community.

JENNA COLLINS

Secretary @ Waves of Connection

Jenna has supported our mission from the get go.  Working as a primary school teacher in the local community and with a background in Sport, Health and Exercise, Jenna is a firm believer in the benefits that the outdoor environment can provide for our well-being.  Enjoying long walks with our dog across mountain and coastal landscapes, or relaxing on the beach taking photos while waiting for her husband to get out of the surf, Jenna loves experiencing the peace and tranquility that being by the ocean provides.

TOM WHITTLE

Advisor and Practitioner @ Waves of Connection

Tom's interest in mental health and well-being began during his time at university studying psychology. Tom has 4 years experience as a mental health nurse working with adults and young people. He is currently training in cognitive behavioural therapy which has sparked his interest to develop his skills in psychotherapy. Since starting surfing 12 years ago, Tom has experienced the physical and emotional benefits in his personal life and is keen to enable others to explore their own journey to well-being through surfing and theory based workshops.  We're delighted to welcome Tom to the Waves of Connection team.

 

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