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TEAM

Meet a few people who make the team special


Dave Griffiths

Director

Dave Griffiths has been working outdoors for over 10 years and been a very keen outdoor enthusiast for 20 years. He holds many instructional qualifications in skiing, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering, caving, first aid trainer and assessor, archery, sailing and mountain biking. Dave has been the company director since 1999 building a wide customer base around the UK and abroad working in Norway, Canada, Spain, Cyprus, Majorca, The Alps and The Pyrenees. Dave has been an outdoor advisor for several Local Authorities within the Tees valley area and has vast experience of the requirements for schools and youth organisations. Being an active member of a local Mountain Rescue Team you could fairly say that Dave's life is all about the outdoors. Primarily Dave specialises in Primary Outdoor Education, staff training and development.

What is your favourite outdoor activity? My favourite activity is equally skiing and mountain biking
Favourite thing to cook on an open fire? Good fresh food that challenges both taste buds and your ability to adapt to primitive methods
If you could go on any historical adventure/expedition, what would it be? I would love to do a traditional exploration involving all the historical modes of travel. Foot, horse, boat then climb. I once had an opportunity to go on a Greenland expedition in this format but unfortunately there was no way at the time i could get the time off work
Favourite place to watch sunset? Ben vorlich in scotland
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? 100% a soldier
And finally, your favourite moment at Zenith so far? My favourite moment is watching people experience new things in the outdoors. We have so much bad news in the public domain for most of our life's but there is no better feeling than being part of something potentially life changing in someone at the start of the life journey

dave@zenithleisure.co.uk

Graham Johnson

Graham is the Company Manager at Zenith, having joined the company in February 2015. His background is in Outdoor Education and Management - after a couple of years of consultancy, he's LOVING being back in the best classroom of them all. Graham has more interests than time- especially with a young daughter - but has been fortunate enough to travel to some amazing places like Australia and Thailand and take part in some great experiences. Graham wants to help the people that Zenith work with to have their own "wow" moments - and to be as inspired by the great outdoors as he is. What's your favourite outdoor activity? Sailing. Or climbing. Both! Favourite thing to cook on an open fire? Just about anything - but salmon is really good...halloumi cheese, also.. Mmm, Halloumi.  If you could go on any historical adventure/expedition, what would it be? I'd have loved sailing in the original tall ships - discovering new lands. I spend a lot of time in Whitby, so maybe sailing with Captain Cook... Favourite place to watch sunset? From the deck of a boat. Preferably in the Ionian Sea. When that's not possible, from the top of a crag. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Indianna Jones... Still do. And finally, your favourite moment at Zenith so far? So many! But getting someone down the gorge walk that was really scared about taking part is definitely up there


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