At OneKind we have a small team who make a big impact with the help of lots of fantastic volunteers. Read on to find out more about our fantastic team who work tirelessly to make change happen!
Bob Elliot, Director
Bob started working for OneKind in October 2018 having previously worked in the nature conservation and welfare sector for nearly 25 years. This included posts at The National Trust for Scotland, The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and latterly as the Head of Investigations for the RSPB, managing and overseeing the detection and investigation of serious wildlife crime cases. Bob was delighted to be offered the Director role for OneKind being given the opportunity to lead a respected and evidence led welfare organisation to help make a difference for animals in Scotland, exposing the cruelty and persecution so often encountered in our domestic, farmed and wild animals. When not at work Bob can be found leading nature tours, watching wildlife and sea kayaking.
Eve Massie, Campaigner and Press Officer
Eve Massie is the Campaigner and Press Officer at OneKind. Eve started working for OneKind in July 2019, having previously worked as a Researcher for several animal welfare organisations and as the Social Media Manager for a vegan business. She became involved in animal welfare at the age of 7 and after completing a legal internship with international non-profit, Mercy For Animals, whilst at law school, Eve decided to advocate for animals full-time. Eve was delighted to join the OneKind team to improve the lives of Scotland’s animals and spends her days working on campaigns, securing media coverage and running the social media channels. In her spare time, Eve can be found experimenting with vegan recipes, reading non-fiction and spending time outdoors (and on the sofa) with her rescue greyhound, Bob. Email Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Semple, Fundraiser
Lauren is the Fundraiser at OneKind with 12 years’ experience in the sector. She has worked with OneKind for a number of years in different forms, raising money through their appeals and campaigns as a telephone fundraiser and has volunteered for them before starting this post. Prior to working with OneKind, Lauren was Director of fundraising agency, Karat Marketing, a key figure in raising over £750k for charities across the UK and is delighted to bring her experience and skills to the charity. She is a dedicated fundraiser, passionate about animals and their welfare. She looks after OneKind’s members, supporters and events and is also responsible for ensuring OneKind continues to grow its supporter base to give Scotland’s animals an even louder voice! Outside of work, Lauren can be found climbing munros, watching Spanish films, drawing, travelling or chilling out with her cat. Follow Lauren on twitter @LaurenSemp2311 or email email@example.com
Sarah Mackenzie, Volunteer and Events Officer
Sarah Mackenzie is the Volunteer and Events Officer at OneKind. She previously worked for one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers heading up the North’s charity and marketing events. She also works as a freelance marketing professional and travel writer, covering assignments for some of Scotland’s prestigious attractions and hotels. Sarah started her journey with OneKind by volunteering in our office, helping to build our online shop. Alongside campaigning for animal rights since the age of 9, her love for meeting new people and engaging with the public soon saw her heading out to volunteer at the OneKind face-to-face events. She officially joined the OneKind team in July 2018, excited to recognise and grow OneKind’s volunteer base in order to help end animal cruelty in her home country, Scotland. Outside of the office, Sarah can be found working on her own vegan travel website. Her love of animals and environmental welfare means that she regularly documents projects and interest stories covering these topics across the globe. Follow Sarah on twitter @Myveggietravels or email firstname.lastname@example.org