MEET THE TEAM

Tricia Kempton

Tricia Kempton

Charity Manager

 

What made you join TAG?
I’ve always enjoyed working with parents of children and young people with additional needs and have done so for 20 years. I’m a parent of a young adult on the autism spectrum so I’ve also had personal lived experience. As one of the founding members of the charity, our aim was to offer increased social opportunities for our young people in our local area combined with professional and understanding support for parents – it is a joy to be working with such a talented team who are making it happen.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Putting oil paint onto canvas in an effort to produce something colourful, vaguely recognisable and artistic!

When I need some head space I…
Curl up with a good book, put on some music and hope there’s chocolate.

My super power is…
Making sure our irrepressible black lab Bentley doesn’t star in too many kitchen table or Zoom meetings.

Dawn Kohn

Dawn Kohn

Communication and Parent Workshops

 

What made you join TAG?
I love working in the area where we live and have raised our own family, including a son on the spectrum. It gives me the chance to share personal experience and knowledge gained over the years with other parents and carers and that feels special because I believe we feel stronger together.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
On a long woodland or coastal path walk – that includes a break for a cuppa and a piece of cake!

When I need some head space I…
De-clutter and re-organise a drawer or cupboard and enjoy creating a tiny bit of order and calm when the world feels challenging.

My super power is…
Creating a family meal that will feed committed carnivores, a picky eater and a strict vegan.

Ruth Barlow

Ruth Barlow

Clubs Co-ordinator

 

What made you join TAG?
I’ve seen what a positive effect it has on young people on the spectrum to have opportunities to get together in a caring and supportive environment so  I jumped at the chance to work with some amazing colleagues to create new social opportunities.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Sat on the beach, after having been in for a swim, watching the waves lapping at the shore… ahhh.

When I need some head space I…
I spend some time with my dog, either going for a walk or just enjoying a good back scratch – I meant the dog’s back, but actually that is not a bad idea…

My super power is…
Great courage in the face of an advancing house spider.

Becky Peates

Becky Peates

People, Policies & Fundraising

 

What made you join TAG?
I was invited! I got to work with some people I had enjoyed working with before, and it felt good knowing that I had a set of skills which would help create a charity with an ethos of quality at its core.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Enjoying a sunny day at our beach hut.

When I need some head space I…
Read dreadful, escapist novels (often more than once!)

My super power is…
Being able to find the proverbial needle in a haystack (ie. the things the kids can’t find in the terrible mess that is our house!) 

“Trainers so knowledgeable and friendly – thank you”

“An amazing service”

“Help at last – thank you”