Following years of working as a Biology teacher, he changed career and followed his passion for nature and wildlife conservation. Starting with volunteering with various wildlife organisations he moved on to working as a countryside contractor involved in habitat management projects, drystone walling and footpath maintenance.
His interest in rivers and its wildlife started at a young age, growing up fishing along the River Alun in Mold. I and he enjoys various aspects of wildlife including birdwatching, fishing, studying moths and plants. Gareth lives right beside the river Llynor in Llandrillo with his wife and two daughters.
Gareth has a wealth of experience in hands on experience and will be working to identify and restore areas of river habitat across the Dee to help wildlife and local people.