Michelle Parry

Founder, Event Producer & Community builder,The Rewilding

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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About me

Nature is my happy place and I’m on a mission to bridge the gap between city and country I’ve hosted and facilitated events all over the world, bringing people together, designing immersive experiences and creating beautiful spaces where people can connect with themselves, each other and nature. I’m fascinated with human rewi​lding and being part of a community and bringing people together is where I thrive. Having travelled the world, I’ve returned home to the countryside to take on the challenge of leveraging my global experience to connect people and deliver meaningful experiences in nature. Over the past decade, I’m proud to have led Remote Year programs of up to 50 digital nomads across 16 cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, supported the recruitment of over 40,000 volunteers and been part of a 2012 Olympic legacy project bringing unique experiences to over 30,000 young people across the UK. The-Rewilding was established in early 2020 to host partner retreats, events and consciously created spaces for connection. We proudly support local community, provide education about sustainable farm diversification and champion the British farmer. I’m at the beginning of this adventure but I’m very excited to see where it takes me.

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  • Event Management
  • Community Management
  • Experience Design
  • Volunteer Management
  • Project Management
  • Operations
  • Travel Coordination
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Communications Strategy

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Cancer Research UK

    Cancer Research UK

    • Charity
  • British Heart Foundation

    British Heart Foundation

    • Charity
  • R

    Remote Year

    Work history


    Senior Program Leader

    Remote Year

    May 2017 - Dec 2018
    • Remote, United States
    • Full Time
    • Coordinated the operations, experience, community and travel of 2 groups of up to 50 digital nomads across 16 cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Event manager and facilitator for an average of 20+ events each month; inclusive of professional and personal development, social impact and cultural immersion. Implemented and established on-going social responsibility projects to streamline processes and impact results in-line with organisational goals and values.


    Volunteer Resourcing Advisor

    Cancer Research UK

    Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Project delivery and full volunteer recruitment and stewardship journey for 2000+ volunteers in a fundraising event that raised over £500,000 Collaborated with 8 internal teams to implement a volunteer stewardship strategy including leading a forum for 47 area managers across the UK to align volunteer coordination at over 400 annual events.


    Project Coordinator

    British Heart Foundation

    Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Coordination and delivery of a national bucket collection in over 600 Tesco stores nationwide achieving a fundraising total of £200,000, the first major activity of a three-year strategic partnership between Tesco and Diabetes UK Implemented a volunteer recruitment, stewardship process and database attracting in excess of 3000 volunteers in three months Delivered a marketing and communications plan that received regional press coverage across the four nations.



    BA (Hons) Marketing Management

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Sep 2006
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • First Class Honors