Jamie trained as a furniture designer/maker, focussing on ecological design, sourcing and using local timber. He has worked as a community forest manager, overseeing harvesting, forest design planning and sawmill installation. For Cumbria Woodlands, he works with ancient woodland owners (including Plantation on Ancient Woodland Sites), looking at current practice and improvements to enhance ancient woodland resilience. He also supports owners with general woodland advice. Outside of Cumbria Woodlands, Jamie operates a sawmill producing sawn timber and beams and continues to make furniture. He is a skier, traveller and cyclist and has recently planted a small orchard and is looking forward to this coming into fruition.