Meet the staff who keep your village hall running!
Milton Pearson is the Village Hall Manager and has more than thirty years’ experience of both volunteering and working in the voluntary and community sector. Twenty-four of those years were spent working in Craven in North Yorkshire as the Chief Executive Officer of Craven Community and Voluntary Service (CVS). Milton worked at a county and regional level representing the Craven CVS on a range of issues including, Health, Social Care, the Elderly, Children, the Elderly Mentally ill and Funding.
Over the years, Milton has gained many qualifications including, ILM level 5, SFEDI Level 5 Business support, Certificate in Personal and Professional Skills (LMU), BA Hons in Community Studies and Dip HE – C&G 730 teaching certificate.
Milton is married to Jane and has a son, three daughters, three grandchildren (soon to be four!) and two cats.
In his spare time, he runs a classic MGB GT car, enjoys photography and walking.
Paul our Deputy Manager qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 after originally graduating with a First in History and Politics from Manchester University and after a period in Financial Services. His broad legal experience included general contentious work including Matrimonial, Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, and Landlord and Tenant. Latterly he specialised in Matrimonial Finance work and headed the Matrimonial Department of a leading local firm until 2010. He retired from the legal profession in 2015. Paul has lived in the Wilsden area since 1995.
As the newest member of the team, Kelley joined Wilsden Village Hall in November 2019 as an Administration Assistant.
Originally from Scotland, Kelley has lived in Yorkshire since 2007 and Wilsden since 2015.
Together with her husband Mathew they have two young daughters.
Kelley worked at Yorkshire Bank for 10 years in various roles including, Managing Partners Associate, Business & Private Banking Associate and Business Online Banking Partner. Whilst at YB, Kelley gained a background in corporate event management which she is putting to good use at The Village Hall as her role involves organising fund raising events as well as office administration duties.
Marcus is the Technical Manager who looks after the hall’s maintenance and general upkeep. He is also our in-house photographer with his own emerging internationally published and award winning photography business. Marcus is also a talented guitarist which has led to him establishing his own luthier business for restorations, repairs and crafting bespoke guitars.