Stu Meese is the founder and managing director of Black Dog Adventures. Stu is a Leading Practioner with the Institute for Outdoor Learning (LPIOL) and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and has worked in Outdoor Education for over 20 years leading watersports, multi-activity, woodland and environmental centres.
He has a vast range of watersports, land-based and mountain sports qualifications and currently sits as the Chair of the Midlands region of the Institute of Outdoor Learning.
Stu has led many expeditions both in the UK and abroad and has delivered training courses and workshops at regional and national conferences and is part of the European Outdoor Education Network.
His real passion is working with people - outdoors. He has developed programmes for many different groups of people including corporate, adult groups, pupil referral units and those with challenging behaviours, mental health issues, addiction, and mainstream educated students of all ages.
As a huge supporter of using the outdoors to maintain, promote and regain mental health, Stu is a supporter of the Mountains for the Mind Campaign.