Our People

People are central to Movement Evolution Scotland, whether it be the children and young people we coach, our fantastic and enthusiastic team of coaches; our ambitious and entrepreneurial leadership team; or our generous volunteers.

 

All of our team work with the best interests of the children and young people in the community with the aim of helping them to be fit for their future whatever that may be.  Our coaching team are all PVG checked and first aid trained.

The Leadership Team

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Louise Hastie
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Co-founder & Director 

Louise is probably the Director that comes up with the biggest BHAG's (Big Hairy Audacious Goals).  She has been sports mad her whole life and graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Degree in Sports and Leisure Management and from Nottingham Trent University with a Master's Degree in Sports Law.  In addition, she has various sports coaching and personal training qualifications.  Louise is an experienced sports development professional as well as having experience in sports facility management.  

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Katy Holt
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Co-founder & Director

Katy is positive and enthusiastic and is up for most of the crazy ideas Louise comes up with and comes up with her own as well.  Katy has always had a love of sport from the traditional sports of Athletics and Volleyball to the Freespirit sports of Skiing and Kayaking.  Katy is a highly experienced personal trainer, a qualified ski instructor and Mum to 14 year old, Amelie.  With Katy it is always worth remembering not to get on the wrong side of her as she has a mean front kick from a history of MMA training!  

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Finance Director 

Interested In volunteering your time to support an ambitious and vibrant Social Enterprise then please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out how to get involved.

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Interested In volunteering your time to support an ambitious and vibrant Social Enterprise then please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out how to get involved.

The Coaching Team

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Louise Hastie
Katy Holt

Lead Coach

Coach Louise has been coaching youth sport for all of her adult life.  While she started coaching Athletics when she was 16 her main sport has been Alpine Skiing, coaching from grass roots level up to National Youth Teams.  Her coaching journey has led her to now being a qualified WFPF certified Parkour coach and SSS Rollerski coach as well.  In addition Coach Louise is a qualified Personal Trainer with an interest and specialism in youth strength and conditioning.

Lead Coach

Coach Katy has 20 years of experience working in the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer.  Working with a broad range of clients from general population adults, to those recovering from injury, to young people and school teams preparing for competition. In more recent years her coaching journey has led her to becoming a qualified Ski instructor and WFPF certified Parkour coach.

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Kieran Troup

Parkour Coach

Coach Kieran was the first of our Young Leaders supported by the Movement Evolution Academy Young Leaders Programme. Kieran is a WFPF certified Parkour and Freerunning Instructor,  He is also a Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance Level 2 Instructor, Level 1 Park Instructor and Level 1 Adaptive Instructor.  A former member of the British U18 Alpine Ski Team Kieran can often be found walking on his hands, or flipping off something.

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Kyle Wilkinson

Parkour Coach 

Coach Kyle has a wealth of Parkour experience for someone of his age.  A Parkour UK accredited coach Kyle is also an excellent Long Jumper indeed in August 2021 he came second in the Scottish U20s championships.

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Zoe Lewis

Athletic Skills Coach

Coach Zoe has been a sports coach all of her adult life, Predominantly coaching Freestyle Skiing but also a range of other sports and activities.  Coach Zoe has a Degree in Sports Coaching from Loughborough University and a MSc in Performance Coaching from the University of Stirling.   She is a lecturer in Sport at North East Scotland College and when not coaching or lecturing she enjoys backcountry skiing, hill walking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and crafting.

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Mikey Hazzard

Skateboard Coach

Coach Mikey has been skateboarding since he was ten years old and is a Skateboard GB accredited Skateboard Coach.  He is also a qualified Snowboard Coach.  When Coach Mikey isn't skateboarding or snowboarding he likes cooking.

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Kiera Macdonald

Assistant Coach

Coach Kiera is currently studying Sports Science at Robert Gordon's University.  When she's not studying Coach Kiera enjoys skiing, staying active and trying new things.

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Teigan Wilson

Assistant Coach

Coach Teigan is currently studying Sports Science at Robert Gordon's University.  When she's not studying Coach Teigan enjoys playing football and volleyball.

Volunteers

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Euan Hastie

Construction Engineer and Chief Handyman 

Euan has been invaluable to Movement Evolution Scotland.  Leading the way in the construction of The Tough Monkees Obstacles and being hands on help to the leadership team in their quest to achieve their vision for Movement Evolution Scotland.