Staff Spotlight

  • Jenna Bayliss
    Jenna Bayliss

    "Outside of work I am married with two young children which keep me very busy. I love crafting and interior design and spend my nights trawling the web for inspiration for my many home projects must to the annoyance of my husband!! I am also involved with the local charity Pontypridd Contact Centre which provides a valuable service for parents and children. I love to cook and love nothing more than catching up on episodes of bake off. Perhaps you will see me on TV at some point!"

     

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  • Matthew Body
    Matthew Body

    Although I grew up near Portsmouth I have lived in South Wales for many years, following University. I have always practiced in the field of childcare.

    Outside of work, I married and we have two young children, who keep me very busy! I used to play chess competitively, having played for and captained Hampshire and represented England at Under 18. Now I enjoy the occasional game of squash when I have the time and attending fund raising events for local charities.

     

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  • James Drew
    James Drew

    I was born and raised in Treherbert, at the top of the Rhondda. Having lived and studied in Cardiff and London, I eventually found my way back home to God’s country and the green grass of the Rhondda Valley. I have recently purchased my first home in Rhondda and I enjoy socialising in the many pubs the Valleys have to offer. 

    I enjoy nothing more than spending quality time with my friends and family and taking in the incredible scenery that Wales has to offer. I am also a keen traveller, having spent a considerable amount of time in Asia visiting countries such as Thailand, Hong Kong and one of my favourite countries on the planet, Vietnam.

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  • Joel Evans
    Joel Evans

    “I was born and raised in Porth, and after moving to Cardiff during University, I've now returned to Porth where I live with my girlfriend. I’m a keen footballer and play centre midfield on Saturday mornings. As a big Cardiff City fan it was always been my dream to play at Ninian Park and this dream came true when I played there in a cup final as a skinny 17 year old. We won the game 5-0, just a couple of months before the stadium was demolished. I’m also always up for a game of Squash if anyone would like to take me on at Tylorstown Sports Centre.”

     

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  • Sara Edwards
    Sara Edwards

    "I was born and raised in Llwyncelyn, Porth and now live in Porth with my husband. I have 2 grown up children and 2 rescue boxerdogs.  Outside of work I enjoy long walks with my husband and dogs.  I love sports mostly Baseball and American Football but I am also a Cardiff City season ticket holder and love watching them with my husband and friends.  I love rock music, mostly old rock and I am always in concerts or rock festivals, making a fool of myself doing air guitar!  I also enjoying travelling, mostly around the USA where I love to explore, go to sports games and even try and catch a rock concert if I can."

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  • Alex Kilby
    Alex Kilby

    Outside of work music is my passion - just as well really as I am probably the worst person you could find at sport! I've played guitar since I was 11 and also sing (loosely termed) and I am currently learning how to play drums.

    I've played in bands for most of my life and have played all over the UK including the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool and my last band had a little bit of Radio 1 airplay.

    These days I do enjoy the local pub's open mic night doing acoustic cover songs although I do miss the live stage with a full band and will be getting back into it shortly! You can also find my channel on Youtube if you know where to look...

     

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  • Lauren Powell
    Lauren Powell

    Although I now live in Cardiff, I grew up in Merthyr Tydfil and love nothing more than visiting home especially for my mother’s Sunday roasts and to see my dog!

    I enjoy running and plan to complete another half marathon this October. I am also a keen traveller and you will usually catch me thinking about the next place I can visit. I recently came back from New York but Australia is next on my list...

     

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  • Kristy Smith
    Kristy Smith

    "Born and raised in Trealaw and Tonyrefail, I am very proud of my Rhondda roots. I enjoy horse riding, although I don’t go as much as I used to – something I’m sure my horse is grateful for! I love going to the gym, even though my colleagues and friends would comment that I am a little too enthusiastic about 5.30am spin classes! Those, and running around after my 4 year old daughter keep me very busy!"

     

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