Zoe was born in Reading and grew up in Oxford. She studied at the University of Warwick. She has had a lifelong passion for the natural world which began with a ‘Birds of the British Isles’ wall chart aged three, then a collection of bones and fossils aged five, which slowly expanded and diversified into her teens until it became apparent that the living world was best left outdoors. 

As an adult Zoe has taught Bushcraft and outdoor skills to children, young people and families.

Zoe is a published singer-songwriter whose music has been used internationally in TV production. She was a contributing author and visual researcher on ‘Making Pictures: A Century of European Cinematography’ (2003, Abrams), which won a Kraszna-Kraus Special Commendation award.

Zoe’s poetry has been published in ‘Gitanjali and Beyond’ Vol 2 (2018, Edinburgh Napier University, ScoTs). She works in Oxford as an Injury Rehabilitation Therapist and Tai Chi Qigong teacher.

Zoe became the owner of a mule called Falco in 2019 and, with the input of experienced equine owners and trainers, trained with him for two years in preparation for their long-distance ‘Walk for Earth’ in 2022.