Rae Helm

Rae has been working in marketing for eight years at a local secondary school and she’s now relishing the swap from textbooks to adventure books. She describes her childhood as 'being brought up on Stanage' and is trying to do the same for her own young daughters.

Helen Parry

Helen joined Vertebrate in 2019 as our Guidebooks Editor. She has brought with her fifteen-plus years of publishing experience to the outdoor market. A Sheffield native and a keen walker and runner, at weekends you’ll usually find her out and about enjoying the green spaces in Sheffield and the Peak District with her family. 

Emma Lockley

Emma joined the team in April 2019 as a Production Editor. Originally from Staffordshire, she worked in ELT (English Language Teaching) publishing in Oxford for nearly eight years before being lured up north by the delights of Vertebrate. She loves editing and walking – although not necessarily at the same time – and is powered by tea.

Rosie Edwards

Having worked for the publishing arm of a leading miniature wargame company for over a decade, Rosie jumped at the chance to be a senior graphic designer at Vertebrate where she could combine books with her love of all things outdoor adventure. At weekends she is either to be found mountain biking in the Peak District with her husband or on hiking adventures with her trusty canine sidekick, Bella. (Really just happy doing anything outdoors that doesn’t involve housework, shopping or other boring grown up stuff!)