Our Squad

Mike

Founder & CEO

Mike was an Army Officer for 8 years, where he saw the impact that positive leadership and mentoring had on the lives of young men. He served two tours of Afghanistan and took part in dozens of exercises around the UK and abroad. Mike has a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Nottingham and an MRES in Strategy & Security from Exeter University. 

​Inspired to found the project after volunteering in Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Mike was convinced of the need to combine team sport, mentorship and role modelling for young men. As the project's CEO and Founder Mike has seen the project grow from a pilot project in HMP Wandsworth, to delivering ongoing projects in Prisons and Young Offenders Institutes and the community.

Krissy

Chief of Staff

Krissy, joins 3Pillars from a background in public relations and politics. She leads development of strategy, communications and partnerships at 3Pillars, bringing experience of work with NGOs, policy and delivering trauma therapy and mental health programmes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. 

Hannah 

Development Lead

Dr Hannah Baumer has a PhD in Forensic Psychology from Royal Holloway University. A member of the Research and Evidence Group for the Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime, Hannah's research interests include theories of motivation, masculinity, and the use of sport in prisons and community settings to promote behavioural change. 

 

Hannah currently leads two research projects: with young people in the community and with young offenders. As 3Pillars Development Lead she supports the development of programmes to give young people the support and motivation they need to lead positive lives.

Leah

Business Development Associate

Leah joins us for 6 months, on secondment from her 2nd year on the Civil Service Fast Stream, where she has worked in senior ministerial visits and events around welfare and employment. She has a BSc Hons degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol.

Leah’s passion for supporting young people into employment, background in psychology and domestic policy knowledge make her a great fit for 3 Pillars.

Adam

Programme Developer

Adam is currently on a sabbatical from the Army and a keen supporter of 3Pillars. Having recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the United Nations he is interested in the development of leadership, resilience and well-being training for civilian employees in all walks of life. 

Steve

Multi-Sports Coach 

An experienced boxing coach and former semi pro footballer. Steve first participated in the 3Pillars Rugby Academy in HMP Wandsworth in 2016. As a course graduate, he then volunteered as an Assistant Coach in Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute, alongside the 3Pillars delivery team. Working with Young Offenders in prison and forming positive mentoring relationships has been Steve's most rewarding work with 3Pillars to date. 

A former professional boxer, National Amateur Champion and Level 3 Personal Trainer, Steve joins 3Pillars as a Coach. He is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider and Choice Theory Mentor. Steve believes in Mike and his dream, and the sense of team that 3Pillars brings. 

Niall

Rugby Coach 

Niall, a strength and conditioning coach for the Royal Ballet and London Broncos, is a certified RFU Level 2 Rugby Coach and a (CSCS and ASCC) strength and conditioning coach. He is a rugby coach for King’s College and Middlesex and plays for Wimbledon Rugby Club (National 2 South).
Niall works on our course at HMP Wormwood Scrubs and enjoys using his coaching skills to engage and inspire prisoners.

Will

Rugby Coach & PTI

A former Sergeant Major and Royal Army Physical Training Instructor, Will is an expert fitness instructor and currently studying for a degree in sports science, Will enjoys charity fundraising events, from sponsored fire engine pulls to assault course challenges and is a volunteer youth mentor in South East London.

Mike

Founder & CEO

Mike was an Army Officer for 8 years, where he saw the impact that positive leadership and mentoring had on the lives of young men. He served two tours of Afghanistan and took part in dozens of exercises around the UK and abroad. Mike has a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Nottingham and an MRES in Strategy & Security from Exeter University. 

​Inspired to found the project after volunteering in Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Mike was convinced of the need to combine team sport, mentorship and role modelling for young men. As the project's CEO and Founder Mike has seen the project grow from a pilot project in HMP Wandsworth, to delivering ongoing projects in Prisons and Young Offenders Institutes and the community.

Krissy

Chief of Staff

Krissy joins 3Pillars from a background in public relations and politics. She leads development of strategy, communications and partnerships at 3Pillars, bringing experience of work with NGOs, policy and delivering trauma therapy and mental health programmes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. 

Leah 

Business Development Associate

Leah joins us for 6 months, on secondment from her 2nd year on the Civil Service Fast Stream, where she has worked in senior ministerial visits and events around welfare and employment. She has a BSc Hons degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol. Leah’s passion for supporting young people into employment, background in psychology and domestic policy knowledge make her a great fit for 3 Pillars.

Hannah 

Development Lead

Dr Hannah Baumer has a PhD in Forensic Psychology from Royal Holloway University. A member of the Research and Evidence Group for the Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime, Hannah's research interests include theories of motivation, masculinity, and the use of sport in prisons and community settings to promote behavioural change. 

 

Hannah currently leads two research projects: with young people in the community and with young offenders. As 3Pillars Development Lead she supports the development of programmes to give young people the support and motivation they need to lead positive lives.

Adam

Programme Developer

Adam is currently on a sabbatical from the Army and a keen supporter of 3Pillars. Having recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the United Nations he is interested in the development of leadership, resilience and well-being training for civilian employees in all walks of life. 

Steve

Multi-Sports Coach 

An experienced boxing coach and former semi pro footballer. Steve first participated in the 3Pillars Rugby Academy in HMP Wandsworth in 2016. As a course graduate, he then volunteered as an Assistant Coach in Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute, alongside the 3Pillars delivery team. Working with Young Offenders in prison and forming positive mentoring relationships has been Steve's most rewarding work with 3Pillars to date. 

A former professional boxer, National Amateur Champion and Level 3 Personal Trainer, Steve joins 3Pillars as a Coach. He is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider and Choice Theory Mentor. Steve believes in Mike and his dream, and the sense of team that 3Pillars brings. 

Niall

Rugby Coach 

Niall, a strength and conditioning coach for the Royal Ballet and London Broncos, is a certified RFU Level 2 Rugby Coach and a (CSCS and ASCC) strength and conditioning coach. He is a rugby coach for King’s College and Middlesex and plays for Wimbledon Rugby Club (National 2 South).
Niall works on our course at HMP Wormwood Scrubs and enjoys using his coaching skills to engage and inspire prisoners.

Will

Rugby Coach & PTI

A former Sergeant Major and Royal Army Physical Training Instructor, Will is an expert fitness instructor and currently studying for a degree in sports science, Will enjoys charity fundraising events, from sponsored fire engine pulls to assault course challenges and is a volunteer youth mentor in South East London.

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