Helen lives in York. As well as a mum she has led on communications in the NHS for 25 years.

In May 2015 she was part of the female team who were the first women to row across the North Sea to Holland. In December 2015 she rowed across the Atlantic as part of the renowned Talisker Whisky Atlantic
Challenge the world’s toughest rowing race. She is currently the Marketing and Social Media Lead at Yorkshire Rows Adventures and was instrumental in designing the communication plan for the successful Yorkshire Rows campaign and crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 2015/16.

In her spare time she loves learning new skills. After learning to row 5 years ago and then rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, she now has her sights on climbing big mountains