All M&NT staff are based at the Historic Dockyard Museum, although our work can take us out to Camp and in some cases, much further afield. The team is currently made up of six full-time employees, although it must be said that we could not manage without our part-time staff and our summer helpers.
Andrea has been with the Museum & National Trust since June 2012 and took over as Museum Director in December 2016 - a role that she has found challenging, but exciting.
Andrea is a 7th generation Islander on her mother's side. Her family can be traced back to the arrival of Governor Richard Clement Moody when he, along with a detachment of Royal Sappers and Miners arrived at Port Louis on 15th January 1842. Private James Biggs and wife Margaret decided to settle in the Islands. James and Margaret have hundreds of descendants worldwide.
Andrea lives at Mullet Creek with her husband Martyn, who she met when he was on tour on HMS Dumbarton Castle in 2004. Andrea has two children, Ollie and Amber.
Teena joined the Museum in June 2017 as the new Records & Research Assistant after several years working in the Fishing Industry.
She spent her early childhood years at Speedwell Island and Fox Bay West before moving to Weddell Island in 1967 – and will jump at any opportunity to spend time in Camp, especially West Falkland.
Teena’s great-grandparents came to the Islands in the 1880’s where they initially lived at Port Stephens before moving to and becoming owners of New Island. It was during that time the Norwegians established a whaling station on the Island from 1908-1916. Remains of that industry can be seen at the site to this day.
Teena lives in Stanley with her husband Kevin who she met when he was part of the Task Force in 1982 (attached to 2 Para). They have two grown up daughters: Terrianne, Assistant Director of Civil Aviation and Krysteen recently graduated from the University of Law in Birmingham
Teena certainly is not bored in her role within the museum because there is so much to do and learn! She hopes that she won’t get so distracted by the historical information and artefacts available that she neglects her duties….
Sandra started her time with the FIMNT in 2016 working as and when required during the tourist season. After covering the ‘Records and Research’ post for four months she realised that the FIMNT is where she wanted to be. Sandra is our ‘Outreach Assistant’ - a newly created post that will bring about awareness, interest and participation in Museum & National Trust activities but her primary role is to re-establish the Museum’s youth group, Past Finders.
Sandra spent her childhood at Salvador, Douglas Station, San Carlos before finally settling in Stanley with her parents and younger sister Naomi. Sandra still has a very keen interest in camp life.
Sandra’s favourite subject at school was Art and she hopes that her creative side will come in handy in all aspects of her work. Her first job was working at Clayton’s Bakery where she learnt skills that she continues to pass down to her children. Sandra has also worked at Falkland Farmers, Cable & Wireless and the Chamber of Commerce as well as other temporary positions. Her main role, however, has been bring up her three daughters, Shannon, Kimberley and Abigayle. Sandra is married to FIGAS pilot, Andrew Alazia.
Tasmin joined the Museum in 2013, working during her holidays when home from studying overseas. She has now decided to join the museum full-time as the Promotions and Exhibition Officer.
Tasmin grew up in the islands and is a 6th generation islander. As a child, Tasmin spent nearly all her holidays out at camp, mostly at Goose Green and still takes any opportunity to go out to camp.
In 2012, at 16 Tasmin attended Chichester College in England to complete A-Levels in English Language, Literature and History. She then came back to the islands for a gap year and worked with the museum when they made their move from Britannia House to the Dockyard in 2014.
In 2015, Tasmin went back to England to attended Bath Spa University and gained a degree in English Literature and Educational Studies Degree, graduating in June 2018. After spending a bit of time deciding if she wanted to carry on her studies or stay in the islands, she chose to stay with the museum.
Tasmin is looking forward to facing all the challenges this new position has to offer and is particularly excited to help with the opening of the Lookout Gallery and Exhibition Hall.
Tara joined the Museum after successfully applying for a Business and Administration Apprenticeship. During the last year she has taken on the role of Operations Assistant and is enjoying the new challenges this job brings.
Before working at the Museum Tara had previously worked for British Antarctic Survey based in the Falkland Islands, along with many year working in the childcare industry.
Tara has lived in the Islands her whole life apart from 2 years when she studied at Chichester College.
Outside of work she spends most of her time looking after her son Harry.
Emma has been with the FIMNT since August of 2020. Emma is a seventh generation islander on her fathers side and can be traced back to the arrival of Jacob Napoleon Goss on the brig Alarm which arrived at Port Louis on the 16th April 1842. Jacob was a stone mason apprentice and in his life time constructed the Mullet Creek stone corral and Marmont Row.
Emma grew up in the islands and was always fascinated with her heritage which led her to join the FIMNT team for work experience in 2013. She moved to Chichester, England in 2015 to study and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism at the college. Her fascination of heritage continued and she took a leap of faith to continue her further education at Bournemouth University to study a BA (Hons) in Archaeology. Emma returned to the islands sooner than expected due to COVID-19 and completed her final year studies remotely and graduated with a First Class Honours in July 2020.
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