Meet The Team – Stef Lauer

Meet The Team – Stef Lauer

Our meet the team series – Stef Lauer

My name is Stef Lauer and I’m a freelance trainer and guide based in Edinburgh. I originally hail from Germany but have called Scotland home for the best part of the past 15 years.

My background is in hospitality and tourism with a passionate dose of teaching and training. After many years of running hotels and guesthouses in various countries as well as the complex logistics of an adventure tourism business, I’ve turned freelance in 2015 and now work under the umbrella of Hands On Consulting. I’m delivering customer relationship skills courses as well as Leave No Trace eco-training. I’m also involved in the University of the Highlands & Islands’ School of Adventurer Studies where I’m a freelance tutor and curriculum developer.

In 2015, I trained to become a Trainer with the First Aid Training Co-operative. It was a natural progression as I was interested in first aid skills and keen to teach a broad range of people. It’s a great addition to my portfolio and has provided me with valuable skills and the chance to meet people from all ways of life. Our training is very much hands on and practical – so it’s right up my street! Being a member of the Co-operative is a great opportunity to be a part of a team and exchange up to date knowledge with other trainers.

In my spare time you are most likely to find me with my walking boots out somewhere in the Scottish hills. I love books by Jeanette Winterson, music by Ani DiFranco, paintings by Joan Eardley and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth. I volunteer with the National Trust for Scotland.

Check out my website for all your training requirements.

About The Author

Cory Jones

Cory is a graduate of the prestigious WEMSI school (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician), and a qualified teached with a masters degree in Environmental Management. He has lead expeditions worldwide (currently an International Mountain Leader) and is a director of Outdoor First Aid Limited. Cory Jones has worked in the outdoor industry for over 30 years. He first ran first aid training courses for the Red Cross in 2001. Cory has been a provider for SQA, ITC, REC, Highfield, Open College Network over the years. In 2008 Cory set up First Aid Academy in the Lancashire area and won the ‘New Business of the Year 2008 Award’. By 2010 he was running nearly 250 first aid training courses a year. Today, Cory is a director of Outdoor First Aid Limited as well as being a founder of the First Aid Training Co-operative.