At the start of 2012 we went in search of a member to feature in our new ad campaign. Curious as to what the job would entail Helen replied to a message from us and we were immediately smitten.

Out of the all the fantastic members that showed interest we loved Helen’s profile and felt that she had something extra special. After a friendly phone chat we decided that we had to meet her. Bound for the Hebrides of Scotland, our intrepid team braved the Scottish waters with our final destination the Isle of Tiree, Helen’s home.

So why do we love Helen? Well aside from living in one of the sunniest spots in the UK, with unspoilt beaches and turquoise waters (yes, really), Helen is an entrepreneur with her own kite surf company which she set up at the tender age of 24. Board sports are Helen’s passion and she’s happiest when riding a wave or descending a slope, whether it’s in the Alps or the wind swept waters of Cape Town, and with the experience that she’s gained over the years she now teaches people to kite surf in groups and one-to-one.

When she’s not tutoring Helen also helps out on a government scheme, talking to kids about the benefits of healthy living, which she really enjoys. And also on her list of expertise are pottery, learning to fly and guitar playing! But it’s Helen’s sunny outlook on life and her go-getting attitude that we really loved and we’re sure you’ll love her too!