Meet our team

Tiffany Strode – Youth Work Project Manager

Tiffany’s background was in teaching where she taught for ten years in local primary schools as well as becoming head of music at the local secondary school. She met Nik in 1995 at university in Hull and they moved to North Bransholme after graduating and have lived there ever since.

When not working Tiff likes to spend time with her family exploring the countryside, visiting the coast and eating out. As a family we have moved to Wawne since 2019 to care for Tiffany’s aging father.


Mobile: 07908 414 278

Nicholas Strode – Youth Work Practice Manager 

Nik was previously a youth worker working for 9 years at Bodmin Road Church on Bransholme. Nik started working for Bridges Hull in 2008.

He has many years experience of engaging with local young people. They relate well to his easy going manner and relaxed tone.

When he’s not at work Nik likes to snap up bargains from the local charity shop! He also enjoys playing football, golf and snooker.

Mobile 07943 711 655

Stacey Ridpath – Youth Worker

Stacey started volunteering for Bridges Hull in 2008. During this time she started a level 2 apprenticeship in youth work and completed her placement with Bridges Hull. In 2013 she gained her degree  in Youth Work at Sunderland University.  On returning from University she came back to work for Bridges Hull.

She is our lead worker in terms of our one-to-one work which seeks to engage our young people who need that little extra level of support. She thoroughly enjoys working with the local young people and feels very privileged to be working at Bridges Hull.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and her primary school aged son.

Tel: 01482 820454

Ryan McCulloch – Youth Support Worker

Ryan started volunteering for Bridges Hull in May 2017 having completed some work experience with us earlier in February. He really connects with the young people who look up to him because of his passion for music and his ability to teach them with his guitar. He is also great a looking after most of our technical issues and understand the young peoples love of online gaming. We then went onto offer Ryan paid employment in recognition of his natural skills and ability to learn quickly about how best to support the young people we support.

Tel: 01482 820454

Trevor Timmings  – Youth Support Worker

Trevor started working for us as a Youth Support Worker in September 2022 having heard about us from one of our young people. He is a local dad who lives on the estate and he brings boundless energy and enthusiasm to the role. He is fantastic at running mini sporting activities for our young people and is also our star chef, creating a range of healthy eating opportunities each week which our young people love. When he is not working he is kept busy with his young family and also loves to relax by getting involved with spending time paint balling on a regular basis.

We are also supported by other volunteers from the local community.

Christine Burton – Administrator 

Christine has recently joined us as our new administrator (January 2023) and is quickly gaining an understanding of our many systems and working procedures.  She is a great asset to the team due to her previous experience and compassionate nature.

Rob Bailey – Trustee

Rob’s principal job is running Swallow Hill Homes which he set up 10 years ago, he is also joint owner and director of Aberdare School Developments. As a developer of existing buildings, principally in Nottinghamshire, Rob is commercially astute and brings experience from the private sector into Bridges Hull. As a qualified chartered accountant Rob also does the accounts.

Whilst not working Rob is busy since becoming a dad for the first time in January 2018.


Tel:l 01157 142 424

Andrew Dorton – Trustee

Andrew has extensive experience of working in the voluntary sector. He knows how systems work, so his knowledge is vital to the running of the charity. He has recently been elected to serve as city councillor.

Andrew had a boyhood dream of running a scrap yard and, if the collection of Alfa Romeos sitting outside the front of his house is anything to go by, he is well on the way to achieving it!


Tel: 01482 820454

Paul Martindale – Trustee

Paul is a drugs and alcohol counsellor. He brings experience of more than 15 years of time in the sector. In his spare time Paul enjoys cycling and running as well as heading up Hulls weekly Junior Park run.


Tel: 01482 820454

Registered Charity Number: 1123951 / Company Incorporation Number: 6467743