Meet the Dolphin Training Team
Maggie McCarthy - Dolphin Training Manager
Maggie joined Dolphin at their Worcester offices in September 2010, after having spent twenty years living in New Zealand. Having taught English & Media for ten years, Maggie is very aware of the issues facing dyslexic learners and their educators.
It was Maggie's interest in dyslexia which led her to become involved in pastoral care, "And you can’t work in pastoral care for nine years and fail to make the link between classroom behaviour and learning needs!" Maggie is a self-confessed zealot of the Accessible Resources Pilot Project and says you only have to look at the project outcomes to know that "every school should provide accessible resources!"
Maggie loves to read, travel, garden and plan adventures with her family. She can't wait to go up in one of the colourful hot-air balloons she so often sees on the Worcester horizon at sunrise.
Neill McBride - SuperNova and Guide Trainer
Neill joined Dolphin in 1995. Having previously worked in both Product and Dealer support, Neill now looks after documentation and translations of our software, and also trains clients on Dolphin SuperNova. Neill has been using SuperNova ever since it was first released, giving him a wealth of user experience and product knowledge to share with his delegates. He really enjoys the opportunity training gives him to hear about other people's experiences and views of the products. Neill is also an avid Liverpool FC supporter!
Spencer Ellis - Mapping and Scripting
Spencer has been with Dolphin since 2003 when he began writing map files and scripts for SuperNova. Alongside this work he now provides a consultancy service for clients and trains others how to script and map Dolphin software.
Spencer has trained people all over the world within a number of large organisations including Emirates and the RNIB. Spencer particularly enjoys training as it's a great chance to meet a variety of new people, hear their questions, and find out what they are interested in trying to accomplish with a script.... not to mention the travel!
In his spare time Spencer enjoys playing with his daughter Bethan (who demands most of his time), but also finds time for a bit of cycling, photography, and Fifa 2010!