Meet the Team


Dan Palmer

I started my career by volunteering at my local youth centre in Martock through some strong inspiration from my youth worker. Moving on into paid part time work, through to being a Promise Mentor, Foster Carer and then studying Youth & Community Work, I look back with great memories and appreciation for the County Council Youth Service which formed a massive part of my growth and development. The changes in local authority services back in 2009 supported me moving to set up within the private sector in alternative education. Reach was born and has grown strongly during this time and I am proud to be part of the new family service.

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Zara Coulson
Director &
Project Co-ordinator

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My career path has previously given me the opportunity to work as a volunteer (2 yrs) and within a charity (2 yrs) statutory service (12 yrs) and private company (5 yrs) setting before launching this CiC company as project coordinator.  I am immensely privileged to hold this current position at REACH OUT and very much look forward to creating shared learning experience for Somerset families.
When I am not working, I enjoy playing hockey and emerging myself in my ever growing family of 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 dogs all of which keep me active and alive!


Mark Coulson

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30 years experienced as a Quality Practitioner with a focus in Business Management.


I will be supporting Reach Out with the business function, governance, health & safety, compliance and funding applications.