Meet The Team
Hope Valley Online was started in 2010 by Esther Mukabi. Esther has lived in Hathersage since 2006 with her husband George and their two children. Like all busy mums, she struggled to find activities and events to keep her very active boys entertained. There was so much going on in the Hope Valley but information about all the events and clubs was spread out, requiring her to do lots of research. It was then that Esther came up with the idea of putting all the information she had found into one place; an online resource for the people of Hope Valley.
Esther began to develop Hope Valley Online and before she knew it, the site had expanded far beyond those initial forays into activities for the children!
Hope Valley Online is now a community site where local people can all share their invaluable knowledge of Hope Valley and have just as much input to the site as Esther herself. She wants to create a site that proudly shouts out the glories of this area and which brings the community together with shared knowledge and local news.
Esther says that her love of Hope Valley has stemmed from the community who are so welcoming and friendly. She loves the rural way of life away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the way that the people all look out for one another. Most of the photographs you see on the site have been taken by Esther as she tries to capture the spirit of Hope Valley.
Abi Holmes is the sister of Esther and now helps with site promotion, SEO and all the technical wizardry!
Lisa Valentine is a freelance copywriter who has helped to bring all the ideas together in a structured format.
If you have any feedback about the site or want to share your own ideas, then please do feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!