Kylie Thurley, Digital Officer

Kylie manages all of Brooke’s social media content.

Kylie with a foal in Kenya

Photo by David Saunders - © Brooke/ David Saunders

1. What time does your alarm go off and how do you start your day?

I’m normally an early bird but have been rather slack of late, but… my day starts most importantly with good coffee and maybe a training session at the gym!

2. What are you responsible for in your role at the Brooke?

I manage all of Brooke’s social media!

"I was really keen to work in the charity sector, particularly in animal welfare, as it’s something I really care about."

3. How did you get your job?

I was really keen to work in the charity sector, particularly in animal welfare, as it’s something I really care about. I was on the lookout and found the role of Supporter Administration Assistant on the charity job website, I applied straight away. I’ve now been part of the Communications Team for nearly two years and it’s so nice to say that I genuinely love it!

4. What is your typical day?

Monitoring the comments we receive on our social platforms, creating and scheduling all the content and sometimes a bit of design work and film editing which is great fun.

5. What’s your most memorable work moment?

Seeing Brooke’s programmatic work first hand and filming behind the scenes with one of our high profile supporters. I’ve been really inspired by some of the women I met in East and West Africa; how welcoming they made us feel and more importantly how well they were caring for their donkeys.

6. What is the worst part of your job?

The negativity that you can sometimes come across on social media.

7. What is the best part of your job?

Thinking of new and exciting ways to deliver content and stories to our followers through video and imagery.

8. What would be your Plan B?

I previously worked with horses, running an equestrian centre and always had a keen interest in the veterinary side of things, so I would be an equine vet if I could!

9. What do you do after work?

Chilling, reading or gymming!

10. What makes you #ProudToBeBrooke?

Our advocacy work. Working donkeys, horses and mules are so often overlooked in animal welfare policies; we work hard to change that!