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Our greatest
asset is
our team

Our creative dream team is made up of super humans, each bringing a unique set of skills, ideas and expertise to the table.

Dr. Jeremy Mayall

CEO

Our CEO Dr. Jeremy Mayall is an advocate for arts, culture and creativity and the role that they play as an essential part of community wellbeing.

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Adrienne Clothier

Funding and Finance

The go-to for numbers, when Adrienne’s not keeping books she’s helping artists tackle budgets and navigate all things funding.

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Des Ratima

Research, Strategy and Regional Development

With a heart for communities empowering themselves, Des works in all things strategy, research and regional development, and leads our Creative Development Team.

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Alexis Holmes

Operations Manager

A problem solver who keeps the cogs turning in the most efficient and future proof ways, Alexis is the brain behind creating systems, and all the internal workings of the organisation.

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Lauren Mann

Communications and Marketing Manager

Media & marketing maestro, Disco witch Lauren is the touchstone for content, stories, campaigns, brand, digital doings and the comms and marketing team.

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Paula Jacobsen

Communications Assistant

Helping to create and share content and stories across the digital and media stratosphere, Paula’s got comms and marketing down pat.

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Cassandra Quean

Creative Facilitator

Our Creative Facilitator Cass is your go-to guide for all things creative with a whole heart and a love of the arts.

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Claudia Latisnere

Creative Development

Assisting the community in any way she can, Claudia is all about community arts and digging to the heart of creative people and projects.

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Zara Gilbert

Creative Development

Zara throws her infectious energy into developing the creative community. Helping artists connect passion and purpose, to build rewarding and fulfilling lives.

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Aimee Anderson-O’Connor

Creative Development

An enthusiastic and passionate supporter, Aimee is a big believer-inner, ready to walk alongside you, and support your creative work.

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Stephanie Christie

Creative Coach / Creative Development

Our very own Creative Coach. Steffi is someone you can bring your creative troubles to; she’ll help you find a way to move forward.

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Kelly Joseph

Kaiwhakahaere i nga Mahi Toi / Regional Māori Arts Developer

Bringing a deep aroha for storytelling to both her creative practice and the Kaiwhakahaere i nga Mahi Toi role, Kelly Joseph (Ngāti Maniapoto) is humbled to be able to awhi Toi Māori artists.

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Kereama Clarke

Kaiwhakahaere i nga Mahi Toi / Regional Māori Arts Developer

He uri tēnei ō Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Maahanga, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Naho Ngāti Hāina hoki. Nōreira, mauriora ki ā tātou katoa.

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Sasha McLaren

Audience Development Specialist / Creative Development

Passionate about the connections between people, Sasha believes that authentic engagement, coupled with creative expression, is a powerful and beautiful force.

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Leafa Wilson

South Waikato Cultural Activator

A creative force, whipping up art hurricanes in Tīrau, Putāruru, and Tokoroa – Leafa has a zillion ideas about how to fulfil her role as South Waikato Cultural Activator.

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Nick Clothier

Creative Education Specialist

Nick marries together his background in education and the strength-based practice of social work to develop teaching capacities in the arts for kaiako in the Waikato region.

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