My work as a producer and project manager has been driven by a love for grassroots community cultural activity, both in Australia and also in Norway. Previously coordinating the RAV membership program, I worked alongside local government to mentor community cultural leaders and produce Professional Development programs for non-profit committees, supporting them to do their best work. I hold prior experience in Arts & Culture and Festivals & Events roles in local government, including a position on the City of Kingston Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee. I have also worked with White Night Melbourne, at Norway’s largest music festival HOVE, the United Nations Environment Program, Hermannsburg Potters, and independently managing an exhibition program for emerging artists. I'm here because I believe that art empowers people and communities.