I have worked professionally in media, arts and creative industries for more than twenty years. I began my career in television, where I worked in technical and production areas for the ABC. I am also a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), having gained a Certificate in Producing in 1990.
I also worked extensively in theatre, mostly behind the scenes (I soon learned which side of the footlights I belonged on!) I designed lighting, sound and audio visual components of live theatre shows, as well as undertaking stage and production management, marketing and promotions and overall producing roles for numerous productions, in both professional and voluntary capacities.
More recently, I have worked with many of the major arts organizations in Tasmania, including the Salamanca Arts Centre, the historic Theatre Royal and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, in senior management, marketing, promotional and developmental roles.
I spent three years working with Screen Tasmania, one of the newest creative initiatives in Tasmania. There, I worked with many of the State’s most exciting and talented creative people to begin to build the local film and television industry. I hope to continue to work with some of these people in the development of new and exciting film and TV projects.
I worked part-time with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, managing its marketing and major events, including the Huskies’ Picnic and the Tulip Festival before taking on the role of Marketing Manager for the Port Arthur Historic Site, which kept me busy for nearly a decade.
A continuing theme through all of my work has been achieving outstanding results on minimal budgets—always a necessity in the arts and media industries, and especially so in Tasmania.