"(Connection) is all about reaching out and connecting with people and place... and building community... trying to find the things that make people happy.."
HISTORY: The 'heart' of Stompin from 2000-2014.
In 1999 I volunteered down at the docks in this big old warehouse... I was a technical crew assistant and helped make this amazing Stompin film… In 2000 I started work as Administrator... then I became General Manager...and then Executive Producer… moving from Administrator to General Manager was a big shift, because it was a real acknowledgement of the fact that my role had evolved and I was playing a part in managing the company.
MEMORIES FROM STOMPIN:
So many, so many… it was the best experience… working with such incredible professional artists and arts workers… collaborating with the dancers… and the volunteers and the community… Stompin was just the best environment to grow...
LESSONS FROM STOMPIN:
If you want to do something just make it happen…integrity and sticking to your core values and beliefs, because then you look after yourself and your community that you’re working with.
IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR PAST-SELF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Not to be so self- critical, not to be so hard on myself.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR FUTURE?
I have a lot of freedom... it's really exciting... and with all the things I have done in my life... for the first time I am realising how amazing all of that has been and where it could lead...I don't know... but I have a feeling it's going to be great!