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Robyn Stacey

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As a trained teacher I began my working life as one of the four founding teachers at the first Independent Aboriginal Community School in Australia at Strelley. I have worked in a range of Australian Government Departments across the whole Kimberley over the last 35 years and always involved in Indigenous affairs. These departments included education, employment and training, ATSIC and now the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. I have a specific interest in community development and co-design of activities with communities to address the priorities they identify. As a mother of a circus performer I have had a very active interest in circus, theatre and Theatre Kimberley for over 10 years.

Gay Messer

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I have lived in Broome for almost 23 years and have always been an enthusiastic supporter of Theatre Kimberley through attendance at performances, occasional financial support and occasional assistance at events.

I have served as a volunteer on a number of Committees and Corporate Bodies in the past, including lengthy stints as Treasurer of at least 3 Organisations.

For the past 13 years I have worked in the Commonwealth Division of the Arts, currently in the Indigenous Language and Arts section of the Department of Communications and the Arts. My primary role is managing funding contracts and providing resources and assistance to Indigenous Language Centres and Cultural Arts projects.

My three great passions in life are performing arts, travel and the Fremantle Dockers, in any order!

I am pleased to be able to give back to Performing Arts in my local area.

Chris Hill
Sets and Props Manager

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Corinne Berry

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Enya Lippert
Youth Delegate

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George Kingsley

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Gwen Knox
Ex Officio

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John Sawyer

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I have lived in Broome since 2007. I was a Bank Manager of over 30 years’ experience and have recently made a move out of banking and taken up a position as a Business Advisor. Originally from Perth, I spent several years in the Western Australian Wheatbelt, initially taking up a posting to York and then moving to Merredin before the opportunity arose to relocate the family to Broome. I am married with three daughters, one of whom has been a Sandfly from primary school age through to becoming an adult trainer.

I am proud Sandfly parent and strong supporter of Theatre Kimberley, I sought to continue my involvement with TK after my daughter left Broome to study in Perth.

Justine Johnson

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Lesley A. Marsh

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Artist - Costume Designer – Performer - Poet – Writer – Sports person

My name is Lesley A. Marsh and I am a costume designer, performer, visual artist and Jill-of-all-trades. However, over the past few years I have focused on being mentored in the role of writer and director of a community based theatrical production. I am an established Wearable Art designer, performer, actor and artist. I am a 3-time Overall Winner of Broome’s Worn Art Events and have consistently made the finals of the World-renowned NZ WOW Awards. I have previously worked for the Broome Advertiser in Sales and Marketing before being sought to work for Goolarri Media Enterprises as an events coordinator on two of the iconic ‘Stompen Ground Festivals’. I was then enlisted to catalogue exhibits at the Broome Historical Society before finally settling at the Broome Public Library 12 years ago and where I still work. I am a long-term resident of Broome.

Lily Chin
Board Member

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Lisa Russell

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Philip Thompson

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Philip is currently the co-owner of iconic Sydney restaurant the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar and wears the hats of managing director and company secretary. He's also the major shareholder and managing director in Sydney based investment company Quay One Investments. Philip is also an active social media hound for the Oyster Bar, managing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. He dabbles in making short films, mostly sporting, but with a recent more serious film about rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley. He's a cricket tragic, a father of two and a husband of one who's fluent in drinking French.   
Rebecca Laird

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Sophia O'Rourke Co-chair

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Wendy Bartel

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