Team

Our volunteer team is excited to be working towards St Kilda’s 2017 TEDx event. We come from a variety of backgrounds and share many different skills and interests. However, we are united in our desire to bring an engaging and passionate event to life. Without the combined efforts of everyone on the team, TEDxStKilda would not be possible, so a sincere thank-you to everyone who has contributed so far, and we look forward to a successful TEDxStKilda event in 2017.

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HELEN PUNTON

Curator

I'm passionate about living sustainably, social entrepreneurs, art/design/music, travel, learning and the sharing of knowledge.

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TREVOR ALMEIDA

Producer

Trevor Almeida is a Digital Producer at Geonewmedia who aims is to bring EXPERTS to AUDIENCES through online video.

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SOOLIN ONG-TAN

Curator

With a background in law, theatre and film production, Soolin brings energy and passion to her role - combined with a love of learning and new ideas.

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Alex McLean

Communications Manager

I am a Melbourne Uni graduate with a keen interest in communications, writing and marketing. I'm very excited to be a part of TEDxStKilda. A long-time fan of TED talks, my favourites tend to focus on technological innovation and social change.

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ANDREW RAWSON - AJ

Social Media and Lighting

A professional lighting technician with a passion for activism and the community. Managing the social media for TEDxStKilda, his role includes posting videos, tweeting, and sitting around on Facebook waiting for that next ‘like’…

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ARUN MUNOZ

Event Photography

I come from a dance and design background and I have a passion for understanding the spectrum of human condition, something that has been the underpinning fabric of my artistic practice.

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JOHN ENGLEZOS

Performance Consultant

John is a freelance photographer, a spoken word poet and Melbourne's current 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. He has mentored and run workshops for creative people in the fields of live performance and the visual arts; and is currently writing his first book.

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Deborah Punton

Volunteer

I work with Landscape and Permaculture Design, Eco-Art Therapy and Applied Eco-psychology to create a sustainable future through healing, education, art and natural designs.

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Zac Gillam

Speaker Coach

I am a freelance screenwriter and filmmaker with an extensive background in law, policy and communications. I am a strong, dedicated and authentic creative thinker.

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Kate Follington

Speaker Coach

Kate Follington was a story producer for ABC radio and CBC radio for eight years. During that time she worked with hundreds of guests and presenters to craft powerful storytelling. More recently she has worked with cultural institutions in Canada and Australia. She is currently managing the communications and online engagement team at Public Record Office Victoria.

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Kristin Mark

Multimedia Support

Kristin is an insatiably curious User Experience (UX) Designer from NYC, who loves listening to stories and eating copious amounts of sushi.

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Dr Stefan Fothe

Speaker Coach

Stefan is passionate about learning. As a Learning and Development specialist he shapes and designs learning experiences in corporate environments. He makes specialist expertise accessible to others.
Stefan holds a PhD in Business Education and is proud to be a St Kilda local.

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Emma Forsyth

Project manager

Both personally and professionally I have a passion for people; I love hearing their stories and travelling to learn more about different cultures. In my professional life I am fortunate enough to work across Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Brazil providing support in organisational design, talent management and leadership coaching.

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Soumya Rao Indurti

Digital Strategist

Soumya is passionate about people and community. Most of her days are spent creating digital strategies for businesses as the Founder of Connect Labs - an inbound marketing agency based in St Kilda.

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Sumit Garg

Project Manager

An innovator possessing strong experiences in commercial, finance, project management and energy infrastructure. Also has MBA and CA qualifications.

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Megan Inglese

Event producer

This role has enabled me to bring to the table my passion for performing arts, experience as an educator and study of arts management. I enjoy being a part of projects that facilitate rich, meaningful and accessible arts experiences for communities.

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Brad Every

Audio Engineer

Brad Every is the director of Audio Chemistry based in St Kilda. He has worked on many films that have been shown at Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Philip K. Dick Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. Brad rejoins us this year at TEDxStKilda 2016.