Meet our team – a work in progress

Elizabeth Way  –  Creative Arts Director

 

Christyne Williams  –  Owner/Director, COO, and Director of Children and Family Programs. started the business with Elizabeth in 2016 to provide programs to children and families who are struggling with life, its challenges and who are looking for mindful and sustainable mentally healthy ways to connect with each other and their community. Christyne is married to Tony and is a mum of three grown children, a stepmother  to 1, foster mum. She is a grandmother and is a foster grandparent to many. Christyne and her husband have travelled and lived extensively overseas gaining wonderful insight to other cultures and ways of being. She loves to lose herself in her sewing room, quilt, craft, read and garden. She is active in her church community and outgoing.  She has 30 years of experience in the education sector, runs our AWAKE Kids programs in the community, has a successful playgroup and homeschooling program in her purpose built classroom and nature play space at home. Miss Chris, as her students call her is warm, caring and dedicated to her students and the community of families she has bought together. Christyne is passionate about families and loves working with children of all ages. She has had many diverse and  interesting roles over the past 40 years from radio (on air and talks producer, marketing), sports program development, coordination and disability, Advisory forums, teacher, to name a few.  She has had some major life/health challenges but has meet them with her usual positive approach. Her life motto  –  Give more than you take and do No harm sums up her beautifully.

Jaqui S  – Employment Specialist. Jaqui is a dynamic new mum who has worked extensively in the employment section, takes a real world approach with each client. She is flexible, creative and open minded. Totally unflappable.

Jess C  –  Playgroup Play Leader. Jess is a mum of two gorgeous boys and comes to playgroup with a wealth of daycare and parenting experience. She engages beautifully with children and relates to the mums and care givers.

Oceana L  –  Playgroup Junior Trainee. Oceana is energetic, kind and caring. She loves babies and is happiest with one in her arms. She is softly spoken, thoughtful and reliable. Oceana is home-schooled so independent and a forward thinker.

Tony W  –  The Go to Man. Tony is a man of many talents and has worked with us for 3 years now. He has run our Brixso and business for kids programs. He has been an assest at playgroup, camping adventures with our homeschool group, kayaking and so much more. He’s the man behind Christyne and steps up whenever we need tuff stuff done or a blokes presence and guidance. He is an oil and gas engineer in his daily working life, has travelled extensively overseas, working in remote locations from Alaska to Borneo. Tony loves his family and is crazy about fishing. Tony brings a lot of bush craft and engineer knowledge to our team and is easy going.