David Knobel

  Secretary David has a long association with the Old Ambulance Station and the SCAIP Inc. Board, having served in the roles of President, Vice-President and Treasurer. He has a background in community and cultural development and has worked across Queensland in Indigenous health promotion projects. David has also worked for a local government developing cultural heritage management and public art policy. After a four year hiatus from the management of the Old Ambo to focus on finishing his law degree David is excited to return to such a dynamic management committee. David will take on the role of Secretary to provide strategic support to the Board using his analytical and technical skills and focus on regulatory compliance to ensure the Old Ambulance Station thrives over the next twelve months.   BA USC, BSc USC, LLB (Grad Entry) (Hons) USC, GDLP CoL Links...

Ian McKenzie

Marketing A career marketing and communications professional, Ian assists with all brand and marketing matters at the Old Ambo. This includes managing this website and the Old Ambo’s social media channels; and the timely and engaging promotion of all key events, exhibitions and performances. Ian’s enthusiasm for assisting organisations grow is matched by keen interests in Steiner education and the arts. Ian possesses disciplined experience in research, brand development and positioning; program development and stakeholder management; and brand advertising and communications for all the above, below and online mediums. He has worked on multinational, and national brands; with government agencies, and with small and medium businesses. BBus Marketing and Management, Curtin University Links LinkedIn Contact Email: ian@gapmarketing.net.au...

Robyn Cook

Volunteer Coordinator The Old Ambo is significantly dependent on a small but commited volunteer workforce. Robyn is a practised leader of volunteers. A resident of the Sunshine Coast hinterland since 2000, Robyn worked with several hundred schools and community groups during her time as Queensland Project and Training Officer for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Bringing those years of experience to her new business, The Kitchen Garden Teacher, Robyn works with schools to build financial and volunteer resilience to build sustainability in their kitchen garden programs. Aside from a strong interest in good food education, Robyn loves listening and sharing stories and produces a weekly video podcast, Stories from the Red Couch which enables local small business owners the opportunity to share their stories. In Robyn’s own words, “We are (generally) drawn to and drenched in celebrity and catastrophe but we are so much more, Stories from the Red Couch is a platform for our local stories to be heard, shared and connect to others.” “If the richness of life’s experiences could earn a qualification denoted as a group of letters then I’d probably have quite a few after my name. My back story is best told over a fine meal and a glass of lime and soda and if you join us at an Old Ambo Long Table Dinners you can ask me about it.” “If you can’t join us for dinner but would like to find out more;” Links http://www.thekitchengardenteacher.com.au/ http://www.facebook.com/StoriesFromTheRedCouch/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/robyn-cook-29842232/ Email...

Robbie Murray

Black Box Theatre Coordinator The role of Black Box Theatre Coordinator gives Robbie the opportunity to work with other likeminded locals who like to put their extra energy into action. She appreciates being involved in the local community where she lives, works and socialises. Putting her qualifications - Diploma of Community Service, Cert 1V in Creating links, Level 1 Partnership Brokering and Cert 111 in Business - into practice is a bonus and that she finds very rewarding. Robbie believes the Old Ambo board is both well qualified and particularly creative which makes it open to testing new grounds of...

Cath MacAdam

PROMOTIONS Ever wish you could use the skills you already have to do something you are passionate about, something that will create positive change? As the owner of Bigger Vision I get to do this every day when I help micro businesses and non-profits to create and action affordable, effective marketing campaigns. There’s not one word that really describes what I do, though ‘facilitator’ comes to mind. In French (my first language) ‘facile’ means easy, and that’s really what I do for people or groups looking to grow their reach: I use my skills to make it easier for you. I hail from sunny Brussels, Belgium. After uni I flew myself to Tokyo, where I proceeded to teach English and French for eight years. And I also collected an Aussie husband. I traveled far and wide before settling in Australia, lucky me! Then I worked nine years with Hyatt Hotels, completed a Business degree while working and raising a child, and spent too long employed in small businesses, until it hit me: it was up to me to create the job I always wanted! Fast forward to today, Sunshine Coast, Australia. I have created the job I always wanted, no matter what day of the week it is, it’s always a great day! I’m half way through a Master’s in Adult Education, but that’s on the back-burner for now, too much happening in my business. I run workshops about social media and marketing and it’s a great way to get to know like-minded locals who are ready to grow their business too. In my ‘spare’ time I do pro-bono marketing for non-profit groups. I love...

Peter Townson

11 PM PRODUCTION STUDIOS Peter is the owner and production manager of Eleven PM Production Studios, located in the Old Ambulance Station.  He is a long time supporter of the Old Ambulance Station, volunteering countless hours of his professional time. Classically trained from age six on piano, violin and vocals, Peter comes from a 3rd generation Sunshine Coast family. His diverse involvement in the local music scene started with 12 years of participation in Sunshine Coast Music Eisteddfods, Sunshine Coast youth orchestras and the Nambour Uniting church gospel choir. At age 14 his mother bought him a Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album; he bought an electric guitar, formed a punk band and as the story goes, the rest is history. Peter has been performing in South East Queensland for close on 20 years as a soloist singer/songwriter, band-member and session musician and has a number of original album collaborations under his belt. His experience as a musician and arts worker has seen him employed as a producer, project manager and musical director on many local album and arts projects initiatives. Peter is also co-Owner at The Bison Bar....