Teri Waller

SEV GEN Teri is the founder and director of the SevGen Indigenous Corporation.  SevGen is short for SEVEN GENERATIONS. The enterprise is based on Indigenous ecological thinking  that expects every human deliberation to consider the impacts of their actions for seven generations into the future whilst drawing on the wisdoms of seven generations in the past. Thinking about how our actions will impact on the lives of our grand-children’s, grand-children’s grand-children and imagining how they will be referring to us as their ancestors is an awesome thought....

Ludmila Doneman

  Long Table Dinner Coordinator Ludmila’s role on the Ambo Board includes responsibility for the monthly AMBO Long Table Dinners and occassional help with AMBO events, proofreading, and facebook photo-posting. She is Co-Director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship, a training company focused on the development of ethical small businesses which has been influential in the current thinking and planning at the Ambo. With a background in community cultural development, the arts and social-cultural development, Ludmila is especially passionate about working with young people, women, migrants, refugees, the elderly and people with disabilities, heightening and focusing on their assets and contributions to the community. Ludmila’s online course, Build Your Resilience, is at http://edgeware.com.au/workshopscourses/online/build-your-resilience    ...

Susana Waldron

Treasurer As treasurer, Susana ensures that all matters financial for the Old Ambo are compliant for all the board’s reporting requirements. She has introduced a number of processes to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of reporting and her eye for detail is matched by her eye for opportunity. Susana’s extensive experience in big and small business finance, administration and training, mixed with her passion for education, personal development and the arts, encouraged her and husband John to expand Blue Sky View to offer a range of services for the creative and innovative industries. In 2013 they launched a new product the Makeway Lab, a fablab for hospitals. Links www.blueskyview.com.au www.makewaylab.com.au  ...

John Waldron

Gallery Curator From exhibitions, workshops, residencies and events John pitches in to keep the Old Ambo galleries active and interesting. He is also working to build the profile and ability of the Old Ambo as a makerspace that embraces ‘making’ across the the various artforms and through digital technologies. Drawing on 25+ years experience as an artist, curator and project manager John supports the Ambo’s grass-roots, open and accessible model. His work at the Ambo, and elsewhere, aims to see people and communities thrive through creative events, enterprises and practices. In September 2013 John was nominated a Cultural Champion and added to the Cultural Champions Wall of Fame for his contribution to the Queensland arts and culture sector and particularly for his work serving on arts and heritage boards and coordinating Indigenous cultural revival projects and the Australian South Sea Islander 150 year commemoration. Links www.blueskyview.com.au www.makewaylab.com.au Contact Email: john@blueskyview.com.au...

Michael Doneman

President Michael is the President of the Old Ambo Board and has particular responsibility for strategic development and planning, the development of Ambo Enterprise and consultation on entrepreneurial skillsets. Michael is founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. He has a background in community cultural development which inspired work in business design, vocational education and training, and information technology. He is a longtime supporter of Denmark’s KaosPilots business school, and works sessionally at various locations at QUT. Michael founded the Edgeware model of ethical entrepreneurship development in 2006. He has a coaching practice focused on the generic value of creativity in the growth of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and leaders. Michael has chaired the Board of the Old Ambulance Station in Nambour since 2014. MA, QUT; BA (Hons) UNSW; Grad Dip Teaching, QUT; SFHEA, Links www.edgeware.com.au...