Amy Briggs

Marketing & Communications Manager

Amy moved to Edinburgh four years ago to work for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and never looked back! She worked in London for cross-cultural theatre company Tara Arts prior to that also working as a freelance Graphic Designer.

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Becky Leary


Rebeccahas been working in the arts since 2012 at the Traverse Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Her driving force is the belief that babies and young children have the right to creative expression, and that the arts has a responsibility to provide young audiences with the tools to achieve this.

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Claire Gillespie

Expecting Something Co-ordinator

Claire first experienced Starcatchers through the creative skills programme as an early years practitioner. She found it sat well with her own approach to early years work and observed the positive impact of fostering creativity in young children.

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Heather Armstrong

Creative Skills Manager

Heather joined Starcatchers after eight years working with young people in Glasgow in some of the most deprived communities in Europe. She believes passionately in the power of the arts to transform lives and tackle inequalities, and working with our youngest members of society seems the best place to start

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Jennifer Cummins


Jennifer Cummins is a freelance producer and project manager. Jennifer was previously the producer of the Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh’s International Children’s Festival. She produced 9 Festivals, including all Festival Touring and Outreach performances, managing the touring programmes for the London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 projects.

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Jennifer Phillips

General Manager (maternity cover)

Jennifer has been working in the arts for nearly 20 years, including roles at Woodend Barn, Citymoves Dance Agency and Aberdeen International Youth Festival and co-founder of MiniFest, a creative festival for young audiences across North East Scotland.

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Rhona Matheson

Chief Executive

Rhona has been working in children’s theatre/arts since 2002 when she joined Wee Stories. She began working with Starcatchers on the pilot project in 2006 and since then has been on an amazing journey with dozens of babies, toddlers, parents, carers, educators, artists and project partners.

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Sasha McDougall

Business Development Manager

Sasha is committed to challenging inequality and striving for long term social change by developing innovative and inclusive services that ensure those most at need are at the heart of the services they receive. 

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