Catherine Wilson

Creative Skills Administrator

Catherine has worked as an writer, arts administrator and workshop facilitator since 2014. The drive behind her work is to make the arts approachable and engaging for those who cannot normally access it. She has delivered workshops and managed training programmes for and with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable communities. Catherine has also travelled the world as a writer and performer, representing Scotland and its arts scene at an international level. She believes a life that starts with the arts is the best one to live.

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Fraser Stone

Creative Kin Project Coordinator

Fraser has been a professional musician and educator for over a decade. Having created multiple rhythm based projects for schools around Scotland, he believes creativity is an innate quality found in everyone; it does not recognise the social divide or adhere to stereotypes. Creativity can be used to explore who we are and as a platform to stamp our own beauty on the world.

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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 Phillips

Producer

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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Jo King

General Manager

Jo has a wealth of experience across the sector, having worked for a range of arts organisations including Federation of Scottish Theatre as General Manager and Memberships and Admin Officer, with the Cultural Enterprise Office as Operations Manager, Scottish Book Trust as Learning and Operations Co-ordinator and various roles with Traverse Theatre, Festival City Theatres Trust, Queens Hall and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

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Laura Kearney

Development Manager

Laura joined Starcatchers in 2018. She loves securing funding for charities, making the pieces of a puzzle come together. Her passion is to help charities grow and meet their ambitions and ultimately help make a difference. She is excited to be part of the Starcatchers team and to be involved in the world of creativity and arts.

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Natalie Gibson

Administrator and Marketing Assistant

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Natasha Kinsella

Expecting Something Co-ordinator

Natasha has been working in the arts since 2008 and is committed to a holistic approach towards arts, culture and communities. She has delivered projects that nurture and celebrate a wide variety of the arts and culture whilst championing widening participation and inclusivity. She passionately believes in the arts to support improved outcomes for our youngest of children and hard to reach communities.

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Nicola Pay

Communications and Marketing Manager

Nicola joined Starcatchers in December 2017 from Children in Scotland, where she had been working as Senior Communications Officer. She began her career as a journalist in London before moving to Scotland in 2003 and now has more than 15 years’ experience of communications and marketing in Scotland’s children’s sector.

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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 thousands of babies, toddlers, parents, carers, educators, artists and project partners.

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