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


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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Mara Barth

Creative Skills Administrator

Mara has worked across education and the arts for over 10 years. She has worked with community groups,  in arts organisations, schools and early years in Portugal, Germany and Scotland. Mara believes access to creative exploration and expression is essential in supporting autonomy, personal development and wellbeing throughout our lives.

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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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Rebecca Leary


Originally from Dundee, Rebecca moved to Edinburgh to study English Literature and embrace the Festival City. While studying, she worked at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and for three summers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s Fringe Central team. In 2014 she became part of the team at the Traverse Theatre where she worked as Administrator for two years before moving to Starcatchers in September 2016.

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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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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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