Chairperson- Cathy Glen
Cathy has been a tourism lecturer at South Regional TAFE with a long history working in the tourism and events areas. Over the years Cathy has worked at many festivals and events in a variety of roles including Relay for Life, Southbound, West Coast Blues and Roots, Discovery Bay Spring Festival, Anzac Commemorations, Skal International Albany.
Cathy has admired and supported SEA for the rich experience and confidence it gives children and young adults, encountered when her own children attended and performed with SEA. They are now in their mid-twenties but they continue to benefit from lifelong relationships made from initially meeting at SEA.
Vice Chairperson- Serena McLauchlan
Serena McLauchlan graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2000 after completing a BA Visual Arts Honours degree. The last seven years has seen her working from Albany, exhibiting in PIAF Great Southern Visual Arts program including curating ‘Light-house’ and winning the Great Southern Art Award for painting in 2014.
Serena designs and delivers interactive children’s art spaces, art projects and works with at risk youth on public art projects recently winning the ‘action on alcohol’ award from Curtin University.
Treasurer – Georgia Kidman
Georgia has previously worked for SEA as our bookkeeper. We persuaded her to join our board as Treasurer to utilise her wonderful financial knowledge to SEA’s advantage!
Secretary- Dave Nile
David is experienced in many theatre roles, including performer, director, writer, stage manager, designer, production manager and technician in more than a hundred productions by local Denmark and Albany arts groups over the past twenty years. He currently runs his own production company and is employed as a backstage technician at the Albany Entertainment Centre.
He has worked for SEA since 2009 as production manager and lighting designer for youth performances including Café Shakespeare and Astronomic and has overseen the technical aspects of all other productions since that time.
Board Member – Michael O’Doherty
Michael’s art work is represented in private and public collections, with excellent reviews published in the West Australian, Australian, Bulletin and the Courier Mail. He has won various prizes for painting and sculpture. He orchestrated a national touring art show “The Monaro Show”, with over ten thousand Holden Monaro’s being made across the nation by good citizens such as the Prime Minister and people on remote Aboriginal communities.
He currently lives in Albany where he is involved with various community art projects, painting, writing, sculpture and music. He initiated and organised Sculpture in the Harbour (Albany) with NewArts Inc as well as other community sculpture shows in Albany such as the Albany Dog Show and the Albany Boat Show.
Board Member- Stuart Mynott
After escaping the smallness of Northam and surviving the largeness of Perth I threw my swag on the bus and headed down south, to the ‘just rightness’ of ozz with vague plans to write a book. Upon arrival it was as if Albany had expected me and had made all the arrangements.
Cathy photo With learning difficulties from school still not addressed I re-visited education via Tafe. Fate then walked me through the doors of KZ speech (a speech therapy clinic in town) where I found my passion and joy, working with children with additional needs. I then stayed on at Tafe and completed my cert 3 in education support. And now, my children’s book, is on the way too.
Board Member – Jodie Sexton
Moved down to Albany from Perth 8 years ago and hasn’t looked back. She has been involved with SEA through her tutoring activities. Currently she runs the little Squircus class for 2 – 4yr olds, and her children are involved in workshops. She has taught the Happy Feet program around Albany and runs the Wriggle Giggle Grow program at Mt Barker library.
She has become a member of the SEA Board to support SEA’s activities and is keen to support the future of SEA. She believes SEA provides fantastic opportunities for its members that are not available elsewhere in the Great Southern.