OUR TEAM

Lisa Ambrose
Lisa Ambrose
Creative Arts Therapist

Child-Centred. Runner. Traveller. Extreme sport enthusiast.

Guy Evans
Guy Evans
Music Technology Tutor

Music creator and producer. Live music artist. Loves music. Father.

Jane Hubbard
Jane Hubbard 
Animation Worker

Filmmaker. Artist. Cat lover. Buddhist. Nature lover. Grounded.

Alison Mcgann
Alison McGann
Photography & Visual Arts Worker

Photography & Visual Arts Worker. Gardener. Nature-lover. Artist.

Sian Williams
Sian Williams
Culinary Creative

Background in graphic design. Food consultant and working with teenagers. Passionate about the role of good food in making life good! Constantly collecting people’s family recipes. Welsh-speaking. Cat lover.

Alex Rees
Alex Rees
Music Facilitator

Music Worker, Producer, Tutor and Composer. Creative Agent for the ACW Lead Creative Schools Scheme in Wales. Father to a 7-year-old superhero named Esme. Enjoys Netflix binges, keeping fit, gin and good live music.

Shelly Powell
Shelly Powell
Admin Assistant

Admin Assistant. Mother. Trainee Midwife. Black Belt!

June Campbell-Davies
June Campbell-Davies
Dance Worker

Music lover. Drummer. Carnivals and live performances.

Katja Stiller
Katja Stiller
Person-Centred Creativity Development Worker & Film Development Worker

Filmmaker. Person-Centred Creativity pioneer. Mother.

Tracy Pallant
Tracy Pallant
Film and International Development Worker

Traveller. Cat lover. Community choir singer. World music lover.

Izzy Rabey
Izzy Rabey
Applied Drama Facilitator

Applied Drama facilitator, ‘Bridging the Gap’ project. Theatre Director. Bilingual rapper. Blue-haired festival lover. Social justice enthusiast. Jazz Singer.

Nick Clements
Nick Clements
Person-Centred Creativity Development Worker

Person-Centred Creativity pioneer. Father. Author. Artist.

Melissa Thomas
Melissa Thomas
PA to the Director

PA to the Director. Dog-lover. Foodie. Socialiser.

Karen Steadman
Karen Steadman
Drama Development Worker

Drama Development Worker. Dog and cat lover. Multi-lingual. Gardener. Drummer. Comedian.

Alex Bowen
Alex Bowen
Director of Valley and Vale Community Arts

Director of Valley and Vale Community Arts. Dreamer, mountain biker, surfer and cat-lover.

Rhys Hughes
Rhys Hughes
Person-Centred Creativity pioneer.

Valley and Vale team Counselling Supervisor. Registered Qualified Social Worker. Qualified Teacher and Psychiatric nurse. Registered BACP member. University of Wales Qualified in Person-Centred Counselling and CBT. Person-Centred Creativity Development Worker. Trainer. Networker. Cheese lover.

Laura Bradshaw
Laura Bradshaw
Music and Voice Worker

Music and Voice Worker. Activist. Composer and songwriter.

Alys Byrne
Alys Byrne
Applied Drama Practitioner

Applied Drama Practitioner. Craftsperson. Bee-keeper.

Kate Kelly
Kate Kelly
Web, Print & eBook Designer

Designer and coder. Gardener. Loves cats and Manchester City. Northerner.

Ruth Bradshaw
Ruth Bradshaw
Community Music Facilitator

Passionate about Arts for Wellbeing and Health. Mother. Runner. Loves a giggle.

Amy Filming Spirit of the Wood
Amy Peckham
Film Development Worker

Therapeutic Counsellor. Community Film Worker. Dog lover. Listener. Mindfulness facilitator.

Chris Partridge
Chris Partridge
Mosaic and Mural Artist

Father. Chilli grower. Not mad on dogs.

Management Committee

Laurence Bater (Creative Arts Curriculum Manager, HMP & YOI Parc)

Carol Brown (Vice Chair, Valley and Vale & TAN Dance Director)

Steve Garrett (Cultural Concerns, Cardiff)

Richard Kelly (Divisional Director, Brewin Dolphin)

Katrina Kurowski (Chair, Valley and Vale & Advisor, Bridgend People First)

Melissa Thomas (Administrator, Company Secretary Valley & Vale)

Peter Wakeford (local resident, musician, mental health and learning disability advocate, Garw Valley)

Sessional Project Workers

In addition to our core staff team we also work with and engage a wide range of sessional Community Artists, Development Workers, trainees, consultants and creative people, across a wide range of expertise, sectors, projects and art forms. Recently these have included:

Jessie Brett (Dance Worker)

Gareth Kiddie (Business Consultant & GKA Associates)

Dai Shell (Media Post Production Worker)

Neil White (Music Worker)

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