AWESOME Staff

Jenny Simpson: Chief Executive Officer

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Jenny joined AWESOME in 2007, bringing to the role extensive experience as a business manager, festival director, performer and teacher. Jenny has previously held several Board positions including Treasurer of Canberra Arts Marketing and President of KULCHA, Multicultural Arts of WA, she is currently the Musical Director of Mosman Park based choir, the Mighty Camelot.

At AWESOME, Jenny combines her passion for presenting high quality and innovative arts with community cultural development and working with regional communities.

 

Alexandra Biddle: Operations Manager

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Alex joined Team AWESOME in 2013 and now looks after the operations of the company and the AWESOME Festival.

A passion for theatre lead to qualifications in Drama Studies and Education. Alex loves drinking tea, being organised and busting out the occasional interpretive dance.

 

 

Miranda Stephens: Community Cultural Development Manager

Miranda Stephens

Joining the AWESOME team in 2013, Miranda comes from a strong visual art, arts management and community arts background with previous roles at Volunteering WA, City of Joondalup and Ellenbrook Arts.

Miranda has a passion for contemporary art, strong coffee and cheese. On the weekends can be found creating interpretive dances to Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ and eating the aforementioned cheese.

 

 

 

Brianna Wotzko: Admin, Education and Volunteer Manager

Brianna joined team AWESOME in 2015 and is delighted to come back for a full-time role! Brianna is a qualified Speech and Drama Teacher with a background in arts admin and communication and cultural studies. She has worked previously with the Fringe World Festival and the Speech and Drama Teacher’s Association of WA.

Brianna loves a great joke, is a connoisseur of potato recipes, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of obscure character actors.

 

 

James Savage: Production Manager

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James is production manager to the stars! In recent years he has been production manager at the Fairbridge Festival, the Adelaide Fringe in addition to touring the world over with the Frank Woodley show ‘Possessed.’

 

 

 

 

James Campbell: Festival Photographer

James Campbell

The AWESOME Festival has been the annual highlight of James’ photographer life since 2013 and looks forward to its return every year. When spare time is available, James will be Kitesurfing, volunteering at his local mens shed or taking his bike out for a spin.

 

 

 

 

Amanda Scoble: Finance Officer

Amanda joined the Team AWESOME in 2017. After many years in sport and corporate Accounting, she changed it up and spent a couple of years behinds the scenes with The State Theatre Centre of WA where she fell in love with working in the arts industry.

Whilst Amanda does love a great spreadsheet or a shiny new calculator, she also loves to put a smile on people’s faces and is never short of a pun or a bad mum joke!