Meet The Team

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Our CEO Blake & Chairperson Darren

Darren is our Chairperson, who loves hanging out with our office dog, Blake. Darren is currently Curriculum and Quality Lead for Music and Sound Production at New College Lanarkshire. He is a local boy, with a passion for music and community empowerment. Darren started his journey as an NRFG volunteer, then staff member, to eventually become Chairperson. He will always be found with a charming smile on his face, and a really bad joke up his sleeve.

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Our Service

Manager

Kirsteen

Kirsteen has been our service manager since October 2018. She brings a wealth of statutory and voluntary sector knowledge, skills and experience. Kirsteen doesn't know how to stop working, and as such pours her everything into our organisation. Kirsteen was led to NRFG through her love of dance and she doesn't stop doing that either. She is the creator of our Recovery Rhythms programme: fusing the 12 step recovery principles with movement.

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Our Community Engagement Officer

Stephen

Stephen is our musical Guru, who can play just about any object. Stephen coordinates our community engagement efforts in Springburn, as well as leading our Access to Creative Industries course. A big kid at heart, Stephen is passionate about enabling and nurturing creativity in human beings. You know those dry sense of humour type guys with an answer for everything? That's our Stephen.

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Our Access Tutor Chris

We borrow Chris every week, as part of our partnership with New College Lanarkshire. Is there anything that Chris cannot do when it comes to music and sound production? NO! The guy is a genius! He co-leads our SQA Access to Creative Industries course and simply loves our students to bits. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Chris and we are very lucky to have him.

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Our Director

Paul

Paul is a Community Services Officer with Glasgow Life. He is also a local artist, who is passionate about accessible community arts. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in relations to community assets, services and developments. Paul is everything you would imagine a quirky artist to be, and more!

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Our Amazing Volunteers

Nothing would be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. Local people simply giving back to the communities in which they are invested. A true testament to the power of community spirit.

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Our Director Ken

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Our Creative Assistant Angela

Angela is our Tik Tok obsessed Creative Assistant, who helps out at our Senior Lunch Club, Access to Creative Industries course and community events. She is just like Peter Pan; the adult living in perpetual childhood. She is a gem and always knows how to get everyone laughing.

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Our Director Keiran

Keiran is one of our newest members of the Board of Directors, and brings with him a youthful vibrance. He is a lover of politics, and is indeed heavily involved in local politics and social justice issues. A very strong advocate for grassroots organisations, and is always supporting those in his community. He was once also a keen performance artist himself. Just look at that cheeky smile!

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Our Secretary

George

George is the world's most pleasant man, and he has been involved with NRFG for longer than we can remember. He is an outstanding Treasurer and asset to our Board.  George has recently retired from his role as Vice President Strategy and Finance at Royal Dutch Shell. He is a qualified accountant who brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience of finance management, accounting and strategic development.

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Our Treasurer

Karen

Karen brings the glamour to the organisation and is our newest member of the Board of Directors. Karen is a freelance consultant for bookkeeping, accounting, finance management, HR and strategic development. Karen is passionate about community empowerment. She brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience within her consultancy role.

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Our Sighthill Arts Project Lead

Consuelo

Consuelo is an Art School graduate with a wealth of community arts experience. Originally from Spain, Consuelo brings the sunshine with her always. Consuelo leads on our Sighthill co-design workshops and is passionate about creativity and the positive impact it has on people's lives. If you find Consuelo without a coffee in her hand there is something wrong!

Ken joined the Board of Directors at the start of 2021. His day job is in the world of finance and he has a love of all things that can be put in a spreadsheet. He also has a love for the Arts and a belief in their restorative powers, and is passionate about supporting equality.

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Our Project Assistant

Geri

Geri is our resident DJ and yoga instructor, who can pretty much do anything! Her passion is working with young people and my gosh do they love her! Geri has been working with NRFG for a number of years now and we would be lost without her. If she isn't spinning beats, you will find her in a yoga class!

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Our Creative Assistant
Roisin

Roisin is a local resident who started her NRFG journey as a volunteer. She is now on our staff team, and helps with the Adult & Baby Sensory Play, and the Senior Lunch Club. Probably the best bingo caller in all the land, and everybody loves her.

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Our 2nd Office Dog Klaus

Klaus is a dog like no other. He really is not cut out for office life. Easily the most annoying, yet loveable creature ever to walk the Earth. We spend a lot of our time cleaning up his chaos!

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