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Meet The Team


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.


Our Service



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.


Our Operations Manager Stacey

Stacey started her journey as a volunteer with us, and is now an integral part of our team, managing all aspects of our day-to-day operations.

Stacey is the most organised person we know, with a great eye for detail.

In her spare time, she loves nothing more than spending time with her family.

Did we mention she is a qualified florist and fantastic baker too?


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.


Our Director


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!


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.


Our Director Ken

Our Sighthill Arts Project Lead



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.


Our Director Janet

Janet is our newest member of the Board. She is a local resident and has an immense passion for her community.

A retired bus driver, Janet also shares her passion and talent for cooking, by serving delicious meals to our senior lunch club every week.

When not cooking, Janet can be found walking her 5 (yes 5) chihuahuas!!!!


Our Secretary


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 Secretary 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.


Our Treasurer


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.


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.


Our Project Assistant


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!


Our Creative Assistant

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.


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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