Dr Raphaella Crosby at The Arboretum Armidale
Dr Raphaella Crosby

Dr Raphaella Kathryn Crosby is a researcher and communication strategist with over 20 years’ experience in campaigning, marketing, and strategic communication. Best known for her work running the Australian Democrats in 2008-9, creator of Kate UNE at the University of New England, she is passionate about working for social good and driving change. Dr Crosby is the owner and Principal of Kore Research. She has a wealth of experience across the public service, corporate, higher education, political, and not for profit sectors.  As founder of Migraine Australia, she is a passionate patient advocate and devoted to her dog, Brynnie, word puzzles and politics.

Jen Scanlan

Heights Proofreading

Jen Scanlan is a qualified proofreader, editor and copywriter. She owns Heights Proofreading and helps writers and organisations to communicate with clarity and consistency. Jen has a strong focus on supporting writers, whether they are published authors or first-timers, to achieve their writing goals. Jen was an English, History and Visual Arts teacher and is…

Jason Archer

Attitude Productions

Jason Archer is a content maker based in Tamworth. Jason has been a content maker ninjaneer for over 20 years, producing several award-winning short films and documentaries, television and radio commercials, and increasingly, content designed for social media. He takes a client-focused, creative approach when collaborating on a businesses content development and branding journey. Jason…

Simon Scott

Simon Scott Photo

Simon is based in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. He shoots commercial photography including stock images, people, events, editorial features and environmental portraiture.  He also shoots weddings,  lifestyle portraiture and family photographs. He spends time in Africa every year working with NGO’s documenting aid and development work and describes this rewarding work as ‘philanthro – photography’…

Ed Campbell
Ed Campbell


Ed grew up in the bush and pursued a career in the media before moving into public relations and marketing, event management and onto the higher education sector in consumer engagement and customer retention. He’s built and run social media accounts to many thousands of followers, managed communications for large industry associations and piloted a…

Laurence Nussbaumer


Laurence is the owner of two local businesses. The first, MonfiaConnect, builds tailored websites that are powerful, expandable and future ready. Websites that are not just stylish but are designed to deliver on its business objectives.  MonfiaConnect also provides a range of online shopping platforms and services. Laurence also provides a wide range of Australian based hosting services designed to lower costs and increase productivity. Laurence is also the founder and…

Joanna Dolan

Righting Writing

Joanna Dolan is a professional editor and the owner of Righting Writing. Her business while only 6 years young, has achieved an international clientele and reputation for quality, reliable, and timely work. A life-long reader, Joanna has a passion for the written word and an appreciation of its power when done well. With an eclectic…

Rachel Roan

Reel Spark

Rachel is a talented writer, photographer, videographer and the owner of Armidale-based startup business, Reel Spark. She is passionate about helping small business tell their stories, their way. Reel Spark provides photography and videography services to small business to help them do just that. Rachel is a media and communications graduate from The University of…

Ingrid Rothe

Vivid Thinking

Ingrid Rothe is a brand and marketing strategist and founder of Vivid Thinking. Vivid Thinking is a brand and marketing strategy agency focused on partnering with small, micro and start-up businesses, to get their brand thinking right, to uniquely differentiate them from their competitors, and to help them develop marketing plans that will deliver on…