Courtesy of parents heavily involved in Woodford Folk Festival in Australia, my pathway to working in events flowed in a lovely natural progression from about 7.
Amongst other paid event management positions, I co-founded b.f.f. (Brisbane Fringe Festival) and was a core team member of Island Vibe Festival in Australia for four years. Other festivals in which I have held organisational management positions include Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (Indonesia), West End Carnivale and Woodford Folk Festival (both Australia).
Most recently I had the pleasure to Operationally Manage July's Tech Open Air Berlin.
After some time I discovered some joys of cocktail bartending at Festivals throughout Australia and pursued it to the UK. (Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe )
Presently I'm bartending in Neükolln's rooftop Klunkerkranich (we're about to get a yurt!). They close though when winter's here, so I'm keen for a little more bar work. I like it very much and also helps for a little Deutsch sprechen.