David Snyder – Co-Founder and Place Leader
David leads our fee for service consultancy team. He is a ‘doer’ and believes in enabling communities to get more involved and work in positively partnerships with government to deliver better community, environmental and economic outcomes.
In his spare time David continues to be active in his community meeting new people, hanging with mates at his local cafe and listening to great funky music.
Lisa Rooke – Town Team Builder
Lisa has experience in health and the built environment in metro and regional WA and is an enthusiastic volunteer in her community. Most recently she’s been working on the Healthy Active by Design program with the Heart Foundation. She is interested in how we shape our neighbourhoods and how our communities shape us. Lisa’s ideal day off would start wandering farmer’s markets with an empty basket and a coffee in hand.
The Town Team Builder role is the perfect overlap of Lisa’s passion for making connections and growing great communities.
Jimmy Murphy – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Relationships
Jimmy is one of the animating forces behind the formation of the Town Team Movement. He is now the Convenor of the Board and Director of Relationships.
As a student, Jimmy studied both marketing and music, combining his two study areas as well as his passion for community he founded the Funk Club in early 2000’s which was a musicians and music lovers club based in Leederville and went on to become a prominent promoter in the music and festival scene. Jimmy co-founded Upbeat Events in 2010, which worked with councils and Town Teams to help produce large scale community events such as the Subiaco Street Party, Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival, Vic Park Summer Street Party and Light Up Leederville Carnival.
When not at work Jimmy enjoys playing the trumpet around town and spending time with his two daughters.
Dean Cracknell – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Place
Dean Cracknell is a co-founder of our non-profit company and was TTM’s first employee. He is based in Launceston, Tasmania.
He previously worked in local government for 12 years as a strategic urban planner/placemaker and was Deputy Chair of the first town team – the Beaufort Street Network – for 4 years.
He loves traveling, bush walking, drinking coffee and brewing kombucha. He also likes football – AFL, NFL and soccer.
Karen is an urbanist, social researcher and creative producer based in Perth, Western Australia. She has academic qualifications in Sustainable Development and Community Development and a professional background in creative industries in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors with experience spanning creative and community project management; program coordination; policy and governance; business management and community engagement. She is involved in placemaking and public life measurement projects in her local neighbourhood and has been a committee member of town team North Perth Local.
Emma is an experienced Non-Executive Director in the community sector and a visionary leader who works with organisations to assist in developing and delivering strong brand-led engagements, strategies and communications. She is a brand strategist and facilitator at government, board, stakeholder and community level.
Tara is a talented and innovative placemaker with experience in the private sector, local government, Curtin University and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. She has strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills and experience developing place visions, strategies and policy.
David has been involved in the not-for-profit, community arts, and community activation sectors for many years. He has operated at the executive level in the resources industry, manufacturing and government sectors for several decades. He is Chair of local Town Team the Baysie Rollers, and been a member of the WA Government’s Technology and Industry Advisory Council, the Knowledge Economy Taskforce and Creative Industries Taskforce. He is an experienced company Director and been a Councillor in regional Local Government.