David Snyder – Co-Founder and Place Leader
David leads TTM’s 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.
Kylie Elsegood-Smith – Town Team Builder
Kylie spent the last 20 years working in management in a corporate environment. In her spare time she worked closely with a number of local community groups to create fun and lively places.
The Town Team Builder role will support, connect and promote the town teams, work on projects to help the teams and help address common issues/challenges.
Jimmy Murphy – Co-Founder and 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.
Emma Gibbens – Organising and Operations Manager
Emma has a decade of experience in political campaigning across the United States and around the world. For the 2017 Postal Survey, Emma was the WA state director for the WA says YES! to marriage equality campaign, with WA achieving the second highest YES vote in the national survey.
Emma will be using her experience in building grassroots movements to help scale the Town Team Movement.
Dean Cracknell – Co-Founder and Director of Place Services
Dean Cracknell is a co-founder and was Town Team Movement’s first employee.
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, drinking coffee and brewing kombucha. He also likes football – AFL, NFL and soccer.