Emma Snow – Placemaker and Executive Director
Emma’s relationship with place projects started with her involvement in establishing an early town team in her neighbourhood – Creative Maylands.
She has over 15 years experience working in local government, first in strategic urban planning and then in placemaking and place management. She has collaborated to bring many successful and enduring groups and projects to life.
Her personal projects include a passion for Danish design, growing gourmet mushrooms, and enjoying teas of all kinds.
Patrycja Rosinska – Community and Place Specialist
Patrycja is an experienced and passionate Arts and Culture, Community Development and Engagement, Business Development and Place Activation specialist with two decades of solid expertise in delivering strategies and high-quality capacity building and community programs that create opportunities for the
community to connect and engage and improve liveability of local communities.
Patrycja’s journey with the Town Team Movement started in 2020, when she co-founded Portside Town Team, 49th Town Team in Australia and NZ and the first one in WA’s northwest. She is our lead in northern W.A. (Pilbara and Kimberley) as well as working on other projects.
Jimmy Murphy – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Relationships
Jimmy is one of the animating forces behind the formation of the Town Team Movement 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 and Executive Director of Town Team Movement.
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. Dean has a wide range of experience, from assisting local Town Teams, facilitating education and training programs, consulting services, giving presentations and hosting workshops.
He loves drinking coffee, gardening, brewing kombucha and is a football fanatic across AFL, NFL and soccer. Ask some questions about placemaking to get him really talking!
Claire Cardew – Town Team Builder
Claire is a Town Team Builder in the Perth South Metro region. She lives in Kwinana where she started her journey with the Town Team Movement as co-founder of the Wellard Village People in 2020.
Claire has over 18 years experience in coaching and leading teams in the corporate sector, along with being involved with several local community organisations. She is passionate about enabling people to volunteer and creating connected communities.
Claire is a keen baker, nature lover and enjoys ticking things off her bucket list.
Lisa O’Neill – Town Team Builder South-West WA
Lisa is a Town Team Builder based in South-West WA. She is an experienced Town Team leader, events organiser and all-round doer. Lisa is also the Chair of the Dalyellup Collective Town Team and is a passionate sports player and member of her local community.
Alyce Ventris – Town Team Builder Wheatbelt WA
Alyce is a Town Team Builder based in the Wheatbelt WA.
She has experience in community development, event management, and hotel management.
Fueled by her passion for creativity and community, Alyce is dedicated to empowering and engaging local people to create healthy, vibrant places.
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.