Along with her role as CEO of zero2hero, Ashlee is the director of social media consultancy Social Say, as well as a SafeTALK trainer, and a mentor. During her seven years working in mental health, she has partnered with many organisations including Lifeline, Suicide Prevention Australia and Foundation for Young Australians.
In 2015, Ashlee was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, and in the same year was also awarded a Pride of Australia Medal. Additionally, in 2013, Ashlee won the WA Youth Award for Education, and was a Young Australian of the Year finalist.
Ashlee is a highly skilled communicator and facilitator, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.
I make sure that I switch off, this means time without my phone, social media and television. I give myself plenty of time to just “be”, without some of the distractions of everyday life. I have a holistic view of managing my mental health. I exercise regularly, I eat wholesome “real” food, and I meditate.
Brodie is a current Bachelor of Counselling student at the University of Notre Dame and works as a mentor on Christ Church Grammars On Queenslea Drive Rite of Passage programme. He tutors primary and high school students in Mathematics and English and enjoys connecting with youth whilst maintaining a respectful relationship.
He is passionate about mental health, in particular men’s mental health and holds SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) qualifications as well as Level 1 Rites of Passage Training through The Rites of Passage Institute.
Michelle Noakes is our Administration Manager. With more than a decade of experience within residential boarding schools, universities and local government, Michelle now coordinates our School Program and assists behind the scenes with general administration and all things finance.
Having completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Youth Work), Michelle believes education is one of the best tools we can use to create understanding, foster acceptance and empower young people to help both themselves and others. Needless to say, she enjoys working with zero2hero because of their unique programs designed to build resiliency, confidence and inspire young people to achieve great things in life.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys keeping active and dabbles in cosmetic property renovations, finding it very rewarding to transform an ugly duckling to a beautiful new home.
Amy Felton graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2007 holding a Bachelors of Communications degree, with a double major in Public Relations and Marketing, and is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management at Curtin University.
Amy has extensive events and marketing experience within the medical, sporting, education and entertainment sectors, and finds
immense satisfaction in delivering events that positively impact the community.
Along with her work at zero2hero, Amy is also a mum to two kids as well as studying part-time. She loves to keep active and credits waking up early and exercising every day as the key to maintaining her physical and mental health. Amy is happiest when at the beach, surfing with her family.
Kristy Bumbak combines her passion for mental health and education within her role as Camp Manager. She has diverse teaching experience across a number of WA schools and universities and continues to be inspired by the young people she works with.
With a commitment to community development and youth engagement she looks forward to continuing the growth of zero2hero's innovative camp programs.
Kristy has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murdoch University majoring in both Communication and Indigeneous Studies. In addition, she also holds a post graduate teaching degree and is skilled in SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST).
Alongside her work with zero2hero Kristy is the director of accessories brand Urban Lustre as well as a mother to 3 children. She believes that a sustainable work/life balance is the key to her mental health.
Natalie will soon be graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and Event Management. She has worked for more than 20 years in administration roles, including many years spent on site for international mining companies. Natalie uses her organisational and problem solving skills to assist the team in facilitating events and camps for zero2hero.
Natalie believes that the young people of today bring such potential to the world, we are in good hands. With mental health education and the programs zero2hero provide, we can empower the youth of tomorrow to follow their dreams and inspire those around them to live the best life they can.
With a busy home, work and study life she is excited and passionate about volunteering as a mentor and learning everything that sparks her interest, while being a loving mum to Sasha and Jorja- her true inspiration.
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