Rob has lived in the Glastonbury area for over a decade with his step-son and daughter. He is a carpenter, builder and civil & structural engineer working on local projects, with a previous career with Fortune 500 listed AECOM Corp, as a Consulting Engineer for major projects both in the UK and globally.
Rob is a shiatsu practitioner and co-founded the Red Brick Community Health Practice. He later joined our team as Building and Facilities Manager. He is chair of Beckery Village Council; formed to further the combined vision of projects, businesses and authorities in Beckery. He is interested in community and home building.
Bon has lived in Glastonbury for many years with her four daughters and has been involved with numerous community growing projects. She loves growing food, herbs and flowers, especially ones that are beneficial to pollinators and the environment. She also works for Feed Avalon.
As Community Garden Coordinator, Bon manages the day-to-day upkeep of our beautiful Community Garden, as well as facilitates gardening workshops and horticultural therapeutic support groups for the local community.
Bon is in her element when working with groups from the local community, sharing and acquiring knowledge and seeing the positive health and psychological benefits that gardening can have on people. She designs and creates gardens, specialising in planting for pollinators and to re-establish biodiversity. She is an experienced bee keeper and designs and makes alternative beehives that have the wellness of the colony at heart.
Bon has a National Certificate in Horticulture and an HND in three dimensional design.
Rory is a visual artist and theatre practitioner. His background is in education and performing arts. He is the former Director of the Hub Theatre School, Cornwall College and an early member of the cult music group The Portsmouth Sinfonia. He was heavyweight boxing champion S.E. Schools 1963. His heroes are Peter Kropotkin and Augusto Boal.
Rory was involved in the initial occupation of the Red Brick Building in January 2009. He is the current Chairman of the Red Brick Building’s Board of Directors.
Paul has been involved with the Red Brick Building since its early days, when initial fundraising for the building was in full swing. Along with his wife Mel, he co-owned the award-winning restaurant Bocabar Glastonbury, which ran at the Red Brick Building from 2013 – 2020.
Previous to this he worked as a Senior Advisor on Armed Violence Prevention at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and as the Director of the international conflict resolution NGO, Saferworld. He was awarded an MBE in 2002 for his contribution to international conflict resolution.
Rachel is closely involved with the Red Brick Building’s community support initiatives, and works for Connect Elim.
Having traveled extensively in Britain and abroad, Rachel has worked in festival production and also has experience working with Gypsies and Travellers. She is passionate about helping the most isolated and complex needs of people.
Geri moved to Glastonbury in 2016 and is one of our Reception Volunteers at the Red Brick Building, as well as a Director.
Originally a Londoner, she lived in Washington DC, New Zealand and Greece in her 20s, before moving back to Putney where she had her own business for 20 years. Following that, Geri moved to Tavistock where she was involved with community initiatives and later become a Foster Carer for teenagers.