Rosie Park is Head of Marketing & Communications at leading national charity Action on Addiction, which seeks to tackle the stigma surrounding addiction as well as provide support and treatment for individuals, families and communities. Previously she has worked in the housing and property sector as well as with growth businesses and entrepreneurs. In 2017 she organised and delivered Wells Stone Carving Festival, a local arts event that raised money for the redevelopment of The Bishop’s Barn, a medieval tithe barn in Wells.
Alison has worked for a number of social enterprises including The Community Farm; Buzz Lockleaze; Bristol Food Producers, and loves the challenge that setting up new and innovative projects brings. The successes are all the more satisfying because of the hard work and dedication of the people involved. The Red Brick Building is such an exciting project with enormous potential and so much has been achieved already. Alison’s been a small part of it since April 2016. In her spare time Alison’s been known to try her hand at printmaking and enjoys anything to do with bringing communities together, sharing food, conversation and dog walking.
Paul is co-owner of Bocabar (Glastonbury & Bristol). 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.
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. Rory was involved in the initial occupation of the Red Brick Building Jan 2009.
Sarah is a founder Director of the Red Brick Building. She has experience of initiating successful social enterprises including St Werburghs City Farm Bristol, local food projects in Somerset, and the national Learn to Lead. She supports the enterprise aspect of Red Brick, and is working with Transition Athelney and Green Wedmore on ‘ Reimagining the Levels‘ work. She is part of the staff support group and is on the steering group for Building C development.
Tom Clark an active role in the overall strategic planning of the Building C project. Tom has extensive experience with charitable organisations and theatre work. He has been a friend of the project since the beginning and has provided significant financial support.
Bonita Everson has lived in Glastonbury for the past eight years with her four daughters and during this time has been involved with many community growing projects. Bon loves growing food, herbs and flowers, especially ones that are beneficial to pollinators and the environment. Bon also works for Feed Avalon.
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. Bon 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.
Originally a Londoner she has lived in Washington DC, New Zealand and Greece in her 20s but ended up back in Putney where she had her own business for 20 years. Following that Geri moved to Tavistock where she was involved with community initiatives; spent six months backpacking through 13 countries in Africa and on return become a Foster Carer for teenagers! Geri moved to Glastonbury in 2016 and is
helping with Reception at RBB!