The Audiocraft team would like to thank Alex McClintock for taking their photos.
Christina Alvarez has a background in the not-for-profit screen and media sector with a focus on skills development. She is currently the Engagement Manager working on diversity projects at the Australian Film TV and Radio School. Previously Christina held the roles of CEO at Metro Screen, the General Manager at FBi Radio, and Deputy General Manager at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
Eliza Sarlos has worked in leadership, programming and management positions across Underbelly Arts, FBi Radio and MusicNSW. While at FBi, she was instrumental in starting talks programs All the Best and Canvas, and continued her passion for radio as Co-Executive Producer for the radio stage show Radio with Pictures. Eliza has written for publications such as the Guardian, Junkee and Mess and Noise, as well as having a children’s book, Amazing Babes, published by Scribe Publications. Eliza currently works in Employment Law with Hall Payne Lawyers.
Evan Kaldor is Founder and CEO of Kinderling, a radio station focused on kids and parenting. Prior to Kinderling, Evan was the General Manager of FBi Radio, a non-profit community radio station in Sydney focused on supporting local bands and artists. Evan’s background is investment banking, where he worked for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Grange Securities, both in Australia and the USA. Before returning to Australia in 2004, Evan completed a MBA at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. Evan is also a Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Cassandra Kevin is the director of Avant Agency, managing strategic sponsorship marketing and partnerships for communities and organisations. Cassandra has over 15 years experience in the events industry working across the arts, sport and food sectors and delivering new business sponsorship properties across Australia. She is a strategic thinker with excellent presentation, business development, negotiation and sales skills.
Alex Cowell is the director of Purpose Accounting. He enjoys the financial management side of non-profit arts and social sector organisations. It’s kept him very busy for the last 10 years. He is the Financial Controller for 9 non-profits through Purpose Accounting. Alex is drawn in by the energy of the audio maker community and the end product. He offers Audiocraft his experience in financial governance.
Our 2017 Programming Committee
Bec Fary makes radio in her sleep. Well, she talks about sleep on the radio and in her podcast SleepTalker. When she’s awake, Bec is a freelance podcast producer and has contributed to Better Off Dead, Behind the Wire and the Dumbo Feather Podcast. Bec teaches radio and podcasting skills at SYN Media, where she is also a Supervising Producer for the national community radio program All the Best. Bec has spoken about independent podcast production at Audiocraft, the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival, and was a 2016 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.
Joel Werner is a journalist and a radio producer who cut his teeth at the ABC before moving to Brooklyn, New York for a few years. In the U.S. he produced radio for the likes of Radiolab, On The Media, Freakonomics, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, and 99% Invisible - with whom he won a Third Coast International Audio Festival award. Joel’s now back at the ABC and produces for RN’S Health Report. Joel loves reverb, delay, his wife and his dog. In no particular order.
Jon Tjhia is a radio maker, musician and writer whose career-long focus has been on dissolving distinctions between pop and experimental forms. He is the co-founder of the podcast Paper Radio, and works as the Wheeler Centre’s digital manager. He was part of the team that produced Better Off Dead in collaboration with Andrew Denton, and Jon’s pitch for a new podcast, Reflected Message, placed as a top ten semi-finalist in Radiotopia’s inaugural ‘Podquest’.
Sherre Delys has been creating essays, stories, and sound art for radio and podcasts for over two decades. In 2016 a Prix Italia radio prize jury described her style as ‘symphonic soundscape that shows without telling’ while 'Voice Studies', Routledge, noted the 'intense and spellbinding power' of her work with voice for radio. Her experimentation in radio form has earned several of the world’s top awards for radio storytelling and sound design. She’s also exhibited sound sculpture, installation and documentary soundscape at galleries and festivals internationally, created sound designs for Sydney Theatre Company, and worked as an improvising performer and vocalist.
Charmaine Ingram is the ABC Open Producer in Central Australia. She collaborates and mentors community members with an interest in media and helps create and produce video, radio and online content for the ABC. She's travelled extensively through many remote communities such as Normanton, The Kimberley's, East Arnhem Land, Cape York and throughout Central Australia. Charmaine is a Yidinji woman and her family come from the Cairns region in North Queensland. She has a deep passion for Indigenous issues and to also encourage other young Aboriginal people to work in media and currently sits on the ABC's Diversity Committee and the ABC's Bonner Committee.