Proudly Productive employs and provides all staff who bring with them a wide range of experience and skills in both supporting individuals with additional needs as well as in the various activities and tasks offered at Proudly Productive.
Colleen's original career was as a Child Care Centre Coordinator. After having her own children she moved into Education Support in primary and secondary schools. She became part of the Work Skills program, supervising students while in the community. This is when she saw a huge need for productive social programs for young adults with additional needs. She wanted to create an environment that allowed individuals to explore materials, develop their creativity and maintain friendships in a relaxed social setting. Thus, Proudly Productive was formed.
Jacob has completed his classical music training at WAAPA. Jacob is the leader of our Thursday night advanced music program while also offering musical opportunities and meditation sessions within our regular program. Jacob is a keen woodworker and supervises our team members Out'N'About program on Saturdays.
Dylan has experience working with young people with additional needs in a range of environments including a school, sport coaching, alternate employment program and in accessing the community. Originally from Albany, he is a keen sportsman and currently plays WAFL for Claremont Football Club.
Cristina has a certificate 3 in support work and is currently studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at ECU. Cristina has completed work placements within the special education department at a high school. Cristina loves everything sci-fi, anime and fantasy related as well as painting, cooking and reading.
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Maddie is studying a certificate IV in Education Support. She a keen surfer who has surfed in many countries winning multiple competitions.
Maddie enjoys sharing her skills and interests in a variety of art and craft activitiee. We are happy she is keen to join our camps and share her love of water sports with the team.