Meet The Team!

Catherine Allan

I work at CARAD as Chair of Trustees and Co-Director with Krysia Bass. I am a founder member of the charity and have spent my adult years working in community development and the creative industries. I am an artist working in a variety of media. I have an interest in health and wellbeing and continue to be involved with CARAD because of the positive personal and community changes I have seen the organisation facilitate.I am also motivated by seeing the significant economic impact that arts and heritage work can have on a locality.

Peter Cox

I’m Peter Cox, Playwright & Screenwriter, and the official CARAD Dragon Wrangler! I’ve been involved with CARAD since 1991 and was Chair of Trustees for 12 years. As a current Trustee I offer strategic sectoral knowledge and guidance and take responsibility for site and building matters, exhibition construction and delivering events.

Krysia Bass

I am Krysia Bass and have been involved with CARAD since its inception in many roles from volunteer, workshop leader, exhibition creator and am currently a Trustee and Co- Director alongside Cath. When not in the office, I can be found at my allotment or printing my own fabric to then turn into useful and colourful items.

Mary Elster

Trustee

Aster Woods

I’m Aster, CARAD’s Digital Project Officer! I run our social media, keep this website shiny, and do various events and other projects as well – including life drawing and Dragon Club! When I’m not fiddling about with code or crafting, you’ll find me hiking or hanging out with my 4 cats. I’m also an aspiring museum professional and socially engaged arts practioner with a background in theatre and critical practice. 

Jose Worgan

Trustee

Tess Mitchel

Trustee

Naoko Takiguchi

I assist the directors of CARAD with general admin duties. I am usually the first port of call when people telephone and email CARAD. When I’m not working at CARAD, I’m often found immersed in one of the three Ps, Philosophy, Psychology and sPirituality. Also a holistic therapist, counselling practitioner and coach.

Heather Curry

Trustee

Jess Tyler

Trustee

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