Creative Project Manager – based in Northern Rivers
Ami was born in North Head on Sydney Harbour and is of Italian – Irish heritage. She was raised in a small community by the ocean near Coffs Harbour.
After a foundation in event management and working at festivals Ami travelled the world and lived in intentional eco-communities in Maleny, Southern Sydney and Israel undertaking community development work with a focus on peace education, group facilitation, ecological and creative thinking.
Her Bachelor of Community Transformation and Futures Studies at The International University Asia-Pacific was under the tutelage of Dr Dayle Bethel, a world expert in holistic education. She was also mentored by facilitation expert Jill Jordan in the arts of group process, decision making, communication and facilitation.
Ami went on to achieve her own creative potential through a Bachelors of Music with Honours and a Graduate Diploma of Education at Southern Cross University. Through her studies Ami’s key enquiry was on healing connection to self, others and the environment. Her research focused on creative responses to crisis, as well as on extending the human connection through composing music with the environment.
Ami has since worked as a music teacher at Byron Bay Highschool and run a private music school with a focus on singing and song writing for wellbeing. She has served as a director on the board for organisations that deliver music programs to at-risk youth and has recently spent time out at Moree at the Barwon Learning Centre with Professor Judy Atkinson.
Presently Ami is the Creative Project Manager at We Al-li and is completing her masters of social work.