The Farmstrong Team

The Team behind Farmstrong

Pete Frizzell
Pete Frizzell

Pete is Chair of the Farmstrong Governance Group who oversee Farmstrongs strategic direction.  As Chair he works closely with the other Governance Group members (from founding partners FMG and Mental Health Foundation, and strategic partner ACC) as well as engaging regularly with the Farmstrong implementation team.

Gerard Vaughan
Gerard Vaughan

Gerard is Farmstrong’s project lead and spokesperson. He helped design and establish the programme in 2015 and oversees its research and education initiatives. Gerard also delivers Farmstrong workshops and presentations turning the science of wellbeing into practical tools and resources for busy farmers.

Michelle Stevens
Michelle Stevens

Michelle is Farmstrong’s industry engagement manager. She works across the sector to identify opportunities for collaboration to optimise reach and impact, and ultimately achieve better outcomes for rural wellbeing. Michelle also develops and runs Farmstrong events that support rural communities experiencing tough times.

Nigel Beckford
Nigel Beckford

Nigel is a communications and content creation specialist. He’s been involved with Farmstrong since its inception and spends of a lot of his life interviewing farmers and sharing stories in print and video about coping with the ups and downs of farming. He also attends rural events on Farmstrong’s behalf.

Colin Wright
Colin Wright

Colin manages Farmstrong’s marketing and communications and works with sector organisations and media partners to share its tools and resources.

Krissy Cloutman
Krissy Cloutman

Krissy is Farmstrong’s delivery specialist. She works closely with a wide range of rural organisations and communities to share Farmstrong’s wellbeing resources with as many people in the rural sector as possible. She also helps to organise and run Farmstrong community events.

Kirsten Stevenson
Kirsten Stevenson

Kirsten is Farmstrong’s first point of contact. Every week she deals with a wide range of Farmstrong-related enquiries from around the country and handles requests for resources, merchandise and other assistance. She also provides essential administrative support for the programme.

Emma Rowe
Emma Rowe

Emma looks after Farmstrong’s social media channels which connect the programme with more than 12,000 followers.

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