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MEET THE TEem

 

















Melodie Crumlin - Chief Executive
 

Melodie grew up surrounded by many positive people in her life through play and the creative arts in a community that didn’t get good press. She always knew she wanted to change that perspective, as well as giving children and young people the experiences that she had. When she graduated with a degree in community arts back in 1999 she secured employment as South Lanarkshire’s Senior Play Worker co-ordinating their rural play teams and supporting locally based parent run playschemes. Developing, leading and believing in people where key to this which has continued to underpin her practise. So, in 2000 she began working in Glasgow’s East End alongside local youngsters, church and community members to establish programmes of activities around their needs and wants.  PEEK was born and throughout this time Melodie has worked with hundreds of youngsters encouraging play and creativity whilst developing young leaders. In 2013 Melodie was crowned The Herald Society’s Unsung  Hero.  More recently Melodie has worked closely with Inspiring Scotland to develop and deliver a pilot programme called Active Play.  She has presented to Scottish Government on many occasions and has contributed to developing the Go Play Evaluation Framework.

Favourite Game: Kerplunk 


 

 

Helen Mill – Creative Learning Development Manager

Helen grew up in North East Scotland. She became involved in Young People’s Theatre groups and loved performing on stage. Gaining a BA Hons in Performance Arts Studies, Helen has been delivering drama and arts workshops with children and young people since she moved to Glasgow in 2003. She has worked with a number of organisations and arts companies delivering a huge range of workshops and directing young people’s theatre. Helen joined PEEK in April 2010 as Young Person’s Volunteer Coordinator. In this role she engaged with young people to help develop their skills in working with children, supporting events and developing projects and encouraged them to become positive role models in the project and wider community. She also developed a number of Peer Education projects and found that she was able to combine her love of the arts with working with young people here at PEEK and soon developed the Creative Learning Programme. Helen is now PEEK’s Creative Learning Development Manager and loves having the opportunity to develop projects alongside some amazingly talented young people and staff.

 


 

 

Emma Hill - Volunteer Coordinator

 

‘Emma joined PEEK in January 2016 as she wanted to make a difference to the communityshe grew up in. Her role includes managingthe volunteer programme and recruiting andtraining volunteers to help develop their skills to support PEEK sessions, participants, events, residential stays, etc.
Prior to this role, Emma worked for a charity where she managed an employability programme for individuals with learning disabilities across East Renfrewshire.


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Michaela Collins –  Play Development Manager




 

Michaela has been with PEEK since the age of 9.
Michaela started her journey as a participant into a volunteer and then on to an apprenticeship. She is now with us as our Play Development Manager, developing play opportunities for over 1000 kids in 24 communities across the East and North of Glasgow. Michaela’s educational background is in Community Learning and Development, Community Arts and Playwork. Michaela has had work & study experience in Guyana, Uganda and New York through organisations such as UNICEF, British Council and Camp America. Michaela is very passionate about all things Play and is the Scottish National Rep for International Play Association. She is also an Active Mentor with Active East, Scottish Sports Futures and a Girls
on The Move Ambassador for Youth Scotland.


 

 Stacey Bradley – Youth Coordinator

Began volunteering with PEEK almost 9 years ago as a result of her family participating in the project. Having grown up in the East End, Stacey wanted to give something back to her community through volunteering in our programmes and on the Board. In 2005 Stacey stepped down from the Board to work with PEEK as a part-time Additional Needs Support Worker. Then in 2010 Stacey became PEEK’s full-time Youth Worker and has completed her diploma in youth work.

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Steven Mann - Active Creative Learning Programme Worker



 

 

 

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Victoria Fox - Senior Play Ranger





 

! came through the children’s programme and when it was time moved into Youth. At the age of 15 PEEK gave me the opportunity to complete my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. Part of my Duke of Edinburgh award involved completing a service as a Volunteer. I of course chose PEEK. Little did I know then that this would lead to where I’m at today.


My adventure at PEEK went from Volunteer - Project Scotland Volunteer - Trainee Play Assistant - Play Assistant - Play Ranger and now at the age of 22 I am one of 2 Senior Play Rangers at PEEK managing a team of 4 Play Rangers and 2 Active Play Rangers.

Favourite Game: Trees! (tree climbing)


 

Michelle McDonald - Office Manager

 

Michelle Started PEEK in July 2012, she previously worked for a recruitment company for the private sector as an Office Administrator, then carried on to become a Senior Consultant. She decided she wanted to try something new so made the decision to leave after 12 years and took up a Creative Administrator post within PEEK, which she says “Is the best decision she ever made”

Michelle provides administrative support to the Project Manager and programmes of PEEK as well as coordinating all publicity and marketing, Michelle Designs all publicity material herself for e.g. activity programmes, flyers and newsletters.

Favourite game: Playing Shop.


 

 

Mark Gallacher - Active Play Ranger

 
   
 


Ian Wilson - Play Ranger


 
 


Lizzie Wright - Active Play Ranger


 
 


Steph O'Neill - Play Ranger


 






 





 

 

 

 

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