Berry Liberman, our publisher and editor, drives our passion and purpose.
Berry loves the garden at work. Especially the roses. Seriously, how beautiful are garden roses? Just saying…
While she’s not immersed in the heady scent of old fashioned flowers, she’s the Creative Director of Small Giants, the Publisher of Dumbo Feather and a mum to the three cutest kids in the world.
A few years back, Berry used to write screenplays in LA and directed a few short films but decided to come home and get married to Danny (CEO extraordinaire of Small Giants). Very good decision.
Nathan Scolaro, our assistant editor, makes the words hum.
Nathan enjoys getting elbow-deep in sentences, pressing and pricking them like a Chinese doctor until the blood is flowing just right. He hails from Western Australia, where he first experienced the joy of putting together a magazine, and now indulges his love of thoughtful, life-giving storytelling by helping bring Dumbo Feather to life once a quarter.
Amandine Thomas, our art director, makes us look good.
Amandine is a French illustrator and graphic designer, who travelled her way to Australia two years ago and somehow never made it back.
When not strapped to a backpack, she is busy designing the next issue of Dumbo Feather, playing with shapes and colours while listening to obscure French hits.
The rest of the time she writes and illustrates books for little human beings, contributes to a number of European and Australian publications, and eats copious amounts of lollies.
Jane Nethercote, head of digital things, is building our online community.
Jane has LOVED Dumbo Feather since she spotted it in the magazine racks at Borders. Most of the Dumbo Feather team would be too young to understand this reference. She’s worked in online publishing for a wee while at places like Crikey, Lonely Planet and World Vision.
Dianne Cotter, our advertising manager, brings in the bucks.
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Dianne’s love of media is almost as big as her love for food! Not that she can cook… She begins each day with a careful discussion about what everyone is having for lunch.
Dianne’s media experience started at Style Counsel during Uni. Since then, Dianne has worked with globally significant brands including Gourmet Traveller, MTV, Nickelodeon and The Difference.
Dianne’s passion for creating meaning for brands is evident in her approach to sales and marketing—so give her a buzz to discuss how you can get involved with Dumbo Feather.
Madeline Lucas, our community manager, brings Dumbo Feather to life.
Madeline looks after all of our Dumbo Feather events, which means she has the best job of all! Organising launch parties, conversation series, partnered events and even setting us up in a caravan or two so we can chat to people in there.
She also looks after our special projects, like the writing program we do with Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, The Royal Children’s Hospital and also the New Conversations storytelling competition.
When Madeline is not doing that, she looks after all of our independent retailers and is the first point of contact for subscribers. All in all, Madeline gets to be with the people, and that’s her favourite bit.
Mele-Ane Havea, our general manager, helps us grow.
Mele-Ane looks at the big picture as well as the nitty-gritty. She’s our wide-angle lens with a mega focus attached.
She comes to us with a varied background, from corporate law to community and human rights law, with an Oxford MBA thrown in for good measure. At business school and the Skoll Centre for Social entrepreneurship, Mele-Ane became enamoured by the idea of social and responsible business, and the power of story-telling. She then followed her heart to this dream job… where she couldn’t be happier!
She is also particularly talented at opening coconuts.
Small Giants are our workmates.
Like Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, Small Giants have made it their mission to take on the big guys from the ground up.
A collective of thinkers, doers and makers, it’s not so much about activism but more an agenda concerned with implementing change in the existing business model across a variety of different industries.
Their core values lie in being socially aware, environmentally conscious and ethically sound in every decision made – no matter how big or small – and in leading by example rather than waiting for the world to change itself. Think integration not separation.
We think what they do is pretty cool.