Meet the Team
Serafina was born and raised in a religious cult in Aotearoa, New Zealand until the age of 17. When the cult collapsed, she set off on an adventure across continents to learn and experience life in the real world.
A visionary and entrepreneur, it was her corporate background and experience in leadership, strategic planning and management that inspired her to lead Teaspoons of Change from concept to organisation to have a bigger impact and influence for global change.
Her favourite Global Goal is Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
d’Arcy is the youngest of 6 children from rural South Australia but for the last 18 years he has travelled to more than 90 countries as a global citizen educator, keynote speaker, communications specialist and youth leadership facilitator with the likes of UNICEF, Gates Foundation, WHO, World’s Largest Lesson, JUMP Foundation, Global Citizen and many others.
d’Arcy has given almost 850 presentations to more than 75,000 people in the past 8 years and built two self-sufficient tiny houses.
His favourite Global Goal is Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production
Presenter / Workshop Facilitator
Rick is an ex-Australian Army Officer with extensive leadership and teamwork training experience . As well as several operational command appointments he held a range of instructional and training appointments that included responsibility for the personal development and leadership training of naval and military officer cadets within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and for Regional Defence Forces as instructor, guidance officer and mentor.
He was the inaugural Director of the Australian Defence Force Peacekeeping Centre (ADFPKC) and was appointed as a Senior Special Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for his authorship of a number of peacekeeping publications on behalf of the United Nations.
Since leaving the army Rick has worked with a variety of international organisations; corporate, government and non-government developing their leadership and team capability. Ricks workshops and programs focus on experiential education and learning, he enables individuals to embrace knowledge and transform it into practical tools.
His favourite Global Goal is Goal 1: No Poverty
Genevieve is proud to consider herself a self-made woman. She has found strength comes through unity with community and appreciates the values of working with society to make a positive difference.
Genevieve loves serving the community with many hats, including: The Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Patron for MOSH (Minimisation of Suicide Harm), the National Council of Women, South Australia, to note a few. Her passion for capturing stories has birthed a movement in Adelaide called #HerStory.
Born in Singapore, educated in the United States, graduating in Communications in the UK and now living in her fourth continent, her marketing, advertising, psychology, and business development knowledge are from a global perspective.
An optimist at heart, Genevieve believes that the world is a wonderful place where we can achieve the Global Goals, through Teaspoons of Change!
Her favourite Global Goals are Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Brendon is a director at DFK Gray Perry Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.
After joining DFK Gray Perry in 1999, he was admitted to the partnership in 2004. Every day, he uses core expertise in tax and business services to help clients identify strengths, pinpoint challenges and develop financial strategies to achieve their broader goals.
As a Registered Company Auditor, he also ensures that organisations meet their regulatory and statutory obligations. This involves coordinating audits across many industry sectors, including not-for-profit, superannuation, aged care, community care, and Aboriginal community organisations.
Brendon is currently the Treasurer of the United Nations Association of Australia (SA Division).
His favourite Global Goal is Goal 4: Quality Education