Meet the Team
Co-founder & Managing Director
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.
As 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
Founder and Co-Director
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
Andy has travelled to more than 70 countries, most whilst working as as an Environmental Scientist and Business Development Manager for a global marine science company. When offshore, Andy led teams of scientists in undertaking marine environmental baseline and habitat surveys, and onshore delivering presentations to clients and conferences across Asia.
Andy has a passion for learning, either through direct engagement with different peoples and cultures or through academic study. He holds a bachelors degree in Psychology, an Environmental Science degree, a Masters degree in Oceanography and is currently doing an online Masters with the University of London in Global Diplomacy, adding to his expansive views on the world.
Andy believes the majority of people have great capacity for change for the better, each in their own way and he shares Teaspoons of Change vision and enthusiasm for promoting meaningful change to achieve the Global Goals.
His favourite Global Goal is Goal 14: Life Below Water
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
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