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PO Box 30
Northlands, Western Australia
Australia

(+61) 433 130 237

12 Buckets, located in Perth Western Australia, is an early intervention strengths-based mentoring organisation established as a charity for local children who need extra support in life and learning.

The predominantly volunteer run organisation is committed to innovation and generosity, helping children discover their capacity to give - regardless of background or circumstance.

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Meet the Staff of 12 Buckets.

 The difference Travis wants to make in the world is being part of helping other people flourish - especially those whose circumstances or background work to prevent that from happening.  Travis is the founder and CEO of 12 Buckets.  He has over 20 years experience in community services, volunteer management and social entrepreneurship.  Over the past 8 years, Travis has been instrumental in the design and successful implementation of 12 Buckets’ programs and operations. Travis is currently completing his Master of Business Administration through Curtin University.  Travis is grateful to be the husband of Emily and father of Boston, Tahlia and Banjo.

The difference Travis wants to make in the world is being part of helping other people flourish - especially those whose circumstances or background work to prevent that from happening.

Travis is the founder and CEO of 12 Buckets.  He has over 20 years experience in community services, volunteer management and social entrepreneurship.  Over the past 8 years, Travis has been instrumental in the design and successful implementation of 12 Buckets’ programs and operations. Travis is currently completing his Master of Business Administration through Curtin University.

Travis is grateful to be the husband of Emily and father of Boston, Tahlia and Banjo.

Travis FItch

Founder & CEO

 


 Kathryn is our School Liaison at Balga Primary School and the School Liaison Coordinator for 12 Buckets.  Kathryn has enjoyed working in the community services sector since 2004.  Kathryn is passionate about helping others and making a positive difference in their lives. She has worked in the areas of Hospitality, Family Dispute Resolution and Mental Health. Kathryn has also volunteered with community organisations including The Esther Foundation (a young women’s residential health, development and leadership program).  Kathryn is married to Steve, and together they are enjoying raising their two young daughters.

Kathryn is our School Liaison at Balga Primary School and the School Liaison Coordinator for 12 Buckets.

Kathryn has enjoyed working in the community services sector since 2004.  Kathryn is passionate about helping others and making a positive difference in their lives. She has worked in the areas of Hospitality, Family Dispute Resolution and Mental Health. Kathryn has also volunteered with community organisations including The Esther Foundation (a young women’s residential health, development and leadership program).

Kathryn is married to Steve, and together they are enjoying raising their two young daughters.

KAthryn Bekker

School Liaison Coordinator

 


 Tim is our School Liaison at Boyare Primary School.  Tim has been involved in children’s and youth work for the past 10 years and he is passionate about impacting the lives of young people.  Tim is currently studying his degree in youth work. He has also spent time working in disability care, and before that as a carpenter.  Tim is married to Chelsea and, together, they are the loving parents of their young sons Darcy and Levi.

Tim is our School Liaison at Boyare Primary School.

Tim has been involved in children’s and youth work for the past 10 years and he is passionate about impacting the lives of young people.

Tim is currently studying his degree in youth work. He has also spent time working in disability care, and before that as a carpenter.

Tim is married to Chelsea and, together, they are the loving parents of their young sons Darcy and Levi.

tim rutter

school Liaison


 Kylie-Jo is our School Liaison at Koondoola Primary School.  Kylie-Jo comes from a background in Teaching, Business Administration, Art Therapy and Counselling, where she has worked with a diverse range of individuals and groups.  Her passion is helping children and adults to live, love, imagine and create the lives they want to live. Kylie-Jo believes that everyone should have the opportunity  to flourish in life and works hard to give those opportunities to others.  Kylie-Jo has a passion for art, music and helping people. She loves to combine her passions and diverse range of skills with working in the 12 Buckets Team at Koondoola Primary and giving back to the community.

Kylie-Jo is our School Liaison at Koondoola Primary School.

Kylie-Jo comes from a background in Teaching, Business Administration, Art Therapy and Counselling, where she has worked with a diverse range of individuals and groups.

Her passion is helping children and adults to live, love, imagine and create the lives they want to live. Kylie-Jo believes that everyone should have the opportunity

to flourish in life and works hard to give those opportunities to others.

Kylie-Jo has a passion for art, music and helping people. She loves to combine her passions and diverse range of skills with working in the 12 Buckets Team at Koondoola Primary and giving back to the community.

KYLIE-JO BARKER

SCHOOL LIAISON


 Samantha is our school liaison at North Balga Primary School. Samantha has experienced a varied scope of work, ranging from hairdressing and weight loss consultancy, to being self-employed. Samantha is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences/Counselling and loving it.  Samantha’s passions revolve around helping others to achieve greatness in their lives by assisting individuals to believe in the best version of themselves. Samantha is artistically driven and enjoys a range of hobbies including, photography, upcycling old furniture, reading and arts and crafts. Samantha invests in her own mental health through regular meditation and walking.  Samantha is married to Phil and together they have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl aged 6 and 9. Samantha’s favourite quote is “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore”- William Faulkner.

Samantha is our school liaison at North Balga Primary School. Samantha has experienced a varied scope of work, ranging from hairdressing and weight loss consultancy, to being self-employed. Samantha is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences/Counselling and loving it.

Samantha’s passions revolve around helping others to achieve greatness in their lives by assisting individuals to believe in the best version of themselves. Samantha is artistically driven and enjoys a range of hobbies including, photography, upcycling old furniture, reading and arts and crafts. Samantha invests in her own mental health through regular meditation and walking.

Samantha is married to Phil and together they have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl aged 6 and 9. Samantha’s favourite quote is “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore”- William Faulkner.

SAMANTHA STRAHAN

SCHOOL LIAISON


 Nicki is the Events and Partnerships Manager for 12 Buckets.  Nicki has enjoyed working in the for-purpose sector for the past six years as well as running her own team building company. She is driven by her passion to assist people to bring out their best and giving back to the community is a priority.  Nicki has more than 18 years' experience in training and development. She holds her Diploma of Life Coaching and Cert IV in Training and Assessment and NLP Practitioner Certificate.  She loves Mahatma Gandhi's quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world".  Nicki is happily married with two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous granddaughter.

Nicki is the Events and Partnerships Manager for 12 Buckets.

Nicki has enjoyed working in the for-purpose sector for the past six years as well as running her own team building company. She is driven by her passion to assist people to bring out their best and giving back to the community is a priority.

Nicki has more than 18 years' experience in training and development. She holds her Diploma of Life Coaching and Cert IV in Training and Assessment and NLP Practitioner Certificate.

She loves Mahatma Gandhi's quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Nicki is happily married with two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous granddaughter.

NICKI MCKENZIE

EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER


 Melinda Tognini has always been a scribbler of stories, and cannot imagine a life without words. But she has also worked as a pharmacy assistant, youth worker, chaplain and teacher.  She completed a Master of Arts in writing and her feature articles, travel writing and personal essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Australia and the US.  Melinda is passionate about telling ‘invisible’ stories – those stories absent from or sidelined in the dominant narratives of our history – and empowering others to find their voice. After growing up surrounded by the bush, bauxite and beaches of North East Arnhem Land, she now resides in Perth with her husband and two children.

Melinda Tognini has always been a scribbler of stories, and cannot imagine a life without words. But she has also worked as a pharmacy assistant, youth worker, chaplain and teacher.

She completed a Master of Arts in writing and her feature articles, travel writing and personal essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Australia and the US.

Melinda is passionate about telling ‘invisible’ stories – those stories absent from or sidelined in the dominant narratives of our history – and empowering others to find their voice. After growing up surrounded by the bush, bauxite and beaches of North East Arnhem Land, she now resides in Perth with her husband and two children.

Melinda Tognini

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