Meet the Team

Each of us is passionate about activating young Australians to be future ready!

Betsy Tolmer

Business & Development Director
Bachelor of Public Relations & Communications (Victoria University)

  • Recruitment specialist for award-winning global and boutique recruitment organisations
  • Over 6 years of experience in careers and recruitment in educational institutions and for the private sector
  • Over 5 years of experience working in events and stage management with leading organisations and production companies
  • Career and résumé mentoring for students and graduates (current)

Duncan MacRae

Mini BOSS Program Director
Bachelor of Media and Communications (The University of Melbourne)

  • Leading marketing and branding experience working for global brands: Holden, Disney, F1 Grand Prix, Racing Victoria, Simplot and The Salvation Army
  • International experience working with youth leadership programs in the USA
  • Global perspective on youth projects with an innovative approach to engagement
  • Experienced trainer and facilitator with over 8 years experience working with and running youth programs

Michelle Tripp

Program Director
Bachelor of Media - Global Media & Communications (University of South Australia)

  • Global experience directing and facilitating youth development programs across Australia, USA and South Africa
  • National experience coordinating and facilitating corporate team building events
  • Experienced and trained presenter with over 7 years experience developing educational training programs
  • Involvement with Stanford University conducted research program Challenge Success, measuring how 21st century skills such as resilience, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking improve academic engagement and student wellbeing

Marita D‘Amico

Founder & Director
Bachelor of Business - Marketing & Economics (Swinburne University of Technology)

  • Owner and director of businesses in China and Australia
  • Over 25 years of experience in business, marketing and communications
  • Experienced in local and international business, passionate about helping young Australians be global citizens
  • Member of AustCham Beijing
  • Participant in AustCham Beijing SME Working Group in Education
  • Member of the Australia China Business Council