Kathryn is bisexual, queer and non-binary. She has training in psychological research, and worked in counselling for a number of years. During 2011-2014, they served on the committee of Bisexual Alliance Victoria and ran education sessions on bisexuality. She rejoined the Bi-Alliance committee in August 2021. Kathryn joined Transgender Victoria's training team in 2014.
Kathryn’s passion is ensuring that people are supported to be the best they can be. This passion informs their work, including the upskilling allies and professionals to support people who are LGBTIQA+ and trans or gender diverse.
Andrew is a man assigned female at birth. He is Mother to his adult autistic son Tom. Andrew is a qualified trainer with a Communications Degree and enjoys putting this to good use in his training role with TGV.
Andrew's passions are the welfare of trans and gender diverse prisoners and the dedicated staff who look after them. He also values opportunities in partnering with service providers to remove systemic disadvantages. Andrew is a co-founder of The Shed, a support group for transmasculine people, started in 2013. He believes trans and gender diverse people are awesome and can offer unique insight into the gender assumptions governing our world.
Nicole is non-binary and queer, and has worked in the mental health field as a clinician and therapist for 15 years in Australia and the USA. They have worked with young people, adults and older adults in a variety of clinical, community and crisis response settings. Nicole is passionate about the crucial role of providing inclusive and gender affirming mental health and medical care. They joined TGV in 2022 and are excited to offer support to organisations to feel better equipped in providing care to the LGBTIQA+ community.
Rudi is a trans non-binary person who is queer and was born in Aotearoa (New Zealand). They have a background in the arts. They originally trained as a contemporary dancer, and has been engaged as a dancer, choreographer, producer, production & stage manager, festival worker, photographer, writer, to name but a few.
Rudi is passionate about educating on trans and LGBTQIA+ experiences by sharing stories and their own lived experience. They use their unique perspective from the arts to inform their work as a trainer. They love to support allies in their desire to learn, with the common goal of making work and social spaces more comfortable, accepting and enjoyable for everyone.
Zoe is a pansexual trans woman with over ten years of training and public speaking experience. She has presented content to a wide variety of audiences from kindergartens to corporate groups, to aged care and enjoys the challenge of tailoring her training style to suit the needs of diverse groups.
Zoe has a strong passion for social justice and believes that education and exposure are the best ways to combat bigotry and oppression. She has previous acted as a facilitator for various LGBTIQA+ advocacy and social groups and has a personal interest in Transgender Healthcare.