GradDip (Distinction) Interpretation: Management & Practice GradDip Heritage Studies
Officially the wearer of the red plait, Cath heads up all our heritage interpretation, illustration and sacred space projects. She brings 19 years experience of working within the public, private and charity sectors, in the UK and Australia.
Cath's skills lie in strategic interpretation planning and then bringing the big picture down to the detail - delving beneath the layers to find intangible meanings and create an in-depth story of place. She has won (as part of a team) two Planning Institute of Australia Awards for Planning Excellence - NSW (2003) and National (2004) for the management and interpretation plan of two Aboriginal art sites.
In 2019 Ozzie ran over the Rainbow Bridge to interpret the Summerlands. For many years he did interactive research for Red Plait through his passion for wildlife documentaries on TV. As a result of his gentle and friendly approach to clients, Ozzie was a founding member of the team.
MA (Distinction) Religion: The Rhetoric and Rituals of Death
BA (Hons) Death Loss and Palliative Care
With over 30 years experience in death care, Angie is responsible for Ichabod and his family, providing resources, guidance and care of the body training to specialist organisations and individuals.
Having worked with and around death since 1991, Angie holds an informed and unique perspective on mortality, death and caring for the dead. She has undertaken most of the practical tasks relating to funerals, including being a premises inspector for a Funeral Trade Organisation. She is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and is a member of Dying Matters Coalition.
Angie is the Founding Bishop of the Liberated Catholic Community for Independents and alongside mentoring seminary students, Angie now concentrates on practical tutoring with her Death Dummy Ichabod Smith. She was proud to have her unique work recognised in 2015 when she was honoured to be 1 of 5 finalists in the Good Funeral Award category: ‘Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death.’
As an artist and qualified NLP practitioner, Angie values an approach to teaching that includes mentoring the individual student’s vision and aspirations. Care of the Body classes follow a formula but evolve as the experience and needs of each unique group of students are explored and expanded.