Adam Cooper (Member and Non-Executive Director)
Adam is a strategic consultant and fundraiser with broad experience in the arts, primarily music organisations. One of the youngest ever recipients of an Executive MBA from Durham University Business School, Adam was also part of the inaugural cohort of AFP Fundraising Fellows, and one of the first recipients of the Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy.
Adam is an experienced Trustee, previously being Vice Chair of Relate North East, and currently a Trustee at Tender Arts.
Eleanor is an experienced musician, community musician and project manager specialising in vocal delivery, ukulele joy and family learning. She has led the Loud and Clear project at Sage Gateshead since 2009 using the Artist Pedagogue Learning Framework to underpin all activity, working with foster families, adoptive families, young carers, families on the edge of care and more.
Eleanor is committed to using music as a tool for fun, engagement, confidence and enriching relationships and therefore feels very privileged to be working with Blue Cabin.
In her spare time, Eleanor likes to sing (some more) and sew.
Marc Jones (Member and Non-Executive Director)
Marc graduated from Durham with a BSc in Geography and went on to study communication and people-based approaches to leadership. Working across a number of fields from international branding to foster care, Marc has always championed the experience of the person an organisation is designed to serve in his work.
Most recently, as Development Manager in a not-for-profit specialist foster care agency, Marc has become adept at consulting with people and teams to discover the approaches and environments necessary to enable people to thrive.
In his own time Marc mainly likes to be outside in the elements but will happily settle for some beautiful coffee and delicious treats to accompany.
Marc is really enthusiastic about working with Blue Cabin because of the potential it has to change the lived experiences and the told stories of people it touches and their futures, resonating with his own professional mission of creating change for those who need it most.