We at C+B are a fun-loving bunch, all creative professionals with business experience, and all keen to help you be creative, make money, and love your work. Meet the team behind the scenes and find out more about our experience, our creative lives, and how we can help you.
Monica Davidson, Doyenne
Monica is the boss, and also very bossy. She is the lead business advisor for C+B, and conducts most of our workshops and presentations. She also comes up with most of the zany ideas for new things to do. Monica loves working with more experienced businesses and arts organisations. She is our keynote specialist, and the loudest person in the office. She adores salty language, and has no idea where the tea towels live. Still.
Creative Professions: Filmmaker, Writer. Monica is one of our NSW Business Connect advisors.
Irene Lemon, Maven
Irene is an experienced creative industries business advisor who loves start-ups and freelance businesses. She is phenomenal at grant and tender writing, and is a fan of social entrepreneurs and female-driven businesses. Irene is based in lovely downtown Armidale. She is responsible for co-ordinating all our Llama Memes.
Creative Professions: Actor, Puppeteer, Storyteller. Irene is one of our NSW Business Connect advisors.
Robyn Saurine, Self-Employment Sibyl
Robyn is a renaissance woman, a world traveller and visual artist who has exhibited in Singapore, the US and Australia. She holds a Bachelor in Business with Honours in Management, and is currently studying for her Bachelor of Art and Design. She is based in the Northern Rivers of NSW and is a fan of all kinds of creative business. She has brought peace, love and yoga to our team. Some of us are less keen on the yoga bit than others.
Creative Professions: Visual Artist, Yogi. Robyn is one of our NSW Business Connect advisors.
Kylie Burke, Creative Cicerone
Kylie is a coach, advisor and facilitator who has worked with senior leaders, emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from across the creative industries. She has also worked in policy, compliance and governance for AFTRS, the ABC and the BBC. Kylie is also organised, patient, resilient and hilarious – as only the mother of teenagers can be.
Creative Professions: Media and Broadcasting. Kylie is one of our NSW Business Connect advisors.
Wendi Lanham, Chef d’Affaires
Wendi is the Business Manager of C+B and runs the show. She started young in her creative professions, and combined her craft with a Diploma of Business Management and a Bachelor of Performance while also working overseas as a model. She is annoyingly accomplished, and a multitasker who can make up a song about her tasks, at the same time.
Creative Professions: Actor, Model
Lillie Brown, Sergeant-at-Arms
Lillie is our Executive Assistant and Marketing Guru. She has worked in the arts for several years, first as the Arts Administration Officer at Southern Tableland Arts and now as our resident keeper of the calendars. She loves helping young regional creatives get their business act together, and she is our Fashion Icon. Just don’t cross her…
Creative Professions: Textiles, Fashion, Renegade Embroidery
Clio Davidson-Lynch, Concierge
Clio is our Admin Assistant and Content Creator. She is the quiet achiever in a very noisy office, and responsible for making sure everything is working properly. She is responsible for all our data, and writing reports, and she works for C+B while also studying Creative Writing at university and finishing off her first novel. Clio can always be found in the kitchen at parties.
Creative Professions: Writer
Sarah Lord, Shogun
Sarah was instrumental in helping C+B grow from a one-woman show to the thriving and hilarious company that it is today. She was our first general manager, and is the keeper of all our internal knowledge. Sarah currently heads up our Queensland office, and won’t hesitate to table-flip when faced with inefficiency.
Creative Professions: Dancer, VFX Make-Up Artist, Maker