Category: Team

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Mayrah Sonter is a proud Wiradjuri woman with close ties to Sydney’s Aboriginal community of Redfern. With over a decade of experience producing events and media for corporate and government organisations, Mayrah is also an accomplished communications professional and presenter.

Mayrah inspires the team each and every day with her infectious work-ethic, can-do attitude, and boundless enthusiasm. What motivates her the most is doing meaningful work that helps to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and getting to work with a team of hardworking and compassionate individuals.

As head of events at the Deadly Vibe Group, Mayrah event-managed the Deadly Awards, the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in communities across Australia, and the national Vibe Alive festivals.

Mayrah is the current Chair of the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), is a member of the Google RAP Advisory Council and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, loves to watch home renovation shows and listen to podcasts.

When some well deserved downtime calls, you’ll likely find Mayrah hanging out with hubby Matt, meticulously planning some other aspect of her life, or sunning by the beach with a book in hand and her weekly planner never far from reach.

Mayrah wins the 33 Creative awards for most frequent flyer miles clocked in any given year as well best motivational quote finder.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Mayrah Sonter is a proud Wiradjuri woman with close ties to Sydney’s Aboriginal community of Redfern. With over a decade of experience producing events and media for corporate and government organisations, Mayrah is also an accomplished communications professional and presenter.

Mayrah inspires the team each and every day with her infectious work-ethic, can-do attitude, and boundless enthusiasm. What motivates her the most is doing meaningful work that helps to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and getting to work with a team of hardworking and compassionate individuals.

As Co-Director, Georgia makes sure we are all happy and healthy and living our values every day, keeping a good balance of work to keep us engaged and inspired, and making sure our clients are happy and their needs are being met. Georgia says she loves working with creative, fun, and compassionate people doing work that makes a difference.

Georgia brings plenty of compassion and creative energy, an inspiring work ethic, professionalism, and personal pride to her work in delivering successful products and campaigns for clients and positive outcomes for community.

She’s also the person you go to if you’re looking for a good zumba class, some yoga tips (we swear she must be double jointed) or a critical review of the latest binge-worthy Netflix/Stan drama series.   

When she’s not kicking goals at 33 HQ, Georgia is enjoying life at home with photographer hubby Andrew, teenage son Louis and Puggle, Zappa, enjoying some fine dining and quality caffeinated beverages while planning the next family getaway.

33 Creative Co-Founder and Co-Director, Georgia Cordukes, makes sure we are all happy and healthy and living our values every day, keeping a good balance of work to keep us engaged and inspired, and making sure our clients are happy and that their needs are being met. Georgia says she loves working with creative, fun, and compassionate people doing work that makes a difference. Georgia brings plenty of creative energy, professionalism, and can do attittude to her work in delivering successful products and campaigns for clients and positive outcomes for community.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Alex is a proud Wagadagam and Meriam woman from the Torres Strait. After growing up in Mission Beach, Alex moved south to pursue a Bachelor of Communication (MA Journalism and Media and Communications) at the University of Technology. She joined our team at the beginning of 2023 as a Communications Project Officer, after working as a journalist for the National Indigenous Radio Service. Since then, she has emerged as a professional journalist, presenter and rugby league commentator. Alex is determined to utilise her communication and media skills to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and create meaningful change.

As head of events at the Deadly Vibe Group, Mayrah event-managed the Deadly Awards, the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in communities across Australia, and the national Vibe Alive festivals.

Mayrah is the current Chair of the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), is a member of the Google RAP Advisory Council and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, loves to watch home renovation shows and listen to podcasts.

When some well deserved downtime calls, you’ll likely find Mayrah hanging out with hubby Matt, meticulously planning some other aspect of her life, or sunning by the beach with a book in hand and her weekly planner never far from reach.

Mayrah wins the 33 Creative awards for most frequent flyer miles clocked in any given year as well best motivational quote finder.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Mayrah Sonter is a proud Wiradjuri woman with close ties to Sydney’s Aboriginal community of Redfern. With over a decade of experience producing events and media for corporate and government organisations, Mayrah is also an accomplished communications professional and presenter.

Mayrah inspires the team each and every day with her infectious work-ethic, can-do attitude, and boundless enthusiasm. What motivates her the most is doing meaningful work that helps to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and getting to work with a team of hardworking and compassionate individuals.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Alex is a proud Wagadagam and Meriam woman from the Torres Strait. After growing up in Mission Beach, Alex moved south to pursue a Bachelor of Communication (MA Journalism and Media and Communications) at the University of Technology. She joined our team at the beginning of 2023 as a Communications Project Officer, after working as a journalist for the National Indigenous Radio Service. Since then, she has emerged as a professional journalist, presenter and rugby league commentator. Alex is determined to utilise her communication and media skills to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and create meaningful change.

As head of events at the Deadly Vibe Group, Mayrah event-managed the Deadly Awards, the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in communities across Australia, and the national Vibe Alive festivals.

Mayrah is the current Chair of the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), is a member of the Google RAP Advisory Council and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, loves to watch home renovation shows and listen to podcasts.

When some well deserved downtime calls, you’ll likely find Mayrah hanging out with hubby Matt, meticulously planning some other aspect of her life, or sunning by the beach with a book in hand and her weekly planner never far from reach.

Mayrah wins the 33 Creative awards for most frequent flyer miles clocked in any given year as well best motivational quote finder.

Emily Nicol

Production Manager

Emily is a proud Birri Gubba/Ugarem media professional living and working on Gadigal country with a diverse background in journalism, radio, TV and the music industry. An experienced Producer with a passion for storytelling, music, and Indigenous knowledge transmission, she is skilled in presenting, writing, hosting and curation.

Emily is also a writer and journalist/producer, who worked as an integral part of the team at National Indigenous TV over the past 6 years, and most recently joined 33 Creative as Production Manager where she hopes to continue using her skills and experience to connect people and create effective and positive change.

 

 

 

Emily’s passion for music and highlighting the work of First Nations artists is evident in her ongoing curation of Spotify’s ‘Blak Australia‘ playlist. She also serves as a Member of the Board of Advisors at Electronic Music Conference and the Board of Directors at MusicNSW.

You will often find her somewhere getting fresh air and nature with her two young daughters, streaming the latest sci-fi series or marvelling at the night sky.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Mayrah Sonter is a proud Wiradjuri woman with close ties to Sydney’s Aboriginal community of Redfern. With over a decade of experience producing events and media for corporate and government organisations, Mayrah is also an accomplished communications professional and presenter.

Mayrah inspires the team each and every day with her infectious work-ethic, can-do attitude, and boundless enthusiasm. What motivates her the most is doing meaningful work that helps to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and getting to work with a team of hardworking and compassionate individuals.

After studying media and communications at uni, Katie started her career in advertising before discovering a passion for community engagement and social policy. While working in Federal Government, Katie gained a good understanding of how the systems and funding work to help achieve community aspirations. In 2023 she completed a post graduate certificate in Social Impact with the UNSW Centre for Social Impact.

Katie says the most rewarding aspects of her work is getting to collaborate with passionate people, and getting to work across a diverse range of projects, from the big national campaigns to smaller community driven projects.

When she’s not donning her 33 Creative comms specialist hat, liaising with clients and writing strategy documents, Katie can be found spending time with family, in the garden or at the movies.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Mayrah Sonter is a proud Wiradjuri woman with close ties to Sydney’s Aboriginal community of Redfern. With over a decade of experience producing events and media for corporate and government organisations, Mayrah is also an accomplished communications professional and presenter.

Mayrah inspires the team each and every day with her infectious work-ethic, can-do attitude, and boundless enthusiasm. What motivates her the most is doing meaningful work that helps to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and getting to work with a team of hardworking and compassionate individuals.

As head of events at the Deadly Vibe Group, Mayrah event-managed the Deadly Awards, the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in communities across Australia, and the national Vibe Alive festivals.

Mayrah is the current Chair of the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), is a member of the Google RAP Advisory Council and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, loves to watch home renovation shows and listen to podcasts.

When some well deserved downtime calls, you’ll likely find Mayrah hanging out with hubby Matt, meticulously planning some other aspect of her life, or sunning by the beach with a book in hand and her weekly planner never far from reach.

Mayrah wins the 33 Creative awards for most frequent flyer miles clocked in any given year as well best motivational quote finder.

Trilby Ryan

Engagement and Project Manager

Wiradjuri yinaa Trilby Ryan works as our team’s Engagement and Project Manager. Trilby weaves this work around her two young children, a larger immediate family of 9 siblings, and managing her carpentry construction and farming partnership.

Trilby spent more than five years working in Parliament House Canberra as an adviser and in administration roles that offered the opportunity to travel extensively across Australia, meeting people from some remarkable and often quite remote communities. Prior to that, Trilby worked in the Australian Public Service and not-for-profit sector supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Trilby spent her childhood travelling around Australia in a motorhome, as well as fishing for freshwater bream and dodging crocodiles as she swam in the river whilst living on Garawa Country in the Northern Territory.

Trilby draws energy from the interesting and wide-reaching experiences of people she meets, and does all she can to open doors of opportunity for others throughout her networks.

Trilby holds two degrees in Social Science (Criminal Justice) (CSU) and Management (UC), a Diploma of Government and a Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership.

Working with 33 Creative, Trilby cherishes the opportunity to engage with people across the country, whilst living in Cowra NSW.

She’s willing to give almost anything a go, including roles such as 33 Creative’s own Fashion Coordinator for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremonies in 2019 and 2022.

Mayrah Sonter

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Alex is a proud Wagadagam and Meriam woman from the Torres Strait. After growing up in Mission Beach, Alex moved south to pursue a Bachelor of Communication (MA Journalism and Media and Communications) at the University of Technology. She joined our team at the beginning of 2023 as a Communications Project Officer, after working as a journalist for the National Indigenous Radio Service. Since then, she has emerged as a professional journalist, presenter and rugby league commentator. Alex is determined to utilise her communication and media skills to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and create meaningful change.

As head of events at the Deadly Vibe Group, Mayrah event-managed the Deadly Awards, the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in communities across Australia, and the national Vibe Alive festivals.

Mayrah is the current Chair of the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), is a member of the Google RAP Advisory Council and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, loves to watch home renovation shows and listen to podcasts.

When some well deserved downtime calls, you’ll likely find Mayrah hanging out with hubby Matt, meticulously planning some other aspect of her life, or sunning by the beach with a book in hand and her weekly planner never far from reach.

Mayrah wins the 33 Creative awards for most frequent flyer miles clocked in any given year as well best motivational quote finder.