Category: Staff

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 journalist, presenter and public relations/media specialist.

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 NSW Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO)Board, the National Indigenous Culinary Institute and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, travelling nationally to attend competitions with her girls.
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 journalist, presenter and public relations/media specialist.

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

Amber McNaughton is an events manager with fifteen years of industry experience. She has a breadth of experience in stage management. Amber has a Diploma in Journalism and a passion for live events, organisational management and working with creative people.

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 NSW Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO)Board, the National Indigenous Culinary Institute and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, travelling nationally to attend competitions with her girls.
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.

Chelsea Thompson

Event and Project Manager

Chelsea Thompson is an event planner, stage manager and trained photographer. With over a decade of experience in the events industry, Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) and an Advance Diploma in Events Entertainment & Design. Her experience extends from event project management and artist management to event styling. She has worked on events, ranging from large scale corporate functions to intimate, private celebrations and product launches.

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 journalist, presenter and public relations/media specialist.

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 NSW Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO)Board, the National Indigenous Culinary Institute and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, travelling nationally to attend competitions with her girls.
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 journalist, presenter and public relations/media specialist.

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

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 journalist, presenter and public relations/media specialist.

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. While working in Federal Government, Katie gained a good understanding of how the systems and funding work to help achieve community aspirations.

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 wrangling her two children and tending to her four free range chickens who live a good and happy life, shared with family pupper Ralphy.

Laura La Rosa

Communications Officer

Laura La Rosa is a proud Darug and Calabrian woman, writer, illustrator and graphic designer. Her work spans all facets of visual and written communication, across both the arts, publishing and corporate sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design) where she was awarded two Dean’s awards for academic excellence. She writes feature content, memoir, film and literary critique, as well as essays that discuss cultural studies, feminism and popular culture. Her written work has appeared in Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, SBS, Sydney Review of Books, and The Big Issue.

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 journalist, presenter and public relations/media specialist.

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 NSW Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO)Board, the National Indigenous Culinary Institute and a member of the Commonwealth Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Away from work, Mayrah has been a long time calisthenics coach, travelling nationally to attend competitions with her girls.
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.

Talei Elu

Public Relations and Communications Officer

Talei is a proud Torres Strait Islander and Fijian woman from the remote community of Seisia in Cape York.

Talei joined the team in 2020 as our Public Relations and Communications Officer after working for the Federal Government to support a range of initiatives for remote Indigenous communities. Community engagement and getting people involved is her favourite aspect of the work. Talei brings her experience and passion for visual storytelling to her role.

Talei founded Faces of the Straits, a social media platform which showcases the beauty, diversity, and stories of Torres Strait Islanders.

Always thinking about capturing stories and showcasing culture, Talei is often seen with a camera or voice recorder in hand when she’s travelling back home to Torres Strait and Cape York. In her downtime Talei pursues her love of photography and surfing and will take any opportunity to be close to the ocean.

She has a fur baby named Oz who has been living a life of luxury since being rescued.