Marina Perryman – CEO

Resonate’s cofounder and CEO Marina Perryman has delivered community arts projects for over twenty years. Bringing vast experience in arts-for-wellbeing leadership, Marina is hugely passionate about the positive impact that the arts and music can have on our lives. She believes everyone should have access to community arts as a means for wellbeing, social connection and creative exploration.

Following her early career as a dance teacher and Assistant Director at Herts Showtime Dancers, Marina relocated to Brighton in 2005 to pursue a life in music: playing in bands, studying Music Production and training as a music teacher. Through these experiences, she discovered and fell in love with the field of Community Music and has never looked back.

Since 2008 Marina has led many music programmes to support the wellbeing of people in challenging circumstances through organisations including; AudioActive, The Crew Club, Community Music, Rhythmix, Dv8 Training, Brighton Youth Centre, Sidney de Haan Centre for Arts and Health and SparkedEcho.

Marina gained her PGCE in 2011 (University of Brighton)and HE Cert in Music Workshops Skills in 2014 (Goldsmiths University of London).

Marina cofounded Resonate in 2019 through her commitment to provide opportunities for individuals and communities to flourish through experiences in arts and music.

Charlotte Almond – Director of Services

Cofounder and director Charlotte Almond brings extensive experience of supporting people in challenging circumstances; through coordinating and managing services within the community and voluntary sector since 2008. As a graduate in Peace and Development, Charlotte worked for six years at Head Office of the British Red Cross within Strategy and in Emergency Planning and Response. Charlotte relocated to the South Coast in 2014 for post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Counselling, working within front-line services for marginalised communities and embracing a passion for social entrepreneurship. Charlotte cofounded of Brighton Counselling Collective in 2017. Charlotte has managed therapeutic services in Brighton and Hove for Brighton Women’s Centre, Cruse Bereavement Care and the MacMillan Horizon Centre.

Charlotte cofounded Resonate in 2019 through her deep appreciation of music and creativity as a route to self-actualisation and holistic wellbeing.

Dave Brand – Director of Operations & Finance

Dave brand has worked within third sector organisational development roles since 2016. He now specialises in charity and voluntary sector operations and finance.

After graduating with a Masters degree in Philosophy, Dave’s passion for music and his early career experiences with Nordoff Robbins ignited his interest in organisations committed to making a positive social impact through music. Dave supported a large team of music leaders at Rhythmix for three years and has secured partnerships and funding for a wide range of community music projects

Dave particularly enjoys supporting organisations to run smoothly and efficiently through the establishment of robust operational systems. He has undertaken AAT training to support his work in accounting and finance.

Dave joined Resonate as Development Manager in 2020 and is now Director of Operations and Finance.