Cofounder and director Marina Perryman has taught within community arts for twenty years. Bringing vast experience in arts-for-wellbeing leadership, Marina is hugely passionate about the positive impact the arts and music can have on our lives. Following her early career teaching dance and as Assistant Director of Herts Showtime Dancers; Marina relocated to Brighton in 2005 to embrace her love of music, play in numerous bands and train as a music teacher. Since 2008 Marina has led many music programmes for 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. The huge benefits people gain through shared music and arts activity has been reinforced for Marina daily throughout this work. 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.
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 and is Manager of Therapeutic Services at Brighton Women’s Centre.
Charlotte cofounded Resonate in 2019 through her deep appreciation of creativity as a route to self-actualisation and holistic health. Within her role at Resonate, Charlotte leads on wellbeing support and supervision for arts-practitioners.