The ChillOut Festival Team combines people who bring a wealth of ideas and experiences to the festival. Some are new to ChillOut and several have spent the past few years working on the festival. These committee members volunteer their time to plan and coordinate the Festival and related events.
The committee employs limited staff to assist with event coordination. Together we are a great team who aim to bring you a fabulous ChillOut 2018 and other events across the year.
The one thing that binds us together is our commitment to ChillOut and our shared determination to deliver a better festival each and every year.
We are always interested in hearing from people who may like to join our Management Committee or simply assist in the planning and organisation of ChillOut. Please contact the ChillOut office.
Belinda Brain – President. Festival roles – Carnival site manager, creative consultant
Gina Butera – Vice President. Festival roles – volunteer co-ordinator
This is Gina’s second year on the ChillOut Committee, who originally joined as the volunteer co-orindator. This was mostly due to her experience as volunteer at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and as a volunteer recruiter and volunteer for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. Gina also recently agreed to become the vice president of the committee.
When not Chillin out, Gina is a Business Analyst
Kaye Bricknall – Secretary. Festival roles – Food Vendors, bus providers.
Kaye is a Project Manager with over 30+ years of experience in technology and business projects, largely in State Government bodies. Kaye has been a committee member for 2 years performing the role of association secretary and assuring our compliance with our rules of association and Victorian Government reporting requirements. She has lived in the Hepburn Shire for the past 12 years and joined Chillout to “put back” into the LGBTI community.
Mark Mead - Treasurer. Festival roles – Pool party, Sunday night dance
This is Mark's 20th ChillOut and his first as part of the committee. After so many years of enjoying the festival it was time to give back and contribute to next years success. Mark is very excited to be part of the team for ChillOut 2018.
JD Evans - Committee Member. Festival roles- Lavish Lunch/worthy cause
Having volunteered for a couple of years, JD joined the committee to make a difference in her community by helping to keep this great festival going - this is her 3rd year.
She also coordinates the Maternal and Child Health Service for the Macedon Ranges Shire, and loves being involved with local theatre companies in her spare time
Jen Grinter - Committee Member. Festival roles – festival administration, ticketing, box office.
Merryn Tinkler - Committee Member. Festival roles – Festival Director
Lizzy Mathews - Committee Member. Festival roles – Logistics
This is Liz’s first year on the ChillOut Committee and she is excited to be part of the fun of the festival! Liz, her daughter and son-in-law are passionate about ChillOut and what it means to rainbow families just like theirs. Liz is thrilled to be part of ChillOut 2018!