This Is My Story

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Chasing the neighbour's cat with a tape recorder, interviewing my family about who ate what for breakfast, these are the humble beginnings of my love affair with audio.

I had my first real taste for radio when I was 15 during work experience at a local community station. Since then I’ve presented and produced shows for Radio AdelaideBLU FmThe Community Radio Network and worked on various programs for the ABC.

I worked my way through a Grad Dip in Radio Broadcasting from AFTRS while simultaneously running a small handmade ceramics business. For 7 years I supplied shops and galleries worldwide with my handmade porcelain. My stockist list included The Art Gallery of NSW & The National Gallery of Australia and I soon became a brand ambassador for Etsy Australia. I like to make stuff, and I still spend the occasional weekend in the makers studio. You can view that crafty little handmade business here:  www.mrspetersonpottery.com

My latest role is presenting and producing the ABC Kids Listen podcast Imagine This. The show is in it’s successful 3rd season, and I am privileged to pick the brains of Australia’s top scientist and academics to answer the tricky questions asked by young children. It’s an honour to chat with preschoolers and broadcast their delightful voices and ideas for the world to hear.

I thrive by working with communities, collaborating with a diverse range of outstanding people and reaching outside my comfort zone. In my spare time I’m slowly ticking away at a post graduate degree in Psychology. Human exploration and finding the real story within the story are the motivating forces behind my work and this portfolio site. The desire to share through sound, photography, film and media is lifelong learning that I will never tire from. Where to from here?