Become a CMTO Trainer

The following provides information on each of the casual roles at the CMTO. All roles are offered on a casual basis and demand is driven by the training needs of the community radio stations in your geographic area.

How to apply for a casual role at the CMTO

 Review the requirements of our Trainer and Support roles below. You will be required to provide evidence of meeting the requirements.

Prepare your CV with the details of two referees who can speak to your experience in the media, VET and or disability support sectors.

Trainer Register

CMTO Trainers are chosen through a rigorous selection process which ensures that only people with a high level of skills and experience are employed. CMTO trainers must participate in professional development programs to ensure they are up to date in their knowledge about the industry. They are supervised closely by the CMTO Training Manager and Pathways Manager and report regularly on course progress.

Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor. Alan is an Electrical Engineer, and still works as a Systems Engineer as his day job.  Alan gained a Grad Cert Communications through CSU. Alan is a Trainer/ Assessor with CMTO. His experience includes Presenter and Board Member and Station Manager.  Alan currently volunteers at both 1WAYFM and 1RPH (Canberra).

Maia Bilyk

Maia Bilyk is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Martin Peralta

Martin Peralta is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Matthew Andrews

Matthew Andrews is a CMTO mentor based in Sydney, NSW.

Mikaela Ford

Mikaela Ford is the CMTO Pathways and Partnerships Manager as well as a pathways trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Nick Bennet

Nick Bennet is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Patrick Stack

Patrick Stack is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Peter Diskon

Peter Diskon

Peter Diskon is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Braidwood, NSW.

Phillip Bromley

Phillip Bromley is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Nimbin, NSW.

Stephen Pead


Stephen Pead is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Alex Smee

Alex Smee is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Moa Island, NSW.

Kevin Klehr

Kevin Klehr is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW

Nicola Joseph

Nicola Joseph is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is a CMTO Trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Justine Lloyd

Justine Lloyd is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Jacqueline Wright

Jacqueline Wright is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Newcastle NSW.

Jack Crane

Jack Crane is a CMTO Trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Huna Amweero

Huna Amweero is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

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Gemma Purves

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Gemma Purves has been involved with community radio for almost 10 years, starting off as a volunteer at Eastside Radio. Since then she has worked across community, commercial and public broadcasters as a journalist, station manager, and board member.

Before joining the community radio sector she spent several years working in financial services in London and a media analyst. She is currently the communications and content manager for 2RPH and is working on completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

She has presented various shows, including Arts and Drive and now presents a magazine show called From the Chamber discussing local council issues on 2RES 89.7FM.

Emma Ramsay

Emma Ramsay is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer based in Sydney, NSW. She has a TAE40110 Cert IV in training and assessment, a Bachelor of Art History and Theory and a Cert IV in Screen.

David Joseph

David Joseph is a CMTO Learning Assistant based in Sydney, NSW.

Craig Ford

Craig Ford

Craig Ford is a Gamilaraay man and experienced Business Operations Manager, skilled in planning, coaching, employee engagement, organizational development and business process improvement. He enjoys problem-solving, working with business partners, focusing on people, process and systems to find a WIN WIN solution. He is a strong operations professional with a Diploma in Business focused on frontline management.

Billy Macpherson

Billy Macpherson is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Belinda Lopez

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Belinda Lopez is a CMTO Trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

Barry Melville

Barry Melville is a CMTO Pathways Trainer based in Sydney, NSW

Anna Schinella

Anna Schinella

Anna Schinella is a CMTO Pathways Trainer based in Sydney, NSW.

John Maizels

John Maizels is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Kween G

Kween G

Kween G has many years' experience as a producer and presenter for the SBS Radio Sydney program, Alchemy. Former voluteer and employee at Radio Skid Row in community engagement and management. She is an active contributor to the music community in her former hip-hop group, KillaQueenz and still continues her solo carreer. She is a CMTO trainer and is an independent producer.

Emma Couch

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Emma Couch is a CMTO trainer and also works as the Student Support Officer. She studied journalism before working at community stations Koori Radio and Radio Skid Row. She was previously the Members Services Officer with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia having also worked as an English language teacher and on a news program with Sydney's Community Television station TVS.

Carol North-Samardzic

Carol North-Samardzic is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW. She has over 40 years’ experience as an educator, working with people of various ages across a diverse range of industries, organisations and professions. She became involved with radio as an undergraduate and continues to have a passion for the medium.

Andrew Segelov

Andrew Segelov is a Pathways Trainer based in Dubbo NSW.

Amy Moon

Amy Moon is a CMTO trainer based in Sydney, NSW. She has a long-standing commitment to adult education and lifelong learning. With a background in arts and music management, Amy has also worked in a number of community media roles including Member & Stakeholder Services Manager with the CBAA and Grants Administrator at the Community Broadcasting Foundation. With a background in arts and music management, Amy has also worked in a number of community media roles including Member & Stakeholder Services Manager with the CBAA and Grants Administrator at the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Martin Corben


Martin Corben is a CMTO Pathways and Accredited trainer. He is a media professional with diverse experience - including radio, web, video, audio and social media. His interviews and programs involving a mix of high-profile personalities and regular citizens have helped make him an award-winning journalist and program maker. He currently trains broadcasters across Australia in key skills of interviewing, reporting and presenting and delivers media spokesperson skills training to professional and Government organizations. After starting his media career in 2 BOB FM Community Radio, he joined ABC Radio as a reporter before going on to present State and National rural current affairs programs. His interviews were also heard on national ABC current affairs programs AM and PM. Martin was Regional Manager and Breakfast presenter at ABC North Coast (NSW) from 1996-2006 (#1 in market) and later moved to 702 ABC Sydney to work as a multimedia reporter, on-air presenter and Content Director.  Later at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) he initiated a nationwide regional training program in film, radio and TV skills. He has international experience in South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Myanmar, with an emphasis in regional and Indigenous media content.

Hannah Murray


Hannah Murray is a trainer and the former Student Services and Compliance Officer at CMTO. Hannah's passion for radio started in her teenage years, completing work experience at Newcastle's NXFM (now Hit106.9), and studying Entertainment Industry Music and Live Theatre Production as part of her schooling at Hunter School of the Performing Arts. Hannah holds a Master of Arts Management, a Bachelor of Music in Classical French Horn Performance and a Certificate II in Live Production. Prior to joining the CMTO, she worked at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) in various administration roles, finishing up her time there with the Community Radio Network (CRN). Hannah currently volunteers at Eastside Radio in Paddington, presenting her weekly show "The Gypsy Hot Club" on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm. She is also the newest member of the Technorama Board. When not in the studio or the office, you can most likely catch Hannah performing on French Horn in Orchestras or Chamber Music Ensembles around Australia, or with her raucous Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer band, Baltic Bar Mitzvah.

Jason Velleley

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Jason Velleley is the CMTO National Training Manager. Jason is an accomplished community broadcaster, with over 20 years of experience in community radio. He produces the nationally syndicated CRN program Aussie Music Weekly, and for many years provided in-house presenter training in his role as Training Coordinator at 2HHH FM. Additionally, Jason's 15+ years experience in business development and management in the banking and finance industry will be crucial to resource development for the Business Development Focused Training project. He is also an Accredited Trainer for the CMTO, with a Certificate IV in Assessment and Training.

Lex Marinos


Lex Marinos is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Drama (hons) as well as his TAE40110 Cert IV in training and assessment.

Angela Catterns

Angela Catterns is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor.  Angela is a well-known Australian media veteran, having worked in radio, TV and film.  She has broadcast on every ABC radio network – Triple J, Local Radio, Networked Local Radio, NewsRadio, Radio National and Classic FM. She has also broadcast on commercial stations in Sydney and in Washington DC. She is a public speaker and MC and has made several popular podcast series.  She is the voice of the Sydney Opera House, presents a Qantas Inflight music channel, is an Ambassador for several charities, and has lived on and off in the Northern Rivers region since 1973.  

Gavin Ivey

Gavin Ivey is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor. Gavin is an experienced Program Manager with a wealth of experience in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Industries. He was involved with Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation since 1994, and has held many off and on air roles during that time. Gavin’s experience in production coordination, outside broadcast coordination and program management is instrumental to his role as a CMTO Trainer and mentor.

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor. Sharon is a multi-award winning investigative journalist and producer. As well as work for ABC TV, Radio and Online, her programs have been broadcast around the world - on the BBC, major U.S. networks and throughout Africa. She has received both international and national recognition for work. She is a four-time winner of Australia’s most prestigious journalism award, the Walkley Award. She has also won awards at the New York International Radio Festival and Chicago's Third Coast Festival as well as the United Nations Media Peace Prize on four occasions. Last year her two programs for Australian Story, 'Into The Fog of War', co-produced with Helen Grasswill, were finalists in the Walkley Awards in two categories. Sharon’s radio career began at 2SER, and she is a passionate supporter of community radio. While living in South Africa after the first democratic election, Sharon helped set up community radio stations and training throughout the country. Sharon also lectures in journalism and media at the University of Technology in Sydney.  

Heli Newton

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Heli Newton is the former CMTO Pathways Manager and is a current Pathways Trainer and Hindenburg Specialist. Heli cut his teeth in community media by volunteering at FBi Radio in broadcasting music specialist programs and lending a hand in FBi's arts and audio production teams. Aside from his contributions to community radio, Heli is a multi-instrumentalist in various projects that has seen him to play at Dark Mofo (Tasmania), Gizzfest (Victoria), Soft Centre (Sydney) and at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid LIVE (Sydney).




Ian Crouch

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Ian Crouch is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor. Ian has been involved with radio for the past 30 years. After completing Grant Goldman's Future School of Radio course, he joined 2CCR-FM at Baulkham Hills in 1993, preparing and reading the news for the breakfast program. Ian also served on the station's Board of Management and headed up the Technical Committee, overseeing the design and construction of Studio 2 and became the Station Manager. Ian went to AFTRS and commenced his commercial radio career in 1996. He's worked at i98fm Wollongong, 2DU/ZOO-FM Dubbo, 2NM/Power-FM Muswellbrook and 2HD/NEW-FM Newcastle, and was seconded to the Macquarie network (2GB/3AK) to cover the 2001 federal election. Ian moved back into Community Radio in 2010, taking up the full time positon of News Director at 2NUR-FM, Newcastle. Over the past 13 years at 2NUR, Ian has trained and mentored more than 300 students studying for their Communications Degree at the University of Newcastle, with many of those going on to start their careers in broadcast journalism. He says "Being a mentor is enormously satisfying. You have the great privilege of seeing your mentee grow and develop in skill and confidence, often going on to make a significant contribution to society through the media. Producers involved in the NFDS have a brilliant opportunity to cut their teeth on a major project, which in turn gets them national exposure and recognition. From there, the sky's the limit!"

Jeremy Conlon

Jeremy Conlon is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Evan Wyatt


Evan Wyatt is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Darwin, NT.

Benjamin Erin

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Benjamin Erin is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Alice Springs, NT.

Barbara Clifford

Barbara Clifford

Barbara Clifford is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Lynda McCaffery

Lynda McCaffery is a CMTO Mentor. Lynda is the Principal Producer with Beautiful Productions, the business she established in January 2016 and operates from her home office and studio in Darwin.  Lynda is an award-winning Radio Producer who got her start as a volunteer with 2SER and now has about 30 years experience in the Australian radio industry in several tiers (Community, Indigenous, Commercial and Public) – and within the tertiary education – at Monash, RMIT and James Cook Universities and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honours in Australian History and Writing Women’s History from the University of Sydney, where she also completed a second major in Psychology and graduated in 1989; her History honours thesis was titled, Don’t Call me Gurley: Cosmopolitan Magazine in Australia, 1973-1988. In addition, she has a Master of Education from James Cook University conferred in 2007 and, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Charles Darwin University, awarded in  2009.

David Melzer

David Melzer is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Erin Dick

Erin Dick is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Georgie Tunny

Georgie Tunny is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Jeff Cullen

Jeff Cullen is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Johan Lee

Johan Lee is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Louise Olsen

Louise Olsen is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Victoria.

Madeleine Macquine

Madeleine Macquine is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Maureen O'Keefe

Maureen O'Keefe is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Geelong, Victoria.

Molly George

Molly George is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Ren Cuttriss

Ren Cuttriss is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Regional Victoria.

Tracey Holmes

Tracey Holmes is a CMTO trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Zain Nabi

Zain Nabi is a CMTO pathways trainer in Melbourne, Victoria.

Aimee Craig

Aimee Craig is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Agnes Cusack

Agnes is a pathways trainer from Melbourne, Victoria. She holds her TAE40116 Cert IV in Training & Assessment.

Denise Kuchmar

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I have been in the Vocational Education and Training Sector for nearly 30 years. I started out delivering customer service training.  After completing my Associate Diploma in Education and Training in 1998 I went on to work for the Victorian Council of the YMCA, launching their first traineeship program in Certificate II in Sport and Recreation of which I delivered and assessed some of the training.

Starting up DDK Consulting bigger and even better things happened in my VET journey.  I was fortunate to spread my wings and work for several Registered Training Organisations over the years. I worked in a variety of roles.  Those roles have included, Training Manager, Training Coordinator, Internal Auditor-Compliance and quality Management Consultant, Student management, Trainer/Assessor, YMCA National Traineeship Coordinator, YMCA National Training Manager, YMCA Jobskills Training Coordinator, Diamond Valley Learning Centre - ACFE (Adult Community Further Education) Coordinator. My role at DVLC changed to Compliance and Quality Management.

My expertise at the time of completing my Associate Diploma was in Radio Broadcasting.  I joined the CBAA Training arm until it closed and then CMTO was launched a few years later.  I submitted my expression of interest to work for CMTO when they launched and have been a casual trainer/assessor for them ever since. I have delivered and assessed Certificate II in Creative Industries, Certificate III in Broadcasting (Radio),  Certificate III and IV in Screen and Media and CMTO Pathways programs.  I have also had the pleasure in other project work with the CMTO such as internal auditing and validation, Mentor and Coach for the Take-it-on-Leadership programs, validation and proof-reading documents.

Claire Stutchbery

Claire Stuchbery

Claire Stutchbery is the Executive Director of the Local & Independent News Association and a CMTO pathways trainer based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Andrew Wells

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Andrew Wells is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer.  He has his TAE40110 Cert IV in training and assessment and Cert IV in Project Management.

Anita Michalski

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Anita Michalski is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer based in Melbourne. She has a TAE40110 Cert IV in training and assessment and an Advanced Diploma of Screen .

Maddy Macfarlane

Maddy Macfarlane is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor. Maddy has been broadcasting at PBS 106.7FM in Collingwood, Naarm (Melbourne), since completing her announcer training 2006. PBS is a music-focused station, and she adores how vibrant Melbourne’s music scene is. Maddy has also become a trainer at the station, teaching their announcer course, and a course for short audio-story production aimed at folk feeling excluded from, or misrepresented by, mainstream media. She really enjoy skill-sharing, and always try to create a safe learning space – I first accessed PBS when she moved to Melbourne from the country and was seeking a sense of community, and acknowledges that there are all sorts of barriers that can make accessing a long-standing organisation challenging. Maddy says "I have loved mentoring through the NFDS. This training program is a chance for learning and experimentation, as students find their story and find their own way to tell it. Mentoring is a way to hold up a mirror for the students, and to act as a bit of a safety net or sounding board, for them to really make their unique piece while putting a whole lot of new skills to the test. There’s no ‘right’ way to tell a story, so working with students for them to find their way to tell a story is extremely rewarding."  

Charlotte Bedford

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Charlotte is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Adelaide, South Australia. She is also the CMTO Project Manager - Leadership and Enterprise. She is a community media trainer, practitioner and researcher with over 30 years of experience of developing, managing and delivering media projects alongside diverse and often marginalised groups. This included a founding role as Educational Director for the Prison Radio Association, setting up the world's first National Prison Radio Service. The experience forms the basis of a 2018 book on the history of UK prison radio and ongoing involvement with prisoner media development in Australia. Based in South Australia, she is a researcher with the University of Adelaide Department of Media, Chair of the SA Community Broadcasters Association, and a long-term volunteer and trainer with Radio Adelaide and 5WOW Semaphore.

Scott Curtis

Scott Curtis is a CMTO Trainer based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Lucy Kingston


Lucy Kingston is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer based in Adelaide, SA. She has a TAE40110 Cert IV in training and assessment, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Certificate IV in Screen and Media.

David Turrell

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David Turell is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer as well as a Deputy Chair of the CMTO Board. He is currently CEO of 1079 Life, where he was general manager for 6 years prior. David was presented with the prestigious Michael Law Award in 2019 by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, for his sustained and outstanding contribution to community broadcasting . He was the CEO of Christian Media Australia in 2004-2012, where he represented the interests of radio and TV stations, program producers and industry professionals. David has experience as a producer for film and television and is also a musician and composer. His strengths lie in strategy, leadership development and radio.

Tony Collins

Tony Collins is a journalist and author with over 30 years experience working in community and public sector broadcasting. He began his broadcasting career while still at school volunteering at one of the first community stations in the country in Lismore in 1977. Since then he has produced programs for community radio and TV in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Bathurst, Port Augusta, Yuendumu, Thursday Island and Irrunytju. He spent 20 years working for the ABC in Radio and Television in Sydney and Darwin and now spends most of his time managing community arts projects, teaching and making music. He has a passion for telling stories through sound and believes that everyone has a riveting story to tell.

Annette Gaborit

Annette Gaborit is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Cairns, Queensland.

Boe Spearim

Boe Spearim is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Celeste Macintosh

Celeste Macintosh is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Grace Pashley

Grace Pashley

Grace Pashley is a CMTO Pathways Trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Hamish Sewell

Hamish Sewell is a CMTO Pathways Trainer based in Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Jason Hagen

Jason Hagen is a CMTO Pathways Trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Karina Hogan

Karina Hogan is a CMTO Mentor based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Kirstyn Lindsay

Kirstyn Lindsay

Born on the Jagera/Yuggera nation South Brisbane with Wiradjuri and Celtic ancestry, Kirstyn is a senior journalist with 30 years experience working in the arts, education and community media and commercial sector. Kirstyn is currently employed as a project manager with First Nations Media Australia and was a mentor with CMTO's first Take It On Leadership Program in 2021.

Michelle Brown


Michelle Brown is a CMTO Trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Peter Gill


Peter Gill is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Cairns, Queensland.

Richard Dinnen

Richard Dinnen is a CMTO Trainer based in Cairns, Queensland.

Scott Black

Scott Black is a CMTO Trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Tabatha Saunders

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My name is Tabatha Saunders and I am a First Nations Bidjara (Western Queensland) and Badtjala Woman (K'Gari/Fraser Island).

Early in my career I worked alongside Uncle Bob Weatherall for F.A.I.R.A (Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action) helping to develop strategies and procedures for repatriation of Aboriginal Remains from Museums both here and overseas, as well as organizing and preparing for conventions, meetings and other community events.

I have been an active member of the Brisbane Music Scene for the last 30 years, having performed and recorded as a singer/songwriter for many community festivals, activities, live radio both local and national. I was also a trained dancer and model for 10 years and performed both in theatre and on TV

Currently, I work in various roles including: First Nations Mentor and Co-Facilitator for First Nations "Pass The Mic' Announcer Training for 4ZZZ and the CMTO.  I love working in the Media sector. Entertainment has been my gig for nearly my entire life and I hope I can share the joy.

Tanisha Stanton

Tanisha Stanton is a CMTO Trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Jason Wolfgram

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Jason "Wolfie" Wolfgram has worked in radio, television and print for over twenty-five years. At the age of 13 Jason spent his weekends on air at community radio station 4TTT Townsville and was the coordinator of the station's youth program 'Overload'. In 1995 he landed his first full-time radio gig in the small Queensland town of Charters Towers as an announcer at 4GC. In 1996 he was recognized as the youngest breakfast announcer on Australian commercial radio by Post Magazine when employed by 4LG Longreach.

He would go on to work in multiple regional and metropolitan radio markets across Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania in various on air and operational roles. Over the years Jason has held many programming and management positions, whilst also enjoying national success in 2006 as the creator, producer, and host of - Australia's first and only Top 20 Urban radio countdown, heard nationally on over sixty commercial radio stations each week for twelve years.

Jason is the owner/operator of Margflow Media, specialising in radio and short-form television syndication and industry consulting and training services, media sales, promotions, and marketing. He provides voiceover and narration services for radio and television commercials and documentaries, induction and corporate videos and other audio and visual presentations. He also owns and operates a successful country music radio station called The Bull FM88 - Kickin' Country and Margflow Music Boss, a national in-house retail music service.

Anthony Frangi

Anthony Frangi

Anthony Frangi is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Kim Stewart

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Kim Stewart is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor specialising in Access and Inclusion. She is currently part of the team delivering CMTO's Audio Ability Project. Kim is a social worker and radio producer at 4ZZZ 102.1fm where she became the nation's first Station Advocate for People With a Disability in 2017. She is a Doctorate of Creative Industries candidate in the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT in Brisbane. Kim's research includes developing disability awareness training for community radio stations in conjunction with the Community Media Training Organisation, to help facilitate the increased inclusion of people with a disability in the community media sector.

Chelsea Deeley

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Chelsea Deeley is a Pathways and Accredited CMTO Trainer based in Brisbane, QLD. She has her TAE40116 Certificate IV - Training and Assessment, a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies and a Diploma in Sound Production.

Stephen Stockwell


Stephen Stockwell is a CMTO trainer and a huge fan of community radio. He cut his teeth in the newsroom at 4ZZZ in Brisbane and spent about five years as a volunteer there in various facets of the station. Stephen stopped volunteering for a couple of years when he moved to WA to work with the ABC but since returning to Brisbane he has restarted his commitment with 4ZZZ by taking up a position on the board. He says, "I'm hugely passionate about helping people share the stories of the world around them and am really excited to be able to use he skills I've learnt to give others this opportunity.

Sam Ikin

Sam Ikin is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Hobart, Tasmania

Valerie Costerelli

Valerie Costerelli is a CMTO trainer based in Tasmania.

Elaine Rabbitt

Elaine Rabbitt

Elaine is a CMTO trainer based in Broome, WA. She is a social historian with a PhD in Oral History. Elaine is the Training Manager at Goolarri Media Enterprises.

Jodie Bell

Jodie Bell is a CMTO Trainer based in Broome, WA.

Tangiora Hinaki

Tangiora Hinaki is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Karratha WA.

Bukola Esin

Bukola Esin

Bukola Esin is a CMTO trainer and former board member. She is the former CEO of Waringgarri Media Aboriginal Corporation in Kununurra, Western Australia. Bukola has extensive experience in remote Australian media and communities.

She has worked as station manager for Purayangu Rangka Kerrem Aboriginal Radio in Halls Creek, as project manager for Midwest Aboriginal Media Association and as the community engagement coordinator for the Midwest Multicultural Association in Geraldton, WA. She was also head of News Correspondents for Galaxy Television in Abuja, Nigeria.

Danae Gibson

Danae Gibson is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Perth, WA. She has a TAE40110 Cert IV in training and assessment and a Bachelor of Arts (Broadcasting).

Zoe Warwick

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Zoe Warwick is a CMTO pathways trainer based in Perth, WA.  She is an experienced broadcaster and producer who has produced and presented weekly programming for vision impaired and blind at Vision Australia Radio.  Zoe also produced and presented specialty programs for RTRFM. Zoe is also a strategic planning professional and has provided strategic planning for several creative enterprises in WA. Zoe is the Founder and Managing Director of Arts based learning and Critical thinking support service, Concepts for Change.

Dane Waters


Dane Waters is a CMTO accredited and pathways trainer based in Perth, WA.  He has a TAE40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment and a Bachelor of Health Science (Hons).

Ian Hill

Ian Hill is a CMTO Trainer and Mentor. Ian began at 2SER-FM ‘76 whilst at Macquarie Uni and found the perfect combination of music, technology and storytelling. It became obvious he wanted to make radio his full time gig so after he graduated Ian moved into the roles of producing, presenting and duty station manager. His career involved working for 8TOP-FM as Production Manager/Trainer and then managed 6NR in Perth after a stint as media lecturer at the Academy of Performing Arts. Ian was Qld manager of ABC local radio for a number of years and after leaving Brisbane rebuilt ABC Coast FM & ABC North Qld. Then worked as an independent assessor for ABC broadcasters and trainer of new broadcasters for ABC Perth. During that time he worked internationally for Blue Danube in Austria, broadcasting nationally over 8 years and lecturing at a number of Universities. He added Cert IV assessor to his skills and has been training/mentoring community broadcasters for some years. Ian says "If I’d had the mentor scheme like this CMTO one for documentaries, it would’ve been a much quicker path to well produced radio packages. As it was I had to attend an external AFTRS course to gather the skills for my ABC national series. The opportunity to now work with an enthusiastic producer to help bring their story to air is a very rewarding process."

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