- Operations Manager
Anna has a background in science, design and classroom teaching, so finds working at Imagination Station to be an excellent way to bring all her skills together in a job that requires the best parts of each with all the boring bits removed. She particularly enjoys having twelve Lego Mindstorms kits to experiment with at Imagination Station. It should come as no surprise that her favourite class at Imagination Station is definitely robot battles. Anna is a lifetime fan of LEGO, with her earliest LEGO memories featuring Fabuland and the classic space sets. She also boasts an extensive minifigure collection. Prior to taking on the position of Operations Manager, Anna was the Senior Facilitator at Imagination Station.
Sylvia Anitelea - Volunteer Co-ordinator
Sylvia is all about serving her community in any way she can! She has a background in voluntary work for Community Food Pantries, as well as with children and youth services. Sylvia loves that Imagination Station provides a safe environment for the community to create and explore all the wonders of LEGO. Sylvia loves all things Marvel in a galaxy far far away and Middle Earth! She also enjoys meeting new people, thrift shopping and discovering new music. When she’s not at Imagination Station, she is hanging out with her large and loud family, volunteering at her local church, eating cake or binge watching the latest superhero series.
- Play Facilitator
Ayal has always been one to seek answers and information and has a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and psychology. Ayal believes that creativity has no bounds and that LEGO is an excellent tool to express these ideas. For as long as he can remember Ayal has had LEGO and still has it all, including almost every set from the 10 years of Bionicles. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, swimming and seeing live music. Before being in the position of facilitator Ayal was a dedicated volunteer at Imagination Station, both in Christchurch Central and New Brighton.
Rachel Westaway - Managing Director
Rachel is the one who does all the ‘behind the scenes’ work— but she does enjoy delivering the odd afterschool programmes at the South Library. She’s responsible for making sure Imagination Station can stay open: engaging partners, hiring staff, managing investments and equipment, managing our relationship with the LEGO Group, and making sure we stay in line with the strategic focus of LUG4/2 which is the registered charity Imagination Station operates under.
Rachel has a background in business and Not-for-Profit management and loves working with LEGO resources to create innovative and fun designs for classes and competitions. Rachel is an acredited Project Manager and Agile Facilitator and is looking forward to investigating LEGO serious play in her work
Please feel free to contact Rachel directly via email with any concerns, feedback or enquiries.