The People making it Possible.
Michael Crowley Jnr
Founder and CEO
(Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūhoe and Rarotongan descent)
After pursuing an Accounting degree from the University of Western Australia, Michael turned his attention to the growing needs of WA’s Maori, Pacific Islander and Aboriginal community; collectively the largest community in Western Australia.
Michael sees the establishment of an indigenous owned and operated community centre as the catalyst for creating hugely positive changes for indigenous peoples locally and abroad.
Head of Events and Community Initiatives
The ProudRoots Honour Roll is in recognition of those individuals who have gone above and beyond to contributing time and effort to the ProudRoots Vision and Mission.
Matua Mervin Enoka
Simon Wi Rutene
James (Jimmy) Little
The Engine Room
The incredible team that make it all happen
Head of Creative/Writer
Tapuika and Waitaha descent. My dream is to see Indigenous culture and knowledge to be respected and integrated into decision making. Semi-obsessive when it comes to researching family history, finding new music, and making lists. Parent to one very friendly kitty.
Adele Lomas Glendenning
Currently finishing her Bachelor of Digital Design with Curtin University, Adele has a passion for dynamic design that easily transcends from print to web. A member of The Australian Graphic Design Association, when she isn’t designing mockups or writing code, she enjoys going to the beach with her two beautiful labradors.
Events & Community Initiatives
Chief Technology Officer
Maria Anthonette Gadon
Aya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology in Philippines, and recently taken up a full-time course of Animation and Games Design in TAFE. Aside from making digital art, writing stories/scripts and taking photos are two of the tasks she loves to do. But for now, she’s focused on working with her drawing tablet every day.
I take photo’s, eat juicy steaks and dream big.
Raised in WA. Chicken parmigiana and iced coffee fan.
Head of Creative/Editor
I am currently a sessional tutor and research assistant at the University of Notre Dame, and am determined to see self-determination became a cemented reality for Indigenous peoples worldwide. When I am not writing articles or researching, you can find me at a library or a hip-hop gig!
Film (Director & Writer)
Currently finishing his bachelors of film; Jayden is actively working on films in the Perth region. He is passionate about producing content within the industry as well as writing scripts. Seeking to develop interviews and promo videos to raise awareness of the community that Proudroots has created and tell the stories of the people in the community.