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Our Team

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.

Oriana Tui

Head of Events and Community Initiatives

Oriana is of Samoan and Tahitian descent, born and raised in wellington. 
Prior to moving to Perth 3 years ago, Oriana owned a Hair & Beauty Salon in Auckland, NZ. 
Although currently in Business Banking, it is her passion for people and serving the community that attracted her to join the ProudRoots team. 
Oriana has worked with a number of Pacific Island/Maori organisations, Community and Church groups in NZ and endeavours to add value to ProudRoots with her previous experience.

Honour Roll

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 Pene

Whaea Tipene

Mere Rukuata

Alaine Poulsen

Whaea Pam

Matua Mervin Enoka

Henry Hunt

Tina Hayden

Simon Wi Rutene

James (Jimmy) Little

The Engine Room

The incredible team that make it all happen

Matthew Robertson

Marketing Coordinator

Sapphire Peake

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

Design Creative

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.

Aniwa Graham

Events & Community Initiatives

Jordan Gibbings

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.

Nikola Milunovic

Photographer/Content Creator

I take photo’s, eat juicy steaks and dream big.

Franz Prinz

Design Creative

Raised in WA. Chicken parmigiana and iced coffee fan.

Kelli Kang


Paniz Zarandion


Bailey Goncalves

Photographer/Content Creator

Eliza Huston

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!

Bek Claridge

Digital Marketing

Jayden Liddelow

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.

Alleyne Aviles


Join our team

Passionate about indigenous issues?

Looking for work experience?

Looking for a creative project to be involved in?

We want you on our team!

Contact us with your name and area of interest, and let's get you involved!

Don't Miss Out!


Win $20,000 CASH

+ Early Bird & Bonus Prizes

Every ticket purchased provides funds towards building our Nyoongar/Aboriginal, Maori and Pacific Islander Community Centre here in WA.