Meet the Team
Carla Holmes | IB Workshop Leader; BEd; BTeaching Primary; currently studying Masters Ed. Literacy
Carla was born in Australia, left those shores at six months of age and has wandered the wide world since then. Carla currently lives in the “can do” capital of the world, HaNoi, Vietnam. Carla, her partner, three children and the family dog Lucky, live immersed in HaNoi’s vibrant energy and the turrets, towers and temples of its fabulous built environment.
Carla’s work includes- IB Workshop Leader; web content manager; classroom teacher; curriculum coordinator; IB PYP teacher, teacher in training mentor for James Cook University.
Pearl Holmes | BVis A; BEd, Special Education; Cert V in Training and Assessment
Pearl was born on an island in the South Seas and since then she has floated across many time and tides. When in Australia Pearl, her partner and the family dog Gypsy, live in a tiny, century old shearer’s cottage in New England’s Gorge Country.
Pearl’s work includes- High School Special Education teacher; Special Education Curriculum advisor, Head of Special Education (acting); adult workshop trainer; Disability Educator and Program manager; teacher mentor for Griffith University; professional illustration and design.
Mary-Denese Holmes | BSocSc. Counselling; Adv GDip Narrative Therapy and Community Work; Masters Applied Anthropology; GC Loss, Grief and Trauma.
MD lives and works between Wales (UK) and Australia and all stops in between, with long and lingering stays in SE Asia researching traditional textiles. MD and the family dog, Zepp, negotiate absences and comings together as travels dictate and all the while she holds a special place for the remote outback landscapes of Australia.
MD’s work includes – Monitoring and evaluation; project design, delivery and management; community development and capacity building; workshop design and delivery; conference presentations; professional supervision; social research; trauma and family counselling.