Our Team

Bright Shadow’s team are passionate about bringing Brighter Quality Care to people with dementia. Find out who they are below.

Steve Turner

Zest Workshop Assistant: Margate & Ramsgate

Steve started at Bright Shadow in January as the Zest Thanet Workshop Assistant. His role is to help and maintain a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and to assist in the delivery of the workshop and support the participants.

Steve particularly enjoys working with older adults and loves working in such a fun environment, helping to make a difference to people’s lives. He enjoys seeing and hearing how much enjoyment our activities and time together brings.

In his spare time Steve is a volunteer at Pilgrims Hospice in Margate. He lives by the sea so really enjoys his coastal walks in the good weather. When it is not so good he enjoys time at home researching his family history. He have successfully traced some of his ancestors back to the 1600’s!

Emily Watts

Zest Workshop Facilitator

Emily is our workshop facilitator on our Zest Communities programmes in Kent.

Louise Jones

Zest Communities Project Manager

Louise is our project manager for our Zest Communities programme.

Katy Hirst

Director

Katy has a First Class Honours Masters level degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from the University of Kent, with a specialism in Applied performance. She is passionate about people being themselves, about people living in authentic community and about having fun! She is dedicated to using creativity to see this become the norm for every person living with dementia. In her spare time Katy mainly loves to chat! She also loves to try and play her guitar, to sing in the car, to read fantasy adventure novels, to be outdoors, to watch a box set and to explore new places. Her life ambition is to go to Iceland and to see the Northern Lights, as well as become the first female member of McBusted.

Rhiannon Lane

Founder

Rhiannon is a director at Bright Shadow. She has a First Class Masters level degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from the University of Kent, with a specialism in Applied performance. She is passionate about the power of performance and creativity to build community, understanding and agency within a unique and fun experience. She believes that though there are many challenges facing people living with dementia and those who love and care for them, excellent quality of life and new and exciting experiences should be a reality for everyone. She is often found out walking and at music gigs.