Our Team

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

Rhiannon Lane

Co-Founder & Charity Manager

Rhiannon is co-founder and has the pleasure of leading. 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.

Emily Watts

Zest Workshop Facilitator

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

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!

Katy Hirst

Co Founder

Katy co-founded Bright Shadow with Rhiannon in 2009. Katy is passionate about people living with dementia, and their carers, being able to live well and to thrive. She believe’s that people with dementia’s present and future is just as important as their pasts and that every day is worth living to the full. Katy is really proud of all that Bright Shadow has achieved to date, and of the ground-breaking work it has done in the field of activities and older people. She is never too far from the Bright Shadow news and is really excited to see the organisation grow in the future.