Your Team

Upstairs' management team is testament to the diverse people, ideas and opportunities that are available in Bathurst. Hailing from as far as the United States to Sydney and our very own local entrepreneurs running the space, it's no wonder our startups love working Upstairs.

Our Team Are Here to Help.

Julia Learson | Head of Community

Julia Learson

Head of Community
Julia is Head of Community at the Upstairs. Julia is Positive, persuasive and patient. With a proven has the proven ability to motivate people towards making better choices at work and home. Julia enjoys making businesses better and people smarter and stronger!
David ten Broeke | Community Support

David ten Broeke

Community Support
David has been involved, along with James, in the formation of Upstairs since its early days.

Working alongside the founding partners to bring the project to life, David and James also manage and run their own business, Brijid Media Agency, as well as Gunthers Lane experiential technology hub. His background in Videography and Digital Marketing helps capture the hearts and minds across NSW, delivering professional, high-end campaigns.

Day-to-day, David helps introduce individuals, manage and coordinate events, business administration and ensuring smooth running of those stairs!
James Lloyd | Community Support

James Lloyd

Community Support
James has been involved, along with David, in the formation of Upstairs since its early days.

Working alongside the founding partners to bring the project to life, James and David run also manage and run their own business, Brijid Media Agency, as well as Gunthers Lane experiential technology hub. His background in digital marketing helps deliver client websites, strategies and campaigns across a variety of clients that help grow businesses.

Day-to-day, James helps introduce individuals, manage and coordinate events, business administration and ensuring smooth running of those stairs!
Maria Kamper | Community Support Coordinator

Maria Kamper

Community Support Coordinator
Maria is a highly experienced Senior Administration Coordinator, specialising in Executive Assistance, Administration, Customer Relations, Event Management, Marketing, Social Media, Web Management.

Maria has worked for more than 14 years in the NFP and Charity sector for community organisation VCFS 22q11 Foundation INC of which she is president. The foundation is an organisation that supports people affected by 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome ( a condition that affects her daughter).

Through her work with the VCFS 22q11 Foundation, Maria has been invited nationally and international to present to professionals and families about the condition. Maria has produced multiple education guides on 22q11.2DS, that are recognised worldwide.