Stacy Jane, originally from the U.K, is the Founder and CEO of Escabags Ltd.
Emigrating to Australia in August 2019 under a ‘protection visa’, Stacy quickly identified the urgent need for a practical solution to assist and support those fleeing abusive and dangerous situations. As a result, Escabags was launched in February 2020.
Stacy’s passion and drive in life is always to display kindness, empathy and love towards others, a great example of this is highlighted in her voluntary work in the Ruhunu Children’s Orphanage, Sri Lanka where she cared for babies and young children who had lost their families and homes due to the Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.
Stacy’s professional expertise includes marketing and events; however, her managerial roles within aged care respite facilities are where Stacy reflects most fondly. It gave her a sense of purpose, drive and determination to support those in society who are most vulnerable.
Outside of her professional life, Stacy enjoys travelling, which has enabled her to broaden her cultural awareness and incorporate other interests, such as writing and photography. However, her biggest passion is for her beloved Aston Villa Football Club, and she doesn’t hesitate to remind her partner, who is also English that her club is better than his!
Candice Piper is currently employed as a Programs Manager for a Mental Health NFP charity specialising in residential education programs for people impacted by trauma. Candice works directly with program participants that are impacted by Domestic and Family abuse. Candice has substantial working knowledge of the machinations of the
trauma associated with abuse, the systems that survivors must navigate throughout their recovery, and the barriers to seeking support. She has more than 10 years of experience working in not for profit and community organisations, in both paid and volunteer capacities. Candice has a Bachelor of Arts degree, she graduated with distinction and was awarded a Dean’s Merit in the school of humanities and social inquiry.
Marie Copp is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and Leader, Aromatherapist, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, Life Coach, Reiki Healer and Aromatouch Technique provider.
Her business ‘Essential Health & Harmony’ provides Aromatherapy Education, Wellness Consultations, Weekly Online Workshops, EFT Coaching Sessions, Aromatherapy/Reiki Massage, along with doTERRA Business training and support.
Marie loves to empower women in particular on all levels of wellness, whether emotional, physical or financial, to allow them to have the tools to live their best lives. Marie is a Rotary member, is community-minded, and loves being involved in different projects while supporting those in need.
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience from small firms to Big 4 Accounting Firms (Deloitte). He is also the founder of Webb Financial, a Wollongong based business which provides integrated accounting, financial planning and lending services to personal and business clients.
Beyond business, Andrew is very active in his local community and holds various positions within volunteer sporting and Autism related organisations. He also loves a good physical challenge from lifting 100 tonnes in one day, jumping in the boxing ring or attempting world weightlifting records, all in the name of charity.
Biarta Parnham is the director of Sydney-based marketing and communications consultancy Biased, where she works with a range of clients across lifestyle, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Biarta has previously managed strategic marketing and communications campaigns for specialist agencies in Sydney and London, as well as holding corporate partnerships and philanthropy roles at the Australian Museum and National Art School. Biarta graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and a Bachelor of Business Studies. She is also currently undertaking a Diploma of Laws through the Legal Profession Admissions Board.
Biarta is a passionate advocate for social causes and is looking forward to amplifying the voice of Escabags across Australia.