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The Collective

Managing Director

"One of the best gifts I received when my mum passed was being invited into a private recording studio to tell my stories of her.  I sat  alone in a dark booth with only the engineers voice in my ears.  For 4 hours I told him our stories, I cried, I swore, I laughed (alot), I remembered and we shared a bottle of red wine.  Once my friend cast his genius over my mess, we had 9 minutes of poignant, life giving,  laughter enticing and wistful reflections of my beloved mum.  I wasnt able to speak at her funeral but the recording was played with a photo collage and the people knew who she was and how she was loved.  Such a gift!!!   I want to help others find their unique way to do similar .  For me working with the Threshold Collective is not just a job, its a calling.  What greater privilege is there than to help another person celebrate life or prepare for death? "


MarDee is an author, theatre maker, spiritual director, educator and respected mentor who has a background in counselling and therapeutic arts.  With formal qualifications and over 20 years experience working with youth, families, and women in the community, arts and education sectors MarDee brings a unique depth and seasoned wisdom in leading this team. 

She has over 25 years experience as an actor, director, dramaturg and producer in the theatre and film sectors and is a gifted storyteller who brings a lifetime of insight and experience to her new role.  She has had the privilege of accompanying others in their death journeys and has experienced personal grief and heart felt honouring after the death of several members of her family. 

Filmmakers    Dean and JD
Dancers    Hayley and Hannah
Writers     Dale and Zoe
Poets        Cam and John
Visual Artists  Lisa, Gabby, Tom Heather
Spiritual Directors    Apryl Mardee Andrea
Pastoral Carers  Petra
Sculptors     Keith, Canberra lady
Designers      Glenda & Heather
Event Managers   Kerryn & Woody
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