It’s time to have a deeper look at the team members behind the Super Furry Festival. Who are these individuals and what makes them tick? What are they passionate about outside of animal adoption? Continue reading below to find out some interesting facts about this creative team.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Jess: Outgoing, energetic & organised
Courtney: Passionate, visionary, creator
Emma: Hardworking, open minded, easy going
Lou: Calm, funny, dreamer
Gen: Passionate, energetic, compassionate
Sophie: Positive, curious and indecisive.
What are you really passionate about outside of animal adoption?
Jess: Events & film
Courtney: I am passionate about having people empowered, especially 20 year olds to really live a life that is their expression. I believe that when people are fully living a life of self-expression, despite their circumstances then the world is a happier and peaceful place.
I love creating beautiful things and having people feel something amazing.
Emma: I am passionate about fashion. I love how fashion is a universal language, yet each individual can tailor their own style to themselves as a creative form of self-expression. What really interests me is the business side of the fashion industry
Lou: I love travelling and experiencing a different way of life.
Gen: I love good food, coffee and live music
Sophie: Food, especially the super healthy stuff. Also, I’ve recently developed an infatuation with fashion and fashion/lifestyle bloggers.
Describe your favourite holiday or the ideal holiday you would like to take:
Jess: That’s a hard one! I would have to say on a mega yacht travelling around the Mediterranean with friends & family & my two cats.
Courtney: My ideal holiday is travelling in Provence and Italy and little villages, painting art under the shade of a tree and near a lavender field, eating bread, discovering the local intrigues and people. Travelling with my friends, boyfriend and family, fresh air and rich experiences and conversations about life, love and the universe.
Emma: Somewhere exotic like Dubai or Santorini, I would go with my friends, and probably do a lot of shopping, eating, exploring, and enjoying the nightlife and culture.
Lou: Such a tough one! I think my ideal holiday would be enjoying a perpetual summer by sailing on a yacht and chasing the sun around the world with my close friends. We’d also be eating amazing food every day, swimming, sight-seeing and relaxing. Sigh.
Gen: Take me to the Maldives!
Sophie: Well, having just come back from Bali with my boyfriend, I would have to say that it was my favourite holiday. It was the perfect mix of relaxation, adventure, food and cultural experience. I loved the traditional Balinese and Indonesian dishes, even though I could never get used to the amount of chilli in them. I fell in love with the warm, kind people, as well as the language, so tried to learn as much as I could. The landscape was absolutely stunning, and I was fascinated by the contrasting scenery.
If you had 1 million dollars and you could not spend it on charity or travel, what would you do?
Jess: Start my own business.
Courtney: I would start an experience space, a place of art, amazing food and discovery for passionate people to connect, bond, share experiences and live amazing lives.
Emma: Buy a house with beautiful interior, and have a backyard full of dogs and guinea-pigs.
Lou: That’s really hard because I would definitely want to spend it on travel. I suppose I would be sensible and buy properties around the world for friends and family to enjoy (and me of course!).
Gen: Help my friend start a yoga wear company/cafe
Sophie: Start my own business, most likely a clothing line, or a café. Or even a creative fusion of both.
If money was no object, what would you do for work?
Jess: Grow & develop SFF!
Courtney: I would have probably 4 - 5 businesses:
A creative community space for youth to develop into super amazing people and pursue their passions and create connection
Super furry expands
A food space (cafe) community
A little unique fashion boutique
Being an artist
Emma: If money wasn't a problem, I would go travelling around the world and take in all the different cultures and experiences, and work in fashion marketing
Lou: If money was no object I definitely wouldn’t be working! If I had to though, I would like to be an antique specialist or something a bit different like a saffron farmer. Actually maybe I would be a travel writer!
Gen: Something I love like styling or working with animals.
Sophie: There are so many things! I would love to just travel around the world, explore, eat and take photos (but who wouldn’t right?). I would love to have a huge veggie and herb garden and refine my culinary skills, feeding my family and others that need help. Also, I’d help my sister run a farm to rehabilitate rescue doggies and give them a safe place to stay.
Written by Louise Milazzo