Meet the team
Julie Griffin | Administrator
Julie moved to Bodmin 30 years ago with her young family. She has spent most of that time working in administration and management in the voluntary, charitable sector. Julie is active with various groups in the community including Crafty Needles Bodmin.
Tara Montane | Events and Programming Coordinator
Tara is a multidisciplinary artist and performer with a deep background in community creativity and volunteering. She has helped plan and deliver local arts festivals in London and Cornwall and to run SproutSpoken, the spoken word events based in Newquay. An enthusiastic cook and forager, Tara moved to Cornwall nearly ten years ago and can't imagine making anywhere else her home.
Beth Woolley | Community Café Lead
Beth grew up in Bodmin and moved away to study and work in other parts of the UK as a renewable energy statistician. She took a year out to travel and then settled in Peru where she setup a Cafe and B&B in a bamboo house in the Peruvian desert. Beth returned to Bodmin 5 years ago, and is really passionate about cooking tasty vegetarian food and making Bodmin a better place to live. In her spare time she is part of the team leading Plastic Free Bodmin.
Becky Wood | Bodminton Activity Lead
Becky moved to Bodmin to raise her family, she has always focused on her own personal development, working in hospitality, beauty care and a dance volunteer for KBSK. Becky is full of energy and ideas and is passionate about helping to rejuvenate this neighbourhood where she lives.
Bella Bown | Community Garden Lead
Bella has recently moved to Wadebridge and brings a range of skills to our community garden with experience as a gardener, play worker, youth worker and horticultural therapist. It will be interesting to see how the community garden flourishes under her green fingers.
Adie Dove | Youth Activity Coordinator
Adie has been on a mission to challenge the arts and culture, and pursue equality, while continuing to perform, choreograph and direct professionally. She founded her first community interest company at just 15 and is now reaching many young people with the mission of making the arts accessible to all. Adie has now founded her second company, which is working directly with young people using the arts to redirect their lives away from crime, cycles of abuse and trauma.
Tash Arnold | Co-director
Tash has lived in Cornwall for 18 years and for 14 of those, worked at Fifteen and the Cornwall Food Foundation, joining as part of the opening team and working up to Head of Foundation. Tash joins intoBodmin to develop our operations and future sustainability.
Fin Irwin | Founder & Co-director
Fin grew up in Bodmin and then moved to Exeter, where he was the founder and director of The Bike Shed Theatre. He has worked as a theatre producer, programmer for The House, and part-time farmer on his parents' farm in Cardinham.
Alongside Fin and Tash as our two co-directors, we also have a board which oversees what we're doing and how it fits against our aspirations and goals for the CIC. They are:
Joy Bassett - Bodmin Town Council & local businesswoman
Jowdy Davey - Head of Development at Hall for Cornwall
Mary Godwin - Director at Bodmin Keep | Cornwall's Army Museum
Jayne Smith - Aspirations Coordinator at Bodmin College
Matt Punyer - Finance Director at Global Action Plan (Treasurer)
Tash Arnold - Co-director
Fin Irwin - Co-director (Chair)
Building a Better Bodmin
intoBodmin is a community and arts organisation.
Our mission is:
To enable individuals and communities to access cultural activity, encouraging innovation, participation and partnerships.
To bring vitality into the heart of the town and bring the communities together through accessible and inclusive spaces and activity.
To see the community’s aspirations grow and inspire community pride in the place they live.