The people behind the Timebank

Timebank Coordinators

Shannon Friday

Shannon loves making stuff with other people, whether that's theatre shows, sewing up skirts, or building things out of cardboard and corflute.  

Originally from the USA, Shannon has lived in New Zealand for 10 years now, first in  Gisborne and then Wellington for the last six years. She lives with her partner and her cat.  Shannon is passionate about getting people together to teach and learn from each other, and experience joy while doing it.  Her most common trades are small sewing repairs and volunteering at events, though she's a big believer in trading as a way to practice new skills, too!

Maddie Stanley

Maddie is originally from the UK and moved to Wellington from Nelson two years ago. Three wonderful things that have happened since the move have been having a baby, getting married and becoming a member of the Wellington Timebank! She comes from a youth work background and over the past ten years has worked in adolescent mental health, outdoor education, environmental project work and youth action for social change. In her spare time she loves going bush walking and swimming in rivers and the sea (although Nelson was wonderfully warmer than Wellington). She is passionate about natural health and, since becoming a mother, natural birth. A creative cook and foodie, she particularly loves pouring the cream from the top of the raw organic milk. Maddie has mostly offered foodie trades on Timebank, including hosting a number of Sunday brunches in her home. Her top trade so far however has been borrowing a sewing machine that she used to make her own wedding dress. She's super excited to be joining the Timebank team and will be around mostly on Fridays.

Steering Committee

Hannah McKintosh

Hannah is a community organiser, story-teller and recycling enthusiast. She enjoys being part of projects that challenge people to see the world through a slightly different lens and act in a more compassionate way towards others. She once coordinated the timebank in its fledgling days and wrangled her way back into the Steering Committee team after a brief stint overseas.

Eryn Gribble

Eryn is the slightly scruffy punk of the Newtown Community Centre – a people person and passionate advocate. She’s got “mad Aroha” for inclusion, art, community, music, conversation and laughter. As an artist she loves to make stuff, as NCCC coordinator she loves to make stuff happen! She's been digging the timebank as an active member for 4 years and is currently helping Chris out one day a week in the office - she welcomes visitors to the Timebank office on Wednesdays!

Lainey Cowan

After studying economics for a minute I became convinced there must be something better and looked for alternatives to mainstream. I joined the Timebank Steering Committee as I retired and am excited at its potential for those of us becoming more time rich and concerned with local community capacity building. Yahoo!

Margaret Crisp

Margaret lives in Island Bay. Her smiling face is always welcoming new people and greeting old friends in the neighbourhood. Margaret works at the Wellington South Baptist Church, is a mum, a gardener, and a steady shoulder to lean on. She makes the soup that is vital to our decision making at monthly steering committee meetings.

Renee Rushton

Renee has completed a Masters in Development Studies focusing on community economies. Through her research she engaged with groups in Bolivia encouraging them to think critically about what they wanted their economy to look like. She is now really enjoying thinking about the economy she wants to live in - and taking action to work towards it. The Timebank promotes equality and inclusiveness. Everyone has skills to contribute and all skills are valued equally. She was one of the Timebank’s first members and is an enthusiastic trader.

Rebecca Gouldhurst

Rebecca Gouldhurst believes that the world would be a better place if there was a lot less focus on money and more energy spent nourishing nature and our communities. She earns her crust as a Wellbeing Educator – which is a cross between Naturopathy and Counselling. Rebecca enjoys pottering in the garden, experimenting in the kitchen and to keep active she's an avid “5 rhythms” dancer. Even machines need TLC and a wee bit of elbow grease and oiling – so Rebecca found her way onto the steering committee to help the team keep those cogs turning!