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We are so grateful to have such an incredible group of people help THRIVE, thrive!

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Jamie Smith


Jamie started THRIVE in 2015 because as an artist she was lonely and needed an artist community! Jamie is a pattern finder, a botanical lover and adventurer. When not running THRIVE and making art you can find her bouldering. Jamie loves Frida Kahlo, drinking tea and meeting amazing artists in THRIVE!


Tara Lee Bennett


Before becoming a co-founder of THRIVE Tara started as a member in 2015 when it first started! Tara is an artist who is obsessed with paper. When not running THRIVE and making art you can find her practicing yoga. Tara loves her pets, she has two cats and a dog, and the supportive nature of the THRIVE community!

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Nadia Al-Wahaibi

Growth and Membership Queen

Nadia helps artists find the right fit for them in THRIVE! She is here to help, with all the answers to your membership questions and is also the person who will chat to you when you apply. When not working at THRIVE and riding her bike you can find her kicking butt in kickboxing. Nadia loves chicken shawarmas, international relations, and getting to know new members of THRIVE.


The THRIVE Leadership Team

These past and present members of the THRIVE Leadership Team facilitate Mastermind meetings and help support our community as it grows. To become a THRIVE Leader an artist must have been a member of THRIVE for at least one year and completed our leadership training program!


Current Leaders