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Our team

Director and Chief Executive

Sophie Fullerlove

Sophie leads the team at The Spring. Her role includes all areas of strategic management including working with the trustees to write and deliver all areas of the Business Plan. She also programmes The Spring’s live events and visual arts, manages relationships with funders and partners, is responsible for budgets and fundraising. She is dedicated to making The Spring a cultural highlight for the region.

Sophie has worked in marketing and development roles in arts venues in Hereford and Salisbury. Before joining The Spring she was General Manager at Forest Forge Theatre Company.

Outside her life at The Spring, Sophie enjoys going to the theatre and is an enthusiastic reader and baker. She lives in Southampton with her husband, son and pet tortoise.

You can contact Sophie via email at sophie@thespring.co.uk

Creative Producer

Jemma Corbin

Jemma has been part of The Spring team since 2014 and delivers a number of projects that present exciting, innovative creative experiences to both new and long-standing Spring audiences.

Jemma studied for a degree in Fine Arts from Auckland University in New Zealand, but since moving to the UK 10 years ago she has largely worked in the field of performing arts. Through this work Jemma has seen the positive impact that arts and culture can have on those who experience it, empowering individuals and bringing communities together.

Although Jemma’s professional focus moved away from Fine Arts, she still dabbles in the odd bit of painting and enjoys a good long walk on a wet and windy beach.

You can contact Jemma via email at jemmac@thespring.co.uk

Participation Officer

Faith Davies

Faith joined The Spring in November 2017 and works alongside Jemma (Creative Producer) to create exciting work for all of our patrons.

She graduated from St Mary’s University, Twickenham in 2016 with a 2:1 BA (HONS) in Drama and Applied Theatre. Previous to The Spring she worked at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth as a Marketing assistant and Front of House team member.

Outside of work, Faith enjoys making crafts especially on her sewing machine, singing and baking.

You can contact Faith via email at faithd@thespring.co.uk

Marketing and Development Manager

Natalie Watson

Natalie joined The Spring in May 2016 and leads The Spring's Marketing and Box Office team. 

Natalie graduated from the University of Surrey with a first class BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies in 2014. Previous to The Spring, Natalie has been Marketing Officer for The Phoenix Arts Centre and Assistant Events Manager for HMS Victory and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, as well as working as a freelance Project Manager.

Natalie has a particular interest in contemporary theatre and immersive experiences and hopes to be able to use this in her marketing work at The Spring. Outside of the arts, she enjoys walks along her local beach and is training to take part in the Great South Run 2017. 

You can contact Natalie via email at nataliew@thespring.co.uk

Marketing Assistant

Amber Jefferson-Grant

Amber joined The Spring in January 2017 and is on maternity leave until June 2018.

Amber graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class BA (Hons) in Illustration in 2014. Alongside her marketing assistant role Amber runs her own small illustration business; Amber Pip. She has a love for children’s illustration, character design and combining digital and traditional mediums.

Prior to her role at The Spring, Amber worked as the Design & Marketing Assistant at Divine Aesthetic.

In her spare time, Amber enjoys musical theatre, cinema, baking and eating lovely food!

You can contact Amber via email at amberj@thespring.co.uk

Marketing Assistant

Carolyn Greenway

Carolyn is our Marketing Assistant while Amber is on maternity leave. She is also one of our Duty Managers and Box Office Assistants and a regular customer of shows and workshops at The Spring.

You can contact Carolyn via email carolyng@thespring.co.uk

Box Office Manager

Debbie Barton

If you’ve been to The Spring for any reason, you are bound to have encountered Debbie, either in the Box Office or out and about in the gallery, shop and café.

Debbie has managed the Box Office since September 2012 before which she had a long and varied career in IBM.  

Debbie really enjoys being out front at The Spring because, she says, we have so many lovely customers and it is a fabulous place to work.

She is also a regular customer at music and theatre events.

Debbie is supported by her Box Office Assistants who are Helen Gray, Carolyn Greenway, Tasmin Halford and Anne Howson and a team of volunteers.

You can contact Debbie via email at debbieb@thespring.co.uk

 

Operations Manager

David Wicks

David has spent most of his career working as a Production Manager; working with major ballet and opera companies such as Birmingham Royal Ballet, numerous west end shows and prestigious corporate clients including KPMG, Selfridges and Cameron Mackintosh.

David is creative both in his professional and private life. His lighting and set design skills have been well utilised over his career, and at home he enjoys woodwork and sewing.

Working with communities and increasing access to the arts is something David finds extremely rewarding and inspiring. David is excited to have joined such a vibrant, community-based venue at The Spring, and is looking forward to contributing to continuing great success.

You can contact David via email at davidw@thespring.co.uk 

Operations Coordinator

Hélène Davies

Hélène grew up in Havant and has been involved with The Spring since she was a child. Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hélène has been very fortunate to tour the UK and around the world as Deputy Stage Manager for English National Ballet. Outside of work Helene enjoys crafts, baking and researching her family history.
You can contact Hélène via email helened@thespring.co.uk
Theatre Technician

Catherine Idle

You can contact Catherine via email catherinei@thespring.co.uk

Duty Managers

Duty Managers

Our team of Duty Managers make sure our live events run smoothly, coordinating with visiting performers, our front of house volunteers and bar staff so our visitors have an enjoyable time and stay safe.

Our Duty Managers are Angie Brown, Hilary Campbell, Sue Fricker and Carolyn Greenway.

Finance Manager

Clayre Williams

You can contact Clayre via email clayrew@thespring.co.uk

Finance and Admin Assistant

Lisa Emson

Lisa’s background is in local government finance and management services. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Portsmouth and has a Management Services Certificate from the Institute of Management Services, which she acquired at the Harry Mitchell College in Nottingham.

Lisa lives in Havant with her three children and in her spare time she enjoys yoga and is a keen runner and a volunteer Run Director at Havant parkrun. She particularly loves music, and has always wished she could play a musical instrument, but for now, is just happy listening.

You can contact Lisa via email at lisae@thespring.co.uk