With her father being involved in the YAL since she was a young girl, Tammy-Rae has grown up with an understanding of the YAL, but not really what it did. It wasn’t until 2013 when she came to help Jan in the office that Tammy-Rae really grew to have an understanding of the unique organisation that the YAL is.
Before coming to the YAL Tammy-Rae had been involved in many different management roles, from books with small business to a chain of timber flooring stores. With a background in Education, Youth Work and business she feels well placed to help steer the YAL into the future. While the corporate management world is very different from the non-for-profit world, she has enjoyed the more personal nature of the not-for-profit organisation.
Raising two daughters by herself, she continues to teach them the importance of giving back and the values of Love, Service and Tolerance.
Tammy-Rae considers YAL to be an amazing organisation with the power to make a real difference in the lives of young people throughout Australia. She is proud to be involved and can’t wait to see what the future brings.
Having worked with YAL for many years Amanda was already invested in the purpose and values of the organization before taking on the role of CFO in late 2020.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship) from Curtin University and is a registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board with many years consulting to SME’s under her belt. While not following a traditional path into the CFO role, the experience and insights gleaned from working with numerous businesses in multiple industries and building her own business from the ground up leans into the unique CFO role required at YAL.
Amanda’s ties to family and community are evident in the dedication to her young family and being involved in their education and extra-curricular activities where possible (with an amazing husband shouldering the lion share of the work!) and her role on the management committee of Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association. Amanda is passionate about development and opportunity for young people and is honoured to be able to engage wholeheartedly in the future of YAL.
Georgie Lockyer is the third generation of the Schaper family tree, her Grandfather, Frank Schaper, being the first and Tammy-Rae Schaper being the second generation.
Georgie has grown up with YAL and started creating promotional videos and content from the young age of 13. Now 19 she is working part-time for YAL as the Creative Director whilst attending Murdoch University completing a Bachelor of Communication.
Her dream is to create a platform for creatives all over Australia, and give them the support she experienced from YAL.