Zebra People

Marc Gardiner – co-founder of Zebra, came with experience from multifarious roles in social care and community work: leads on our solution-focused work and involved in all elements of Zebra’s offer.


Susan Lawrence – dramatherapist, social worker (fostering), and a Group Trainer and Facilitator. Based in Bristol and working within the South West, Susan works from a creative and community  development perspective, with particular interest in self-esteem, confidence and empowerment work with people and communities. 

Brigid McKittrick – background in voluntary sector support services: learning and service development. Focus on strengths-based and asset-based approaches, trauma-informed and solution-focused practice.



Tom Miller – occupational therapist and community mental health worker with a long and varied career involving the delivery, design, and management of community treatment and support services: active in our trauma-informed, ‘mental health’ / well-being team.

Chas Shaw – co-founder of Zebra, with a background in co-operative development and resident participation & empowerment: Zebra finance & admin.


Aaron Standon – social worker and ex-head of social work, with extensive experience in adult mental health, learning disabilities and children services as well as Devon’s IMCA Team, in both delivery and management roles.  Most recent work was as Practice Educator (Devon’s Social Work Academy): now working with Zebra’s Equalities strand.