Emma is the founder of Source Kids and also Mum to Charlotte (10), Ollie (7) and Arlo (3 months). Her eldest child Charlotte has Angelman Syndrome, which has inspired her passion to create Source Kids as a resource for other parents raising children with a disability. With 16 years working in marketing management roles, Emma decided to combine her two loves of marketing and helping other special needs parents. Emma oversees all aspects of Source Kids magazine, digital and events.
Business Development Manager
Naomi is the Business Development Manager for Source Kids and mother of two energetic boys, Luca (8) and Archer (7). Archer has a rare genetic syndrome named Coffin-Siris syndrome and Partial Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Naomi’s deep passion for the disability sector led her to Source Kids after Archer was diagnosed. Naomi looks after key clients, advertising and Source Kids Disability Expos. When she is not on the hunt for the best product or service to help people living with a disability, Nay loves to spend her time with family, friends and exploring what her home town Melbourne has to offer.
Digital Content Editor
Nicole is Source Kid’s Digital Content Editor and mum to Joshua (9) and Alexandra (8) who has bilateral frontal polymicrogyria, cerebral palsy and a speech and language disorder. With over 18 years experience in the online content industry, she’s passionate about how online experiences can bring people and information together in the special needs community. Technology also plays an important part in Nicole’s family life as her daughter is learning to communicate with an assistive device. When she’s not browsing the web and deep in social media accounts she loves exploring Queensland with her kids, husband and oversize Golden Retriever!
Renee Swannack is an Advertising Account Manager for Source Kids and Mum to Damian (2) and a second son, due in July. Damian is one of only a handful of people in the world with the rare neurological disorder, KCNA2 Epileptic Encephalopathy. Renee is passionate about the special needs community and improving outcomes for children like Damian, in particular, raising awareness and advocating for acceptance of rare conditions. She has found her calling with Source Kids and enjoys linking quality products and services with the families, just like her own, who need them. When Renee isn’t spending time with her family or managing her Source Kids accounts, she’s busy doing her other job- driving trains!
Carmen helps look after our valued clients and partners, and is Mum to two very busy little boys, Toby (5) and Billy (3). With over 20 years in media – both locally and abroad, she thrives on innovation and the magic a meaningful partnership can bring to organisations, and our valued audience. But it’s her experience as a live-in disability carer, volunteer work with kids, and ultimately – as a special needs mum, that drives her passion for Source Kids.
Kelly is mum to Katrina (12), and twins Jasmine (7) – a ‘heart kid’ and Mikey (7) who has HHE Syndrome, hemiplegic cerebral palsy and in 2017 underwent a rare brain surgery – called a hemispherectomy. She is passionate about supporting others in their unique caring roles, bringing people together over stories and celebrating life in many of its beautifully different and colourful ways! When she’s not writing funny anecdotes about her life, you can find her hitting the rollercoasters with her kids at the local theme parks on the Gold Coast (all in the name of therapy, of course!)
Rachel is a journalist and freelance writer, with more than 15 years experience. She is the weekend news presenter for Southern Cross Television, where she also works casually in reporting and producing roles. As a mother to three boys, Hamish (5), Rupert (3) and Edmund (6 months), Rachel is excited about the challenge of writing for Source Kids. She looks forward to helping parents and carers navigate the difficult challenges of having a special needs child, while celebrating their wonderful achievements and successes.