Our Team
Breaking Boundaries is run by a small but dedicated team of volunteers (the BRKBND family).
Learn more about them here.
Tycho-Vandenburg
Tycho Vandenburg
Director & Administrator
They/Them

Tycho is currently working towards their PhD in community psychology at the University of Auckland, exploring transgender and gender diverse homelessness in Aotearoa. They are passionate about developing creative participatory projects and initiatives for queer and gender diverse people which tackle tough social issues. Get in touch with Tycho at tycho@breakingboundaries.org.nz

Joni-Nelson
Joni Nelson
Community Liaison & Producer
She/Her

Joni is a queer femme writer and performer based in Auckland. As a creative, much of Joni’s work deals with queer commentary and critique, and they are passionate about the ways in which creative mediums can help to express queer voices and stories. You can reach Joni at joni@breakingboundaries.org.nz

Cole-Meyers
Cole Meyers
Events Facilitator
They/He

Cole Meyers is a writer, actor, director and activist. He works as a consultant on trans and gender diverse narratives and inclusion, including at Shortland Street, where he is also a script writer. Cole is passionate about supporting the authentic representation and creative opportunities and potential of queer and gender diverse people and people with disabilities. He also really loves pigeons.

Crystal-Myers
Crystal Myers
Events Manager & Events Tech
They/Them

A queer music and events junkie with a penchant for creative business and marketing, Crystal is passionate about pop music, a lot of ‘isms’, personality testing and how communities engage with spaces. They review a lot of music, write a lot of copy and organise and run a lot of technical aspects for various events. Crystal's favourite things are socks with cool prints, chana masala, Lady Grey tea (with rice milk) and pangolins.

Liam-Rayford
Liam Rayford
Events Coordinator
They/Them

Liam is an anthropology MA student at the University of Auckland currently writing about queer black athletes and resistance. Liam is passionate about creating opportunities and resources for queer individuals to engage in holistic health, fitness and wellness practices in safe, inclusive spaces. They are also a part time drag king and enjoys watching critical top 10 lists on YouTube.

Jonie-Ellis
Jonie Ellis
Events Coordinator
She/Her

Jonie is a transplant from Los Angeles who is a queer femme foodie in search of the best bánh mì in Auckland. She works as a client liaison by day but is a serial volunteer by night. Her past work includes teaching yoga to youth overcoming prostitution and trafficking. She is passionate about human connection and creating those opportunities anywhere she can.

Kylie-Stoneking
Kylie Stoneking
Events Coordinator
She/Her

Kylie is a bisexual biologist who recently decided to live her dream and become a graphic designer. She's from the U.S. and spends her time freelancing, improving her portfolio and studying. She is passionate about creating new things and helping others find community. She enjoys knitting, comic books, drinking tea, and would be sorted into Hufflepuff.

Echo-Spud
Echo/Spud
Executive Assistant
Meow

Elegant. Sophisticated. Uncoordinated.
Part time DJ.