Jo Gevers - Operations Manager
Jo was born in Edinburgh and grew up in a musical family, learning violin and then bassoon at school, and singing in all sorts of contexts. She trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in Sheffield, came to Dundee on a 6 month contract over 30 years ago, and has been here ever since. After a break from work to bring up her family, she worked in office management for several years before returning to Speech Therapy. This brought her to Douglas, working with staff, children and families in Claypotts Nursery for two years, and she is excited to be keeping up this connection as she joins Big Noise Douglas.
Jo still sings at every opportunity – the older the music, the better.
Beth Strachan - Administrator
Beth started playing the oboe aged 10 and was encouraged to attend Aberdeen City Music School where she realised that she wanted to pursue music. Studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Beth enjoyed exploring the Cor Anglais, Second Study Singing and found a passion for ornamenting and arranging. Beth particularly enjoys orchestral playing and has played in a broad range of concerts from Celtic Connections to the BBC Proms.
Born up in freezing Peterhead has led to Beth constantly have a cup of tea in hand, so naturally cake and biscuits are never too far away either.
Beth is thoroughly enjoying being part of the Big Noise Team in Douglas.