Chris Johnson - Manager
Chris has worked in the music and radio sectors as a sound engineer, radio station manager and new-media consultant. At just 22 years of age Chris was appointed station manager of Edge Radio in Tasmania, which he managed over its first five years. He successfully led the station toward a swag of accolades including the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s ‘Community Radio Station of the Year’ award (2003). Chris also won the 'Career Achievement' category at the 2006 Tasmanian Young Achiever awards. He sat on Arts Tasmania’s grants advisory panel to allocate funds to artists, community radio’s national Digital Radio Standing Committee, and more recently on the Music Council of Australia.
Chris was appointed to manage Amrap in October 2008 when the project was revitalised with commonwealth government funding. He places a high priority on creating unique cross platform services (like AirIt and Amrap Pages) to meet the changing needs of the community radio and Australian music sectors.
Brooke Olsen - AirIt Coordinator
Brooke Olsen has been working for Amrap since November 2007, initially handling all CD distribution and then coordinating AirIt since 2009. Brooke has been volunteering and working in community radio for 7 years, undertaking a number of roles in that time including; freelance producer, presenter, production assistant, panel trainer and training course co-coordinator. She interned at ABC Radio National (The Night Air) and has a Communications degree in Media Arts Production (University of Technology Sydney).
When she’s not at Amrap, Brooke presents FBi radio's experimental sound hour 'Ears Have Ears', co-runs an independent art space in Sydney's inner west and is a co-curator of the Sound Summit festival.
Ben Briedis - Chief Software Developer
Ben joined Amrap in August 2009 to implement various web-based and cross platform services for Amrap. He has worked as a computer programmer in the fields of IT management, biotechnology, media and telephony systems. Ben has a PhD in Computer Science and a BA(Hons)/LLB, both from UNSW.
In his spare time Ben writes songs and performs them in many fine Sydney music institutions.
Ruben Thijssen - Junior Software Developer
Ruben Thijssen joined Amrap as a contractor in October 2011. Ruben is a recent Bachelor graduate of the Hogeschool Zeeland in the Netherlands, majoring in Software Engineering with a minor in IT-Security. Ruben has worked in a variety of IT roles including software engineer and freelance back-end web-development for small businesses.