Alex is supported by an enthusiastic team of professional staff and event volunteers who share her passion for animals and her dedication to rescue and conservation.

Debora Brown Ph.D. 
Debora is our Director of Communications & Co-owner of Houndstooth Studio. She works closely with Alex in the development of business goals, marketing strategies and philanthropic projects in Australia and overseas. Prior to Houndstooth Studio, Debora was a Senior Research Fellow with Edith Cowan University in the development of community-based and school-based bullying prevention programs. She was also a lecturer in Business, Marketing and Health Promotion. Debora holds a Master of Business in Marketing and a PhD in Behavioural Science and Social Marketing.

Deb’s commercial background includes retail, corporate and event marketing management. She was an organiser of the highly successful Talk to the Animals Expos that were held around Australia and based on the TV show of the same name. 

Colleen Shanhun 
Colleen is our fantastic Business Administration Manager, an integral part of our team and the first point of contact when you call Houndstooth Studio. As well as managing a myriad of administration tasks, Colleen handles client enquiries, bookings, gift vouchers, client orders and collections. You’ll also see her at our fundraising events for animal charities and in our Houndstooth Studio marquee at various community pet events.

Prior to Houndstooth Studio, Colleen held a number of high level government positions in analysis, research and project management. She has managed large staff numbers in high stress and shift work positions, recruited and trained government personnel, conducted specialised report writing projects and presented briefings to government agencies. Colleen joined the Houndstooth Studio team in 2013, but Colleen and Alex have been colleagues and friends for more than 20 years.  She is a dog Mum to Oscar the 16 year old Maltese x Shih Tzu.

Industry Professionals
We have long standing relationships with the best professionals in the photography industry. These trusted friends and advisers help us maintain our excellent standards of customer service and product quality, and they support and nurture our business.