Meet The Team

Gerry Baldwin

Gerry Baldwin
Chief Executive

Length of time involved:
9 years for Fuse and 4 years for Pavillion

Favourite Film:
Empire Strikes Back

Wanted to be when growing up:
Football Player

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
To try and make a positive difference in the local community.

Sharon Baldwin
Business Development Manager

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
Crocodile Dundee 2

Wanted to be when growing up:
Either a Pharmacist or a Joiner - they're similar, right?

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
The feeling of knowing that what you do has a positive impact on people and their community. I love the freedom of working in a team, developing ideas and seeing the projects the ideas turn in to.

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David Purcell
Sessional Youth Worker, Power Up Programme Officer

Length of time involved:
5 years 6 months at Fuse, 4 years Pavillion

Favourite Film:
Shane

Wanted to be when growing up:
Cowboy

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
encourage, develop and support young people.

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Alan Murray
Club Co-Ordinator

Length of time involved:
9 Years

Favourite Film:
The Lion King (1994)

Wanted to be when growing up:
Train Driver

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
There's always new challenges!

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Ashley Thomson
Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Champion

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
Any Harry Potter

Wanted to be when growing up:
Psychiatric Nurse

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I knew they had a great reputation from previously working with them, 3 years on I love the staff, the young people and the work we do.

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James Campbell
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
Avengers: Endgame

Wanted to be when growing up:
Iron Man

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Creative possibilities

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Jordan Shaw
Senior Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
The Lion King

Wanted to be when growing up:
An archaeologist, a herpetologist, a writer, and a clown.

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
To make a positive difference to young people's lives.

Grant McManus

Grant McManus
The Game Co-ordinator

Length of time involved:
8 years

Favourite Film:
The Thing

Wanted to be when growing up:
Stuntman

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I enjoy all the new experiences it provides and making a positive difference to the young people's lives.

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Denize McKernan
HR Manager & Projects Worker

Length of time involved:
12 years

Favourite Film:
The Princess Bride

Wanted to be when growing up:
Actor

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
It's a fantastic organisation that does so much for the community.

Donna Sanderson
Junior Club Activities Coordinator

Length of time involved:
11 years

Favourite Film:
n the name of the father

Wanted to be when growing up:
Air Hostess

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Love working with kids

Scott Cunningham
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
Since September 2020

Favourite Film:
This is Spinal Tap

Wanted to be when growing up:
Rockstar

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Because I enjoy teaching and working with young people.

Paul Brady

Paul Brady
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
Con Air

Wanted to be when growing up:
Musician/Astronaut

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Brilliant staff and young people to work with, make a difference in the community and hopefully inspire young people through music and creative arts.

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Elaine Mulholland
Dramatic Effect Project Manager

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
The Lost Boys

Wanted to be when growing up:
Dancer

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
The weans

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Jim Duffy
Facilities Manager

Length of time involved:
10 years

Favourite Film:
Stir Crazy

Wanted to be when growing up:
Fireman because of the ladders

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Good organisation, great ladders

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Jackie Lauder
Finance Officer

Length of time involved:
8 Months

Favourite Film:
American Beauty

Wanted to be when growing up:
A Fox

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I like to look after money. Have you got a receipt?

Ciaran Shearer
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
5 years

Favourite Film:
Mrs Doubtfire

Wanted to be when growing up:
Actor

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
To work with young people and to give them different opportunities and see them grow in confidence.

April Mullin
Trainee Administrator

Length of time involved:
6 months

Favourite Film:
Ratatouille

Wanted to be when growing up:
A vet

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I wanted to be able to further my skills in the work place and I’ve started to quite like working here

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Jack Martin
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
7 Months

Favourite Film:
Deep Blue Sea

Wanted to be when growing up:
A football player or football coach

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I love working with a terrific team here at Fuse and an even better bunch of kids

Teresa Aitken
Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
2 years

Favourite Film:
None

Wanted to be when growing up:
A nurse

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I like my work

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Caitlin Henderson
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
2 years

Favourite Film:
Heathers

Wanted to be when growing up:
Primary school teacher

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
To get some experience working with different age groups and to contribute to the community in a positive way

Heather April Barbara
Trainee Administrator

Length of time involved:
Start Monday 24/08/2020

Favourite Film:
The Greatest Showman

Wanted to be when growing up:
An Author

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Interested in the company after reading online and desire to learn new skills.

Keigan Bain
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
Volunteered in Pavillion for around a year from October 2018, started volunteering in Fuse in March, started as a sessional youth worker in June

Favourite Film:
Joker

Wanted to be when growing up:
An actor

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
To give myself a better chance at a better job in the future and to work on skills and deliver skills I or the young people want to learn

Marilyn Boyd
Programme Coordinator

Length of time involved:
From September 2020

Favourite Film:
The Bodyguard

Wanted to be when growing up:
Singer or a Dancer

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Passionate about supporting children and developing communities

John Halloran
Attainment Coordinator

Length of time involved:
From November 2020

Favourite Film:
Robin Hood

Wanted to be when growing up:
A Cowboy

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Working with young people to achieve their goals.

Alan Murray
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
7 Years

Favourite Film:
The Lion King & JFK

Wanted to be when growing up:
Train Driver

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Enjoy working with Young People ...most of the time!

Kerri Porteous
Sessional Youth Worker

Length of time involved:
Since November 2020

Favourite Film:
Harry Potter

Wanted to be when growing up:
Microbiologist

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
To see the growth in the young people through various projects

Chloe Park
Student placement from Glasgow uni

Length of time involved:
2 months

Favourite Film:
Stand by me

Wanted to be when growing up:
A teacher

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I think the young people are awesome! Fuse staff put the young peoples well-being at the top of the list which I really love! I'm so happy to join the team at Fuse.

Dylan Bradley
Volunteer

Length of time involved:
3 years

Favourite Film:
Batman the dark night

Wanted to be when growing up:
Fireman

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
It’s good fun

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Laura Maguire
Youth Volunteer & Workplace Coordinator

Length of time involved:
Since March 2018

Favourite Film:
Tango and Cash

Wanted to be when growing up:
An astronaut then realised I get travel sick

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I get to support young people in my local community to grow and develop into amazing volunteers which is hugely rewarding.

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Alishia McGowan
Volunteer

Length of time involved:
1 year

Favourite Film:
Avengers Endgame

Wanted to be when growing up:
Psychologist

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
Went as a member and asked to volunteer

Paige Stirling
Volunteer

Length of time involved:
I’ve been involved with fuse for a few months

Favourite Film:
Don’t have one

Wanted to be when growing up:
Computer technician

Reason for working at Fuse or Pavillion:
I work for Fuse because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do