Meet the Team

The Founders

James and Kristy Thomas founded Feel the Magic in 2013, driven by their personal experiences with grief and a mission to make sure no Australian child goes through grief alone.

Both James and Kristy know first-hand how hard it is to heal after a loved one dies- James having experienced the death of both his father and mother, and Kristy the death of her brother.

Working with mental health experts to develop the evidence-based camps, strategies and resources that Feel the Magic delivers, James and Kristy are dedicated to helping grieving kids heal – no matter where they live in Australia, from the city to the most isolated rural towns.

The Board

John Brennan


Tahnee Schulz


Andrew Hedges


James Thomas

Co Founder & Managing Director

Our Team

Adam Blatch

Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Suffling

National Program Coordinator

Dr Robert Fullerton

Clinical Director & Head Psychologist

Peter Maloney

National Learning & Development

Kristy Thomas

Co-Founder & National Virtual Camp Lead

Our Ambassadors

Deborah Knight

Host of the TODAY Show

Josh Aloiai

International Rugby League Player

Scott Pye

Supercars Championship Driver

Betty Klimenko

Owner of Erebus Motorsport

Michael Usher

Channel Seven News Presenter

Dimity Clancey

Channel Nine News Reporter