The bella rae crew & Contributors

Henrietta Lee


This fine lady rides her bike most places, loves op shopping, music, cooking and finding ways to be kind to the planet. She has a knack with words. She joined the bella rae team after a frolic overseas and didn't know what she was in for!

Kandice Orford

Creative Director

You can thank this sweet human for making bella rae look so rad! When she is not taking gorgeous photos or creating neat designs Kandice leads at youth camps, treks the globe and helps out with her parents' jumping castle business.


Liz Schultz

Writer & All Rounder

This fun and bubbly lady is an all-round busy bee... she writes, she researches... she's a yes lass! Liz has a passion for youth work and is studying to be a counsellor. When she's not leading youth camps or teaching kids to swim, you might find Liz going for a jog or curled up with a good book.


Letitia Shelton

Speaker & Ambassador

A powerhouse of a woman and a backbone of bella rae. She lends the team her wisdom, vision, courage and speaking skills – travelling around talking about facing the tough stuff going on in our world, how to engage women and change culture. She's a bit of a heroine, really!

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Anna Schwenke

Photographer & Writer

Not only can this lady take stellar photos, but she has a way with words as well! Anna adores her family and helps out on their family farm. When she's not in the office or out on a shoot she's creating something delicious and healthy in the kitchen, pottering in the garden or off travelling the world!

Lisa - Part of the bella editorial team. producing a magazine for young women that empowers them with confidence

Kate Lund

Photographer & Illustrator

This talented, creative chick takes photographs and illustrates, adding a little bit of cute and quirk to each page she's part of. She's just completed her Bachelor of Photography. Kate loves plants of all kinds and you'll often spot her petting any dog or cat she crosses paths with.

Nancy - Part of the bella editorial team. producing a magazine for young women that empowers them with confidence

Nancy & Deryck Thomas

Head Copy Editors

One of the most inspirational couple you will ever meet. For 40 years they have worked together mentoring thousands of young people. They love chocolate, each other and their two labradors. Passionate wonders who never stop giving.


Emma Entwistle

Creative Spark

This gal lights up the room and brings her best laugh wherever she goes. Emma studies art at uni and works at an adventure store but in the bella rae office she's our go-to girl for ideas on fashion and creativity. AND she's a social butterfly – connecting us to many intelligent, creative types!


Jewel Doran

Renaissance Woman

This stunning, sassy human whisks in and out of the bella rae office, working behind the scenes, lending her creativity and nouse to get things done! With a background in farming, makeup and the performing arts, Jewel has had her hand in bella rae's marketing, distribution and production.

Hannah Lawes


Hannah was bella rae's first colouring competition winner, but since we have cottoned on to her talent we have featured her art and got her creating designs for us!


Cielo Klass

Writer & Superstar

Cielo studies creative writing and English literature at university, and likes all things creative. She spends most of her time cross stitching and reading adventure books.


Ashlea Turpin

Artist & Illustrator

Ashlea flits cheerfully between her two passions in life, education and art. When she isn't playing alongside children at work, poking around in the garden and keeping her two spoiled pet rabbits out of mischief; Ashlea loves to dabble and experiment with watercolours. Sometimes these painty dabblings find a home in the pages of bella rae.

Selena Protheroe

Behind the Scenes Ninja

This lady finds solutions makes the mag run. Selena is mum to two and, when she gets a chance, enjoys a good game of cards. In the office she is appreciated for her dry sense of humour!


Kath Willis

Online Editor

Kath is one of our resident editors. She has a journalism degree, with a minor in creative writing, which she puts to good use! She has a punny sense of humour and enjoys a good game of Cluedo.


Emily Munro


Emily has been writing for bella rae since early 2018! She’s passionate about storytelling and serving her community. When she’s not penning for the mag, she’s studying, or drinking tea.

Vita Adam


Known as the V-bomb, Vita is a singer-songwriter, fashion lover and founder of The Bold The Beautiful Project. Vita is dynamic, strong and passionate, taking her story around Australia and beyond.


Ingrid Bartkowiak

Artist & Doodler

Ingrid is a passionate, quirky artist with a green thumb. She’s been a contributing artist for more than a year. She watercolours landscapes in her sketchbook while trekking the globe!

Liz - Part of the bella editorial team. producing a magazine for young women that empowers them with confidence

Liz Hamilton


Without Liz there would be no bella rae! This determined trail-blazer lives and breathes sisterhood, always lifting up the ladies around her. She is passionate about developing leaders, and runs marathons on the side.