The bella rae crew & Contributors

Henrietta Lee

Content Director

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 power house 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 Thomas

Head Copy Editor

One of the most inspirational women you will ever meet. For 40 years she has worked as a teacher and mentored thousands of young people. Nancy loves chocolate, her husband Deryck and their two Labradors. A passionate wonder who doesn't stop giving.


Emma Shepherd

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.

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Anna Reeves


This lovely lass writes recipes and articles about nourishing your bod. She runs a neato nutrition blog and enjoys cycling and playing with her young daughter. Her party tricks include being able to recite a whole Star Wars movie and a smashing Yoshi impersonation!

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!

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Gretchen Mitchell

Psychologist & Writer

This beautiful mother of three writes some of our deeper articles about why us humans do what we do. Outside of bella rae she works as a psychologist in a private practice and speaks on radio. Gretchen loves spending time with family, swimming at the beach, eating ice cream, wearing hand-me-downs and colour coordinating her outfits to match her knickers.


Leah Musch

Fashion Writer

Beautiful Leah is bella rae's sustainable + ethical fashion writer – a former fast fashion addict turned slow fashion activist. Leah is one passionate go-getter! She cares deeply and is brave enough to ask the hard questions. Leah also loves coffee and dancing, yahoo!

Dani Cripps

Writer & All Rounder

bella rae's esident all rounder, Dani can write, sing, act and is an excellent listener and ideas woman. Dani is full of wisdom and also knows her tunes! The best sort of people to have around.

Liz Walker

Sex Educator

Liz is bella rae's very own straight-talking, go-to gal, on all sex matters. She is a generous, wise spirit who is passionate about young folks gaining a healthy understanding of what sex is and where it fits into relationships, identity and life.

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 and messages into schools around Australia and beyond (look out Indonesia!).


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!

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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.