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MICHAEL BASCETTA

CO - FOUNDER & CEO

Michael is currently the Operations Manager and Co-Owner behind Bar Liberty, in Fitzroy and Capitano, in Carlton.

In 2016, together with friends in the industry, Michael was inspired to launch Grow Assembly; a series of food and wine talks from some of the most forward-thinking minds in the industry. 

Previous to this he spent 3.5 years working at Attica Restaurant, which culminated in him becoming Assistant Restaurant Manager.

Michael acknowledges the value that mentorship, collaboration and learning from the people around him, has had in propelling his career forward. Worksmith is the embodiment of these ideals.

 
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ROSCOE POWER

CO - FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Roscoe is a-once-upon-a-time waiter, bartender & barista now turned property development & start-up professional. He is currently working at ICD Property & is also the Co-Founder & COO of a property technology start-up CoDev.
Having been mentored by some of Australia’s most innovative & successful CEO’s, Roscoe is incredibly passionate about utilising the power of collaboration to inspire people to innovate without boundaries having the support of their peers, to excel within their chosen industry.


In 2016, whilst working for ICD Property, Roscoe was selected to part-take in one of the world’s most renowned digital nomad programs; Remote Year. Travelling around the world for 9 months jumping from co-working space to co-working space, it was here that the importance of not only having a functional space but to be surrounded by like-minded individuals came into light.

The end goal of Worksmith for Roscoe; to create innovation through collaboration within the Melbourne & global hospitality industry.

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RACHEL DOUGHERTY

SPACE MANAGER

Rachel is an all-rounder with an incredibly varied background including a four year stint in New York City studying Business at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Whilst in NYC she worked at  The Standard Hotel and The Stanton Social.

Upon return to Melbourne Rachel has worked as an Event Coordinator/Assistant within the design world and non-for profit sector. 

Rachel is an avid traveller spending the majority of 2017 in South America volunteering and working at retreats in the Amazon. jungle. 

Rachel is thrilled to be back in Melbourne and joining Worksmith as our space manager.  

 

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Stewart Cowlishaw

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Two years after finishing high school in western Sydney, Stewart moved to Hollywood to become a movie star but found himself inside the Ed Hardy Design compound instead. 
Moving from intern to Designer in a matter of weeks, he managed to hold down a second Design job with cult T-shirt label, Parballe.

Since moving to Melbourne, he's spent his time working in the hospitality industry, playing with the band Mesa Cosa, building on his Graphic Design folio and wrangling together a few exhibitions here and there.

He earned his Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design from the short lived Tractor Design School, where upon graduation he was presented with 'the Empty Canvas Award’ for creative excellence.


Stewart now focuses on graphic design within the hospitality industry, creating branding for award winning venues such as Bar Liberty, Rockwell & Sons & now Worksmith. 

Check out some of his deigns here.

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Ben McMenamin 

WEARER OF MANY HATS

When not working on his startup businesses, Ben can be found doing event coordination work for the City of Melbourne, hosting community food events or leading the kitchen team at Grub Food Van in Fitzroy. 

Ben will also be acting as the kitchen manager at Worksmith. 

Current projects include: 

Founder | Social Food Project | http://socialfoodproject.com/

Co-founder | We Eat Local | http://www.weeatlocal.com.au/melbourne/

Head Chef | Grub Food Van | http://www.grubfoodvan.com.au/

Food Curator | Melbourne Knowledge Week | http://mkw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Vice-president | Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance | http://afsa.org.au/

Kitchen Manager | Worksmith | https://www.worksmith.io/

JASON

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NON-EXECUTIVE-DIRECTOR

Jason Yuhas is an entrepreneur with a passion for assisting startups as they grow. He is a leader when it comes to improving and standardising operational processes to drive revenue. Jason's 8+ years of experience includes business strategy, sales, partnerships, CRM management, project management, business analysis and general business operations.

Jason runs his own consulting business which works with startup companies to scale operations and with established companies to streamline processes. In all he has worked with 20+ companies in NYC and several others around the US. He holds an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University. He has also been an adjunct business professor at Marymount Manhattan College, guest lecturer at several colleges, guest speaker on multiple panels, adviser to non-profits and involved in multiple roles with several other businesses. 

Jason became involved with Worksmith through Roscoe. They met while traveling on Remote Year and stayed connected after the program. He was in love with the idea as soon as he heard it. He decided to get involved with Worksmith because of the main business concept: to help provide businesses with a shared work space that acts as a community within the food and beverage industry. His goal is to assist Worksmith in worldwide growth becoming a well known brand in the co-working industry and the food & hospitality industry.