Meet our team of experts

Lauren Barbera – Events Manager

Lauren is the Events Manager at Street Hassle Events and has been a part of the events industry since 2010. With a background in customer relations, she works effectively with clients to define projects, clarify the vision and tailor requirements to suit. Her liaison with clients and suppliers (from both the public and private sectors) is always genuine and professional.

She has built strong relationships with suppliers and market stall operators from all over Perth and has established ongoing positive communication with local businesses and community groups to ensure their attendance at events.
Lauren learnt first hand from her Father Malcolm Barbera the ways of events and was encouraged by him to complete relevant courses to have the certificates along with the knowledge behind her. Thanks to Malcolm’s encouragement and support she was able to complete a Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Project Management and a Diploma in Events Management.

Since 2016, Lauren has managed Street Hassle Events, securing large contracts with various local governments to deliver major annual community events such as the City of Rockingham’s Christmas Festival, and Australia Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations, Town of Cambridge annual street festival, City of Nedlands Summer series and activations inside Lakelands Shopping Centre.

Matthew Barbera – Facilities & Operations

Matthew works full time in the office and onsite at all of our major events. Matthew is directly responsible for the client liaison for equipment hire/delivery, maintenance; repair & servicing of our equipment along with writing & implementing key documents including Risk Management Plan, Event Applications, Emergency Plans, Disability Access Inclusion Plans, Safe Operating Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements.

Nicole Ingram – Manager Special events, Business and community engagement.

Nicole has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, tourism, events and health promotion. She is an innovative thinker, a great networker and brings a fresh and enthusiastic approach to her projects.
Nicole brings new project development ideas to every event and leads the design and implementation of event market research projects and business and community consultation tasks.
Nicole has a proven track record of completing projects on time and on budget, harvesting comprehensive stakeholder feedback and conveying project successes to funders.

Tarryn Fitzpatrick

Tarryn previously owned and operated her own small business and has attended events for over five years as a stallholder, bringing valuable event experience from a stallholder perspective to the Street Hassle team. Tarryn works directly with Lauren to source and secure entertainment, activities and key event components for all our projects. Tarryn’s role at Street Hassle has grown from stallholder coordination to event coordination.
Tarryn manages a portfolio of events, communicates with customers and coordinates staff, contractors and entertainers.

Griët McDonald

Griët joined the Street Hassle Events team in September 2021 and began working at events 4 weeks later. She has displayed great competence adapting to our systems –both in the office and at the event site. She joined the team with previous administration and international hospitality experience. Griët coordinates all stallholder and food vendor bookings for the events.
Griët is also responsible for the coordination of the Perth Baby and Children’s Market – sourcing new stallholders, looking after repeat customers, coming up with new activities to host per market to kept it fresh and manages the Perth Baby and Children’s Market social media pages.

Amber Stipkovich

Amber plays a vital role in our team managing the accounts and payroll. With experience in property management, Amber implements strategies into the management of the accounts and our contractors that keeps everyone up to date. Whilst being diligent and thorough she always comes to work with a smile and handles every phone call with kindness.
She also wears another hat in the work place coordinating and supervising the children’s craft activities at various events and her engagement with families on the day is extremely professional and friendly.

Jess Scoble

Jess has recently joined our office after years of being involved in our events through her business the Sand Card Company. Jess has an extensive network of small businesses and community groups that she encourages to participate in markets and events. Jess will be working with Griët to process stallholder and food vendor applications along with engaging with small businesses, community groups and not for profits to involve them in our activities.

Petra Koch

Petra joined the Street Hassle Events team in 2021 in the office through work placement with her high school. She made a great impression in the office that led to her being offered weekend work at our events. Once her work placement concluded, she was offered a regular shift in the office around her TAFE studies and continues to work with us in the office once a week and at our outdoor events. Petra has shown great skills in the office through her use of our systems and processes. She has become a vital part of our team.

Brett Samuels

Brett is an experienced event site manager and has site managed every major event at Street Hassle Events since 2006. He understands the complexities of site planning and can create site plans that are both innovative, functional, and as simple as possible. Brett appreciates that an event is a ‘living entity,’ and he has the communication skills and experience to overcome any issues that may present on the day of the event. Brett takes the lead role in the OH&S management and implementation at each site.