Team Members

Shane Nicholson

Shane Nicholson

I’m 43 years young and was lucky enough to be a professional footballer for 21 years. Not a bad feat considering that in the first 11 years of my career I was an active alcoholic and drug addict. My lifestyle consequently landed me in prison for a short period; and also 4 months in a…Continue Reading

Josie Nicholson

Josie Nicholson

I’m the second eldest of five children, raised by my mum Gill in Derby. I went to college to do a secretarial course, purely because I didn’t know what else to do. For most of my school and college days I messed around. Do I regret it? Of course I do, my general knowledge is…Continue Reading

Janet Rodgers

Janet Rodgers

I have worked in a Special school for over twenty five years. I enjoy working with the students who have Severe Learning Difficulties and Complex Needs. At times it can be challenging, however, also very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy working out to keep fit. I also enjoy reading, going to the cinema…Continue Reading

Jackie Gardner

Jackie Gardner

It all started when the TV broke down and dad told mum he knew a way to while away the hours…. From a young age I always wanted to be involved in media. I used to watch TV and listen to the radio avidly whilst taping things…illegally. Growing up I never ever thought I would…Continue Reading

Grace Lenny

Grace Lenny

I was born in London to parents who were devoted to the Church. My mother was a Pastor. When I became of an age and I could choose for myself, I changed paths and left the church. Though after some time, I came back to my faith. I chose a career in Nursing, and then…Continue Reading

Gem Gordon

Gem Gordon

I have had various jobs in the past from being an Ambulance Driver to being a Receptionist. I currently work as a Cover Teacher and Form Tutor in a Secondary School, and even though this job is challenging, I do enjoy it as it has many rewards. On a personal level… being a wife and…Continue Reading

Damon Hague

Damon Hague

I was a troubled youth until two visits to prison, where I found GOD; and then began to focus on my boxing dream. I’m an ex-professional boxer being… WBF Super Middleweight World Champion; WBF Middleweight World Champion; WBF Pan-European Super Middleweight World Champion; Middleweight World Champion; former Middleweight British Kickboxing Champion; and former ‎Midlands area…Continue Reading

Caroline Grey

Caroline Grey

Proudly born in Derby in the mid 1970’s, I consider my most important roles are that of a daughter, sister, mother and partner. I have had a varied education and career background. After school I studied art & design and pursued a textile degree. I soon realised this was not my future; and had various…Continue Reading

Ava Nicholson

Ava Nicholson

I am 10 years old. I am the youngest member of ZeN. I go to St. Peter’s School, in Littleover. My favourite things are that I sing for the Derby Cathedral girls’ choir. I play netball for a club called Allestree Netball which I love. At school I enjoy learning French and have lots of…Continue Reading

Steph Hernandez

Steph Hernandez

I was born in the 70’s in London, raised on the Caribbean island of Tobago amongst relatives, and returned to England in my mid-teens. I’ve had an interesting, yet turbulent childhood in some respects which has had a challenging impact on me. Being immersed in Literature and creativity from a young age has been my…Continue Reading

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