Our Team

Kyle Perry

Kyle Perry

Lived Experience Advocate Service Coord.

His teammates describe him as a creative and inspiring visionary, but also value his playful and fun attitude. His mastery of words and delight in using them well also makes Kyle a loved member of the team.

Kyle’s experiences in both volunteer and paid work have brought a kaleidoscope of perspectives to his current role, and the addition of his academic success makes a recipe for success when working with his team and clients. When Kyle isn’t supporting the Lived Experience Advocate Service, you might find him promoting his bestselling novel The Bluffs (2020, Penguin Random House Australia.)

Kyle holds a Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) and he hopes to see a world where some of the major causes of crime – i.e., lack of education, safety, and housing – are acknowledged as a responsibility of the whole community to work to improve, and so see crime rates truly drop.

Career highlights:

  • Being recipient of the 2021 Tasmanian Minister’s ATOD Sector Emerging Leader Award
  • Three months of mission work in Mozambique
  • Breakout bestselling novel The Bluffs, 2020, Penguin Random House Australia

You can contact Kyle here.

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