All About Hannah Colman
Hannah is a hospitality professional, Swinburne Multimedia (Media Studies) graduate and occasional freelance writer. She’s worked in restaurants for over 10 years, and loves food and the social side of hospitality. After volunteering with the refugee community around Fitzroy (including editing *bespoken, a newspaper providing a voice to marginalised members of the community, run in conjunction with The Social Studio), Hannah co-founded Scarf with Jess Moran in 2010.
Hannah was a mentor in Scarf programs, and looked after marketing and communications for three years, before becoming General Manager in 2013. She firmly believes in the power of social enterprise to allow marginalised young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections needed to break into employment. As well as ensuring the trainees get the most out of the program, Hannah is interested in fostering the Scarf community – volunteers, dinner guests, host restaurants, sponsors, knitters and the like. She also spends a bit of time gently reminding people that Scarf is not an acronym! In our case, it’s just a warm, comforting show of support and an expression of culture.