Jay graduated with a degree in Community Arts from the University of Strathclyde in 2003. Beginning her career working with autistic adults. Jay's work focused on using creativity to manage stress, develop alternative forms of communication and reduce instances of challenging behaviour including self harm.
In 2006 Jay began working with children and young people developing creative activities focused on resilience, stress reduction and anger management. This work allowed Jay to develop creative support programmes for 8 to 18 year olds within primary and secondary education - pre the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence.
In 2009, Jay joined the community arts charity Impact Arts leading their creative programmes nationally. Her role as Head of Delivery involved creating, developing and managing all flagship and bespoke creative programmes which focused on supporting people of all ages and backgrounds. The Impact Arts ethos of -using the arts to change lives is one which Jay strongly prescribes too.
Jay has a range of experience in: managing challenging behaviour, autism awareness, creativity and stress reduction, developing resilience through play, mindfulness and stress reduction.
In 2015 Jay started her own business - Creative Consultancy and Watch This Space Productions. Using her wealth of experience in community engagement and creativity Jay develops bespoke creative solutions for third sector, private and public organisations. Clients include: Aberdeen Council Creative Learning Team and the NHS.
Jay joined Stan Godek and Associates as a trainer in September 2015.