Meet our Ambassadors
Talitha Cummins is a journalist and presenter with the Seven Network in Sydney.
“I first met Chris when I interviewed him in Brisbane six years ago. He was so passionate about this program, it was infectious. I knew I wanted to try it. I was sick of not remembering nights, hangovers and relying on alcohol to give me confidence. I was a big drinker. But it took me four years before I was brave enough to attempt life without it. Now I’ve stopped drinking permanently. To say it has changed my life is an understatement. I want to show others how it can change theirs.”
Nick is a Professional Cricketer for the Queensland Bulls and the Brisbane Heat, and is a part-time model. Over his 5-year sporting career he has suffered from a number of injuries requiring major operations. During this recovery time, his relationship with alcohol changed from casual drinker to something more serious. One particular alcohol fuelled night led him to reassess his relationship with alcohol which led him to becoming an HSM Ambassador. After experiencing firsthand the binge drinking culture amongst Australia’s young professional sportsman, Nick is passionate about raising awareness and sharing his story.
Matt & Alex
Triple J Radio Hosts
Matt and Alex host a radio show between 6 and 9am on Triple J that plays lots of good music and doesn't have commercials. Matt is a comedian who once played an Ethiopian diplomat on Sea Patrol. Alex isn’t a comedian, but he did watch Matt’s episode of Sea Patrol and rated it 3.2/5.
Sally & Alexa
Fitness experts, personal trainers, sports & fitness models, celebrity trainers and BioSignature Practitioners (study of hormones) with over 25 years combined experience, Alexa and Sally are a dual force to be reckoned with.
Like many Australian women, Alexa and Sally both have a long and complicated history with alcohol and are now passionate about empowering people with skills to learn to understand and control their alcohol consumption.
Aria-award winning, multi-platinum selling, all-round legend – KRAM - joins Hello Sunday Morning as drummer, singer and co-writer in our new ‘Don’t let the day get away’ campaign.
Best known for his role in Australian band Spiderbait, Kram has recently stepped things up with a solo album, a children’s album, film score for the Australian drama film “Love Is Now”, and is currently in the studio producing Aussie Rock sister sibling’s STONEFIELDS highly anticipated 2nd album.
As an iconic Australian at the heart of our rock culture, Kram is the perfect supporter of Hello Sunday Morning. He is a firm believer in the change the organisation is trying to make with a personal ambition to challenge Australians to think for themselves and find a more conscious relationship with alcohol.
ACT Brumbies captain and Australia’s most accomplished hooker, Stephen Moore has played more than 200 first class games at every level of rugby for Queensland, the Wallabies, the ACT Brumbies and the Barbarians.
Moore doesn’t believe in alcohol bans, but does believe in helping people to make better choices. He has joined in supporting Hello Sunday Morning because he believes that professional athletes can play an important role in supporting greater cultural change around drinking in this country.
With equal doses of charisma and quick wit, Maz Compton has a proven track record as one of Australia’s foremost radio personalities and entertainment reporters. A leading authority and tastemaker in the music and youth genres, Maz has more than eight years’ experience on camera and on radio. A self-confessed adrenalin junkie with a love for snow-boarding and boot-camps, Maz has a fearless approach to her life and work, always ready to tackle new challenges. She has also worked extensively in radio as a host and producer and is currently the smaller–in-size, yet audibly –louder half of the Dan & Maz Sydney breakfast show on hit 104.1 2Day FM
Guy Williams is a comedian and a TV & Radio personality. Sometimes known as 'Guy Williams from Nelson.' He is currently the third chair in the Jono & Ben at Ten show.
"Becoming an Ambassador of Hello Sunday Morning was the best decision that I've made since I got my "NO REGRETS" tattoo removed."
Young New Zealander of the Year
At heart, he's a young guy who believes it's important that young people get involved in our communities.
This motto seems to have led him down a fairly interesting path over the past couple of years.
Sam Johnson is the founder of the Student Volunteer Army that helped Christchurch residents recover from the regions earthquakes this then lead him on to being named Young New Zealander of the year.
Some may remember Mikey Havoc as the lead singer of the New Zealand glam metal group Push Push, best known for its 1991 number one singles "What My Baby Likes" and "Trippin'".
Others will know him from his TV show Havoc and Newsboy.
Now Mikey Havoc is a house music DJ and Radio Announcer for Radio Hauraki - Havoc Nights.
Will has been all over our screens for many years with the likes of Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial & Underbelly, just to name a few. He is now in his 10th year of acting professionally in New Zealand. He love's it. One thing he doesn't love is Hang Overs. Will has signed up to HSM for 3 months and hopes by the end, Hang Overs will be a distant memory.
Gracing our screens for 6 years on Shortland Street as Nurse Tania Jefferies, Faye made her big screen debut in Love Birds in 2011.
"I think this is a really awesome initiative and I really believe in it. Twice a year I used to take 8 weeks off drinking for my own personal benefits and to maintain control of my drinking habits and relationship with alcohol. When I heard about HSM, I realized I hadn't done one in over two years! Eeeek! No time like the present yeah!"
TV Presenter, Health & Fitness Writer
Currently a TV Presenter, Run Coach, Health and Fitness writer, and aspiring Actress, Marnie first started out as a Dietitian. A late discovery of running (29 yrs) and marathons (31) got her excited enough to quit work and aim for the Olympics. A few injury issues and then a frustrating diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2008 put a grinding halt to this dream, and lead to an increasing relationship with pinot gris. She is now on a 6-mth HSM mission to regain health, and control of her life, and already feels her moods, energy levels and confidence is lifting.
Riyadh is a radio presenter at Dublin’s SPIN 1038 and recently won ‘Bachelor of The Year’ at the entertainment.ie awards. He is regularly seen on TV reporting showbiz news and was interviewed on Ireland’s most watched night time talk show ‘The Late Late Show’ where he came out as gay to the nation.
He humorously video documented his HSM experience with fellow SPIN 1038 presenter Martin Guilfoyle. See their progress week by week in the links below:
DJ & Producer
Currently enjoying mainstream commercial pop success with his current track 'All I Need', international dance DJ and producer John Gibbons is set to drop his debut album in December 2013.
Will St Leger
Will St Leger is an activist/artist (artivist), living and working in Dublin. Also a vocal gay rights activist, a bassist with electronic trio, ‘Faune’ and recently radio presenter with Phantom 105.2 for their Friday night show ‘The Weekender’
Kathryn Reilly, aged 24, from the fine county of Cavan. Ballyjamesduff to be more precise. Currently a Senator in year 2 of the job.