Introducing the Brickventures Inc. Committee

The Brickventures committee is made up of a diverse group of volunteers who being their unique talents along with their love of LEGO to bring you MUGs and Brickvention.

Annaleise Ronzan
President, LUG Ambassador, Marketing and Media

Annaleise is a full time mum of two and owner of Tea with Annie, a Melbourne based Tea business in Carlton North. 

In her late teens Annaleise suffered a brain infection and was told she wouldn’t get to 18. Instead, she focused on health and recovered despite odds. 

Annaleise went on to complete a bachelor of Business in Marketing and Creative Industry and a Masters of Art in Public Place. Her passions are tea, LEGO and event planning and she has had the pleasure of working with Brickventures Inc for 6 years to create Australia’s premier LEGO Fan Convention.

Chris Hill
Vice President

I’m a passionate Adult Fan of Lego and event manager. I have been building as long as I can remember and passionate about community events (especially conventions) since I was in High School. Outside of events and Lego, I work in retail and recently completed a Bachelor of Arts.

Andrea Lansley
Secretary

Self employed Family Day Care Educator with over 20 years experience.
Community Service Background spanning over 25 years.
Ability to convince multiple 4 year olds to eat Sandwiches.

My father owned a Toyworld store when I was a child and loved building the Lego window displays. I was lucky in 2014 to get to go to Legoland in Windsor and it reignited my desire to BUILD. Stared with modulars and minifigures and I am sticking to that! (and a little bit of Architecture, a few ideas sets, maybe a few animals.. OMG did you see the Taj Mahal?)

Cris Ruhr
Treasurer

BIO
Brickventures Inc Committee Member since 2014
Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Diplomas in Management, Project Management, Communication & Marketing
Career as a Business Development Manager within various industries.
Two term local Councillor, founder of the Kinglake Ranges Men’s Shed and founding member of the Kinglake Ranges Community Recovery Committee.

LEGO
Started playing with LEGO in the 1970’s through to the late 80’s, this was followed by many years on the dark side until several years after my son was born. To begin it was all for him, but slowly the joy of LEGO returned and now 20 years later, the love affair has returned, with emphasis on Technic, Architecture, Advanced Models and Modulars.

Travis Matheson
Committee Member

Michael Peebles
Committee Member

Jason Cichon
Committee Member, Models

BIO
Concrete Technical Specialist with Boral for 15 years in SA, NSW, WA and now VIC.
Don’t get enough time to spend watching powerboat racing on the riverbank.
Bad at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but slowly getting less bad.

LEGO
Huge Lego fan (even bigger than 10268) as a kid. Sold off everything in high school, but briefly got back into it around 1999 for The Phantom Menace sets. Got rid of all that a couple of years later.
Got back into it with the purchase of 75105 after The Force Awakens came out while bored on break from FIFO work. Promptly discovered LDD and BrickLink and discovered I had a knack for MOC designing which has been evolving at a steady clip. In it for the brick.

Nicole MacDonald
Committee Member, IT Officer

BIO
BV Committee IT Nerd since 2018. Part time Air Traffic Controller, Full time Mum. 

LEGO
Contrary to popular belief, I’m not an AFOL. However I do love to shop and hang out with my family. I am also a huge fan of the Lego movies – Everything is Awesome!

Michael Plowright
Committee Member