Meet the Mindstars Team

Rebecca Hetherington


Marisa May



Zoe Payne


Rebecca, our CEO, has a passion for mental health stemming from her career as a therapist.  She is a Mum of 2 and enjoys spending time with her friends and family . As founder of Mindstars she plays a key role in the company by managing day to day operations.

She also has a talent for putting annoying songs in your head for

the rest of the day!

Marisa co-founded Mindstars with Rebecca in 2020. She has many years experience in volunteering and fundraising. Marisa has also completed the Inca Trail in Peru, raising money for Oxfam.

Also a mother of 2, she spends a lot of time being creative with her children and is often covered in paint.

Zoe joined Mindstars in April 2021 after working for many years running children's workshops and school workshops. 

Zoe is a ball of fun and brings a myriad of experience to our business.  She is responsible for managing our classes, workshops and service delivery from our Star Hub.


Simon Hetherington


Published children's author and illustrator, Simon Hetherington is one of our veteran team members and Rebecca's husband.

He brings his years of experience and skills to the forefront and his work during the Covid-19 pandemic offering free online art classes has been an inspiration.

  Around the office he's the 'class clown' and keeps spirits high!