About us

Hey mate,

After Dolly left us, Kate and I could see that Dolly’s story had touched people everywhere and we felt the best way to remember our beautiful girl was to start a nationwide conversation about the devastating effects of bullying.

Once the news went public, the support started flowing in. We were overwhelmed with messages of care and encouragement. Donations came from all over Australia. We want to give a huge shout-out to the rural community who despite their own hardship (life on the land is tougher than ever) have been so incredibly generous. Because of your generosity we have been able to bring Dolly’s Dream to life.

Tick Everett, Dolly’s Dad

“Kate and I are just ordinary bush folk who would much rather be moving cattle than in the spotlight”.

About Dolly’s Dream

Dolly’s Dream was created by Kate and Tick Everett following the shattering loss of their 14-year-old daughter, Dolly, to suicide, after ongoing bullying. Kate and Tick’s goal is to prevent other families walking this road. They want to change the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families. Dolly’s Dream is proudly brought to you by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

Our Founders

Kate and Tick Everett

Kate and Tick Everett are the proud parents of Meg and Dolly Everett. They founded Dolly’s Dream in memory of Dolly, who took her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying. They’re now focused on preventing other families from going through the same experience.

Our Advisory Board

Troy Setter, CEO, Consolidated Pastoral Company

Chair, Dolly’s Dream Advisory Board

Troy is one of Australia’s top cattlemen and agribusiness leaders. He brings with him an understanding of regional Australia and top-notch business credentials.

Dr Charlotte Keating, Resident Psychologist, ABC Radio

You might have heard or read some of Charlotte’s content on Parent Hub. She’s our go-to psychologist, and supports the mental health of young people and their families.

Sarah Davies AM, CEO

Sarah has been making a significant impact throughout her career. Leading with experience and heart, Sarah is proud to be working on a cause that helps prevent bullying.

Alana Moller, President, Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association

Alana, with her husband Scott, own and manage a cattle station ‘Star of Hope’ Station, west of Clermont in Central Queensland. Alana is passionate about rural education and the importance of pursuing equity and accessibility for isolated children. 

Genevieve Fraser, Chair, Rural and Remote Mental Health

Genevieve is Chair of the national charity Rural and Remote Mental Health and is one of the founders and current Chair of Women and Change, a high impact philanthropic giving community. Genevieve was raised in rural and remote Australia in the Riverina.

Our Leadership Team

Sarah Davies AM, CEO

Sarah has been making a significant impact throughout her career. Leading with experience and heart, Sarah is proud to be working on a cause that helps prevent bullying.

Ariana Kurzeme, Director

Ariana leads our policy and advocacy, program design, impact and evaluation, and digital citizenship. She is passionate about ensuring that the needs, wishes and experience of children and young people is at the core of our work.

Sally Sweeney, Head of Dolly's Dream

Sally is passionate about fundraising and partnerships to support our anti-bullying initiatives. She loves nothing more than speaking to our incredible Dolly’s Dream community.

Scott Gordon, Chief Operating Officer

Scott is all about finance and operations. He’s the person who keeps us on track, and makes sure that we are maximising our dollars to create the biggest impact for the community.

Our Ambassadors

Pia Miranda,

Chaz Mostert,
Motorsports Race Car Driver

Heidi Woodley,
AFLW Player

Maddie and Teagan Levi,
Rugby Sevens Players

Tom Curtain,

Nicole Thompson,
BMX Rider