Wondering who’s who in the Four Pillars family?
Abhainn Macleod (They/Them) – LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator
I’m one of the LGBT+ Outreach Coordinators for Aberdeenshire. In my role, I promote community engagement and support LGBTQ+ people living in Aberdeenshire by organising social events and awareness campaigns, providing one-to-one support sessions, networking with other organisations, and representing Four Pillars at external events.
When not at work, I might be researching loose leaf teas or listening to music.
Caitlin Fraser (She/Her) – LGBT+ Inclusion Advisor
Hello! I’m a LGBT+ Inclusion Advisor so I provide one-to-one support to young people and deliver LGBT+ awareness training to school communities with the aim of creating a better and more inclusive environment for the LGBT+ community across Aberdeenshire. When I’m not at work, I enjoy travelling to new places and learning about different cultures, I also love all things crafty like calligraphy and DIY projects!
Connor Thornton (he/They) – Support & Development Worker
Hola, I am Connor and I think I’m funny. I’m also one of the Support & Development workers helping to run the 4Unity hub & café (in a perfect world an actual “coffee” shop). I got involved with Four Pillars through the open mic events and was inspired to give back to and be more involved with the LGBT+ community instead of doing it from the sofa. I absolutely love music and am the creator and curator of the world’s greatest playlist aka “The Infinite Playlist” which can be heard whenever I am at 4Unity. I also love quizzes, words, and professional wrestling.
Deejay Bullock (He/Him) – Chief Executive Officer
I became interested in community support & sexual health after I was diagnosed with HIV in 2009, after several years of battling depression, I wanted to give back and prevent others from experiencing similar situations. Following 4 years in sexual health services, I expanded my knowledge and remit and founded Four Pillars to support the LGBT+ community more holistically. I’ve had many roles within the organisation and still help out wherever I can to ensure everything runs smoothly and people are getting the right support. Outside of the organisation, as if Four Pillars wasn’t my home, I enjoy going for long walks, socialising, dancing, and meeting new people.
Jakub Ivanecky (He/Him ) – PATH Project Worker
I am 22-years old. Born in Eastern Slovakia, I have been living in Aberdeen for a few years now, and recently finished my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Aberdeen. I have recently joined the PATH project organized in liaison with Four Pillars and Grampian Regional Equality Council. The goal of the project is to raise awareness and visibility of marginalized groups, focusing on LGBT+ people and ethnic minorities.
Jennifer Johnstone (She/They) – Training Coordinator
Greetings, I’m Jen and my role is to deliver our Awareness Training to corporate and individual clients, as well as manage training for our staff and volunteers. With a background in retail, I’m adept at matching problems with my solutions toolkit while adapting to the needs of situation. Armchair historian, voracious reader, RPG gamer and Fantasy Lore Nerd.
Layla Wilson (She/Her) – Support & Development Worker
I originally came to Four Pillars as a service user in August 2022 and started volunteering shortly after as a way to give back to the community and build my confidence around other people. This lead to me having a passion for the work that is done by the charity and taking a step further to become a Support & Development Worker. I Enjoy my time spent in the hub meeting new and returning services users alike and look forward to meeting many more. Also cats are better than dogs. Just Saying.
Linda Reid (She/Her) – Volunteer Coordinator
Micah Daigeaun (She/Her) – Funding Manager
Before becoming Funding Manager at Four Pillars, I worked as an IT Business Analyst in the Finance sector for over a decade. Using my experience in analysis and project development, I am now responsible for identifying and communicating with funding sources. Through this role, I let others know how vital Four Pillars is to the LGBT+ community in North East Scotland. In my spare time, when not listening to music that sounds like it came from the 80’s, I’m a dedicated runner and advocate for LGBT+ inclusion in sport.
Ruin Carroll (They/Them) – LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator
I’m one of Four Pillars’ LGBT+ Outreach Coordinators.my work focuses primarily on Aberdeen City (although you can occasionally find them helping out in The Shire). Like all Outreach Coordinators, my role requires me to represent Four Pillars at external events, liaise with various organisations in the city, arrange and attend LGBT+ community and social events, provide one-to-one support sessions and offer third-party reporting for those who need it. When I’m not working, you can find me skateboarding, making music, and writing weird fiction.
Tyler Green (They/Them) – LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator
I am 17 years old and the LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator for Moray. I hope to boost a sense of community in the Moray area through attending and organizing social events in the Moray area as well as networking with other organizations. I also provide one-to-one sessions with anybody who needs or wants somebody to talk to. While not working I am most likely playing or planning a game of dungeons and dragons or Studying art at college.