Nick Mitri (AKA Gunpowder – the MAIN man in charge!) started FFA way back in 1996. With no start up capital, no clue how to run a business, and practically zero knowledge of fireworks, it’s a small miracle he didn’t blow himself up. But Fireworks for Africa (and Nick, thankfully) are still here and still firing! He loves making things go bang, travelling (48 countries and counting), and his gorgeous family. His two kiddies (Kahlan and Blaine) are both budding pyrotechnicians and known for keeping dad on his toes! Nick recently relocated his family to Brisbane, Australia, where he also heads up Foti Fireworks, Queensland.
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Hayley (better known as ‘Goose’, or ‘Yes ma’am!’) is Nick’s better half and has been with FFA since it started. She runs the accounts and loves working from home (newly relocated to Brisbane, Australia!). Although she had dreams of being a fashion designer when she grew up, her job has some fantastic perks. Her favourites are being home for the kids after school, and travelling with Nick and the boys to some gorgeous destinations! Hayley’s well-known for her sense of humour, and on weekends you can often find her enjoying an Italian feast with family and friends.
Blair Travis Yeatman – ST (Supertrav) for short – has been with FFA since 2009. As Technical Director he sees a lot of pyro and special FX action, but claims his real talent lies in repairing and washing the boss’s bike 😉 He loves playing with fire and is really grateful to be part of such an awesome team of people. He’s always available to help out, and will agree to most things if bribed with pizza.
Dominick (Dominichi to his friends) has been with FFA for 5 years. As a young tyke he had dreams of being a professional sportsman when he grew up, but is now more than happy to blow stuff up for a living, as a pyrotechnician! He works hard during the week, and plays hard on weekends, when he can often be found riding dirt bikes and munching pizza.
Kavin Carl Bunting (Kavs – if you actually want him to answer you) has been with FFA for 6 years. He traded his childhood dream of being a policeman, for working as a pyrotechnician and seeing the world, and has never regretted it for a single minute. He’s the ultimate beer connoisseur (a title he takes seriously) preferring always to pair it with his favourite pap and steak!
Michael Sean Niszl (‘Mike’ to his mates) has been with FFA for 3.5 years. His electrical engineering background means he’s extremely precise – a handy trait in a pyrotechnician! He loves catching and eating seafood, but has an unnatural grudge against coriander. No kids yet but his addiction to Crossfit keeps him out of trouble (mostly).
Jimmy – the Jimster – has spent 10 happy years with FFA. He’s a honest, hard working man who loves his job. His dream always was to be a good man and happy person, and he’s found that and more in the FFA family. On weekends you can find him relaxing with friends, watching TV and sharing a meal.
Head Technician & Cape Town Branch Manager
David Alun Boshard (more aptly referred to as “Captain Chaos”), started with FFA 6 years ago as the Cape Town Branch Manager. He’s the “man with a plan” and can be counted on to stay calm and figure something out. His favourite part of the job is telling people they CAN’T push the big red button, and on weekends you’ll find him playing with his two gorgeous kids.
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