Leaving the chilly temperatures of Melbourne in 1998, I made my way to Port Douglas in 2000 via Heron Island and Lizard Island for what was to be a six-month working holiday. Nineteen years later, I still call this stunning region home.
A passionate advocate of this unique area, where two World Heritage areas meet – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, I have worked in the local tourism industry across accommodation, touring, sales, marketing and special events in both business events and leisure.
Prior to striking out on my own (scary stuff!) I spent sixteen years with exquisite rainforest dining venue, Flames of the Forest, welcoming both business events delegates across the domestic and international corporate conference and incentive sectors, and free and independent travellers from Australia and the world. Responsible for sales, marketing, social media, event management and execution, I have had the pleasure of working in close collaboration with Australia’s leading Professional Conference Organisers, Destination Management Companies and Inbound Tour Operators, to ensure clients walk away from with an everlasting memory of an incredible experience.
Combining my love of the region with the business of strategically branding and selling the destination, I served six years as a Director on the Board of Local Tourism Organisation, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, and eight years as Chair of the collaborative marketing group, Business Events Port Douglas. I also assist, and often manage, the organisation and fundraising efforts of several community groups, and enjoy providing MC services as requested - secretly I love the sound of my own voice, a side effect of enjoying the stage in local theatre productions and production of local radio advertising voice overs!
Brimming with a suite of local knowledge and an exceptional understanding of the expectations of Business Events delegates and Inbound group guests, I am available to assist you both pre-event and on the ground.
With extensive experience in marketing, content managed website design, content creation, digital marketing processes and social media, I also enjoy working with clients to refresh their online story and get their message to the world.
Currently, as the world moves through COVID, and I await the return of international visitors, I write lifestyle pieces for online community websites, assist with grant applications and contract as a business events consultant, CMS website builder, digital marketing consultant and content and social media creator.
In between, I try to squeeze in time to indulge in my passion for SCUBA diving with my family on the Great Barrier Reef and camping anywhere in the Far North!
Professional, organised and passionate, I have the experience and expertise to assist in fulfilling the high expectations of your clients.
I look forward to working with you!
telephone +61 (0) 418 611 861