Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
What is your role at Tourism Whitsundays? I am the Finance & Operations Manager, looking after the day-to-day finances, budgets, etc and general operations. However, I love being involved in all business aspects and understanding the industry. I really enjoy that the role has a lot of diversity and allows me to be engaged with our members and learning more about what our region has to offer.
What is your ideal weekend in The Whitsundays? I love getting out and about, experiencing the region with my family and friends. My family is very much into food and experiences. It’s amazing that we can go out anywhere in the Whitsundays and feel like we are on vacation any day of the week.
How long have you been in the Whitsundays? I have lived here on and off for the past 20 years. I lived here in my 20’s, working on the overnight sailing charters, bareboats and aviation, for various tourism operators for about 7 years. When Covid hit Australia, we were living in Melbourne, did one year of lockdown and decided to move the family back to the Whitsundays. The lifestyle is amazing, compared to big city life.
What's the one thing about The Whitsundays you think everyone should know? How diverse the region is. There is something here for everyone. We have so many experiences to offer here from full adventure to high luxury.