At IN Noosa Magazine, we INform, INdulge and INspire our readers with every issue.

As Noosa’s premium lifestyle magazine, IN Noosa captures the spirit of our people and the essence of our place.

Celebrating homegrown, authentic, handmade and enjoyed with love, we connect community through storytelling and shine a light on the people, experiences and flavours that define our region. With a focus on homegrown style, substance and showcasing the real Noosa, IN Noosa Magazine is the antidote to a world that is increasingly “plastic”.

As an independent, locally-owned, quarterly lifestyle magazine, IN Noosa tells authentic stories shining a light on our region’s quiet achievers, unearthing hidden gems, and always celebrating local success over celebrity. Our exclusive distribution model ensures that locals and visitors can access insights into local stories, passionately told, and our advertisers and supporters receive a strong return on their investment.

We share wholesome stories, covering topics from local inspiring people to wellness, beauty, lifestyle, the arts, events and fashion. Our Conversations in Noosa podcast hosted by John Caruso, takes you deeper into the lives and stories of the people who make up this beautiful community.

IN Noosa supports the region’s movement for environmental care and slow food production. In the spirit of Noosa’s unique relationship to the environment as a biosphere reserve, IN Noosa is printed on 100 percent recycled paper and works closely with local initiatives such as Plastic Free Noosa to promote the protection of our precious ecosystem.

We also offer an authentic voice for the Noosa region. Our team provides the opportunity for businesses to speak to their target audience and gain greater awareness and interest. Through consultation and advertising, businesses can not only have their advertisements featured in the print and digital editions of the magazine but have their products promoted through editorials and events.

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Meet the Editor-In-Chief:

Deb Caruso

Deb Caruso

Publisher & Editor-in-chief

Since 2014, Noosa local and die-hard foodie, Deb Caruso has been passionately sharing Noosa’s stories. With a background in public relations, journalism and media spanning 25 years, she loves to connect readers with local brands and businesses. As Editor-In-Chief, Deb and her team distil all that Noosa has to offer inside the pages of every magazine. With an emphasis on local love, Deb INforms, INdulges and INspires with stories ranging from chef Q&A’s that tingle the taste buds, to personal stories of local triumph, and all there is to do and see in this beautiful place.

Meet the IN Noosa team

Each member of the IN Noosa team has extensive knowledge and background in their field. With this wisdom the team’s lively energy creates the spirit that drives IN Noosa. Want to speak to a member of the team? Contact us.

Deb Caruso

Deb Caruso

Publisher + Editor-In-Chief

Deb has almost 30 years’ experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit sectors. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing
PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses and connecting community; as well as hanging out with her boys John and Maximus.

Paul Bird

Paul Bird


Paul is the Publisher and Director of IN Noosa Magazine. Enjoying a successful career spanning almost 40 years working in media and corporate communications industries and more recently in the profit-for-purpose charity and business sector as an Independent Director and Corporate Advisor.

John Caruso

John Caruso

Writer + Podcaster

After 30 years in radio, John now runs the Conversations in Noosa podcast and in between being our writer, sanity checker, accounts manager, event MC, and delivery boy; he still spends time with his first love, radio. He records a daily Drive program for regional radio from home (often in his pyjamas) and has previously been a presenter on FoxFM Melbourne, Triple M Brisbane, SeaFM and ABC.


Shona Smith

Client Services Manager

From her early days working in the art room of major publications back in the 1980s, Shona has enjoyed a long career in media. When she’s not creating the stunning pages of IN Noosa Magazine, you’ll find Shona relaxing with her family and enjoying Noosa.

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Ali Smith

Design & Operations manager

Ali is our go-to girl when it comes design, deadlines and digital. An experienced graphic designer with nearly 20 years’ experience in advertising, magazines and publishing, she brings creativity and efficiency to the team. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her on the water with her husband and three kids.


Carlie Wacker

Assistant Editor

Carlie Wacker is a presenter, MC freelance fashion writer, and stylist. She is our Fashion Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine and keeps busy managing our social media pages, not to mention churning out stories regularly. She recently launched her own range of World of Wacker handmade polymer clay earrings.


Georgia Beard

Writer + Content Creator

Georgia is a feature writer and storyteller exploring the triumphs and concerns of everyday people. With a Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing and a Minor in Journalism under her belt, she’s passionate about giving a voice to local communities. When she’s not out in the real world, she’s lost in a novel or writing one of her own.


Lesley Clough


Presenter, model, public speaker and accidental reality TV star, Lesley is a multi-talented and self-confessed modern-day renaissance woman. She brings a passion for local labels paired perfectly with a focus on the body positive movement and relishes the role of showcasing fabulous fashion with style and energy. You may have seen Lesley on your screen from her time in the kitchen on MKR.

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Geoff Ward


Geoff has spent his working life as a pharmacist and these days calls Noosa home. He played tennis competitively for 40 years and while his wife Rachel runs Lovely Things Gift Shop in Noosa, Geoff has opted to be our ‘man on the streets’ taking over delivery and distribution of the magazines.He’s keen to meet you and to get to know you if you’re a business owner or operator who has one of our magazine stands.

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Matt Golinski


A highly regarded chef with a passion for simple, produce-driven cuisine based on seasonal, fresh local ingredients. Matt is an active member of the Slow Food movement, a champion of artisan producers and a generous mentor to keen young chefs. When he’s not cooking up stories for IN Noosa you’ll find him at View by Matt Golinski at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas or as a regular at local food festivals.

Meet our Contributors

Get to know your IN Noosa Contributors who bring you our fresh dose of inspiring stories from across Noosa each quarter.

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Jennifer Swaine


A born storyteller and connector of people, Jennifer works with a number of SMEs looking after their branding, marketing strategy, communications, PR and events. As Chair of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards, Vice President of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance and a Non-Executive Director of Visit Sunshine Coast, Jennifer proactively engages with local businesses on a daily basis.


Tony Cox


After 25 years of sniffing, swirling, spitting and slurping various vinous temptations our wine writer has decided that his future lies firmly planted on the consumption and storytelling side. Tony not only still enjoys consulting about wine and other beverages but is now part of the successful Kate Cox Real Estate Team at Reed & Co. Estate Agents.

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan

Travel + Lifestyle

Noosa’s sophisticated charm, vibrant food culture and the magnetism of a subtropical paradise surrounded by national parks, inveigled Helen’s manic world and flipped it on its side. She pursues the good life with gusto, instinctively understanding the joys of travel, the art of story-telling, a candid review and surviving another reno whilst thriving on the motto Live Laugh Love!

Nekita Roberts

Nekita Roberts


Writing as The Australian Poet, Nekita’s observations of nature, the ocean, and the beauty of the Coast have captured the hearts and minds of her readers and thousands of Instagram followers. Nekita's love of the printed word has seen the release of her beautiful hardcover poetry book The Native Heart featuring stunning illustrations by her sister Jaclyn. Discover Nekita and her work at

Katrina Thorpe

Katrina Thorpe


With qualifications and years
of experience in health, wellness, beauty, management and business, culminating in the creation of the award-winning Ikatan Day Spa, Katrina has a passion for everything relating to the wellness world and loves to share her knowledge, experience and research. She is an active member of our community with involvement in tourism and charity work.

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Pete Goodlet

Gardening + Arts

Artist, landscape designer and man about town, Pete brings his love of gardens, design and all things green to IN Noosa. Having worked with design greats Rick Eckersley and Jamie Durie and having been featured in all the top mags, Pete finally realised his lifelong dream of moving to Noosa. He runs artist’s retreat and BnB Boheme Peregian Beach together with Dave and Oscar Wilde (the dog).

Erin Yarwood

Erin Yarwood


Erin has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years now, and still absolutely loves her job to bits! She runs her unique fitness studio E Fitness in the beautiful hinterland township of Pomona, with stunning views of Mt Cooroora out the back doors and trains her clients under the strict supervision of her 2-year-old bestie, Aluna.

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan


Director of Noosa Regional Gallery
and described as an ‘accidental curator’, this prize-winning painter and sculptor has moved from creating works to curating them. It all began when he opened The Trocadero Art Space in Footscray in an effort to build an arts community in the area. Fourteen years later it is still standing. We are lucky to have him taking the arts to a whole new level in our region.

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Jackie Hillegers


Jackie holds regular Mindfulness Workshops, teaches Mindful Photography, works part-time as a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist & Holistic Counsellor. Her passion is working with Children and Teens to help them reduce their Stress and Anxiety and increase their self-love. When she is not working, you will find her at her home studio in Tewantin either creating Art or learning as much information on the Mind and Brain! You will find regular Workshops on her website.

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Bec Marshall


Bec was a television and newspaper journalist for 18 years before she swapped newsrooms for boardrooms handling media relations, communications and marketing, brand and reputation, event management, content strategy and community engagement, with the odd emergency incident thrown in. Give Bec a laptop, a (strong black) coffee and someone to talk to and a great story will be unearthed.

Meet our Photographers