Deb has more than 25 years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors including Earth Hour, Stockland and Big Top Market Fresh. She is an active member of her community, provides PR to Slow Food Noosa and her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed.
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. A self-confessed Noosa tragic, he has been a regular visitor and ``sometimes`` resident over the past 25 years.
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.
Christina loves a good story. Hailing from the US, she studied archaeology hoping to unearth ancient sites in Athens and Rome. Instead, she found a way to fund her travel and trekked into the outback crafting editorial for off road and camping magazines. After launching a successful magazine and TV show, she ventured into digital marketing, content creation and published her first novel, New Henley.
Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.
Matt Golinski is a highly regarded chef with a passion for simple, produce-driven cuisine based on seasonal, fresh local ingredients. He is an active member of the Slow Food movement, a champion of artisan producers and a generous mentor to keen young chefs. He is the Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador for the Gympie region; Ambassador and Advisory Executive Chef for Peppers Noosa; and a festival favourite.
After 25 years of sniffing, swirling, spitting and slurping various vinous temptations, our wine writer has decided that his future in the wine industry lies firmly planted on the consumption side. Being much too young to retire, Tony has embarked on a new career, joining his wife, Kate Cox, selling Real Estate for Richardson & Wrench Noosa. Eagerly anticipating a new challenge, the true test will be how he adapts to life with the same boss at home and at work.
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!
With qualifications and years of experience in health, wellness, beauty, management and business, culminating in the creation of Ikatan Day Spa, Katrina has a passion for everything relating to the wellness world and loves to share her knowledge, experience and research with others. Katrina is an active member of our community with involvement in tourism and charity work.
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 www.theaustralianpoet.com
For over a decade, Erin has been putting people through their paces and encouraging them to be the best they can be, while keeping a healthy and active lifestyle – and having fun! She specialises in personal training and teaches a vast range of fitness classes out of E-Fitness – her vibrant, fun and welcoming personalised fitness studio in Cooroy where her one-year-old daughter, Aluna provides a welcome distraction.
Jolene has worked in the local media industry for more than five years. She is now a small business owner, mother to one sassy toddler and a newborn baby and loves to share stories about Noosa from its glorious food scene to the inspiring people.
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 and 14 years later it is still standing we are lucky to have him taking the arts to a whole new level in our region.
Ian is a writer of pretty much anything from children's books to film scripts and any other kind of freelance writing. Originally from Zimbabwe, Ian moved to Australia six years ago with his family and is now happily settled in Cooroy. As well as running a graphic design business with his wife, Lara, Ian does a lot of editing and proofreading for clients such as World Vision International. www.ianpugh.com
Carolyn is a communications professional with a penchant for Noosa’s natural environment, and koalas in particular. Koala conservation has been Carolyn’s passion project for the best part of a decade. Her family will tell you it stems from a life-long love of animals, and that she found her own voice, in attempting to provide one for them.
For a decade, Paul Sheavils and the team at Led by Design have been providing creative direction, marketing strategy, graphic design and web design for brands across Australia. Led Design specialises in implementing a visual language to best communicate while creating a unique creative edge. Thanks to Isabelle Steiner and Briseis Onfray for their contribution to this edition. Enjoy!
Paul is a renowned local photographer who has spent many years aiming his lenses at a wide variety of works from Noosa’s natural beauty to capturing artists like Pearl Jam, Pink and BB King with his photos appearing in publications across the globe including Rolling Stone Magazine.
Paul of Fletcher Photography has been shooting commercial content all over the country for over 10 years full time. His images have been showcased on numerous billboards, in magazines and online. He brought his family to live in Noosa 16 years ago which makes him a true local now!
Dave is a freelance photographer / videographer who has spent the last 20 years snapping Noosa’s best. With a business name such as Surfshots Noosa, surf scenes are obvious however he is also a leading event, portrait, aerial, commercial, real estate and family photographer with a wide range of work and clients, including key Noosa events. Visit www.surfshots.com.au to see more of his work.
Katja is an award-winning BBC wildlife filmmaker who’s been taking photos locally for the past 10 years since moving to the coast with her young family. Her work has a unique artistic flair capturing the amazing diversity that surrounds us. Katja calls Noosa home now having fallen in love with the fantastic community we live in.