I derived a real passion for the online space whilst working for one of the world’s leading website security vendors, Symantec.
During my time with the company I worked in the Trust Services Business Unit, formerly owned and run by VeriSign, where we provided companies a means to establish online trust and let their customers know that they were, exactly, who they said they were whilst allowing safe and secure data exchange.
Some of the portfolios I managed included Manchester United Football Club, England & Wales Cricket Board, Fujitsu UK Limited, Lockheed Martin and Jimmy Choo.
Aside from technology, I am a proud daddy as well as a sports nut. Playing with my kids, mountain biking, running, soccer and Crossfit is where you will find me when not at work.
I am passionate about all things web and absolutely love design. I am one of those lucky few who get to do what they love as a job everyday!
Since earning my Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Design & Production, I have managed to clock up over 10 years of experience in this space. I have worked with many different types of customers in this time, from the aspiring entrepreneur to multinational corporations, as well as various sized agencies in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
In my last role as the Senior Front End Developer for Yahoo NZ I was very fortunate to take the lead on major campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands including the likes of Sony, Cadbury’s, Nestle, Red Bull and Corona, to name a few.
When not working I am Mum to two busy children whom I love spending time with. If not baking, or doing arts and crafts, you will find us out and about taking in the splendour that is Hawkes Bay or in the Crossfit gym!
I didn’t start my career with a plan to get into marketing. I was lucky enough to begin my working life at British Airways in their graduate programme. After a couple of years working in IT I was introduced to the art of marketing and branding in a large corporation. Of course I was hooked.
Over 15 years later I’m still fascinated by branding and working out what drives customers to choose a product or service. I love to problem solve and enjoy applying my background in brand and marketing management roles to finding strategic opportunities in a digital environment.
After having children I returned to the workforce as a copywriter. Writing has allowed me to work from home and manage my schedule around my children. I’m still doing that today, based in sunny Gisborne, and l absolutely love what I do. Words and language fascinate me. I love helping businesses express themselves in a way that represents their brand.
When not working I’m usually being bossed around by the little people of my household. I’m probably the least active member of the SocialKiwi team but I cast aside my natural aversion to exercise and sometimes even break a sweat when I walk the dog every day. I’m a passionate reader and gardener and love it when I get a moment to stop and appreciate the world around me.
I have always had a passion for all things tech. My parents were always dragging me away from the computer growing up.
Upon finishing high school, I was employed by the same high school to be their digital advisor supporting teachers and other staff on all forms of technology, old and new.
I’ve always had a passion for photography which fits in perfectly with my social media role. I love finding new apps and software to help with the creation of amazing social media content.
Outside of work, I am a solo mother to my beautiful daughter. I have been involved with Scouts for the last 12 years and have gained my Queen Scout Award. Currently, I am the Treasurer for South City Playcentre and still manage to find some time to bake delicious cookies!
I have always loved to do things differently, to be creative and to find innovative ways to get my ideas across. My Diploma in Multimedia Design gave me the tools to explore, develop and display my passion for design.
The challenges of design keep me excited and motivated to see simple ideas and concepts come alive visually. I love seeing my work evolve from static, flat design to an interactive medium on the web.
I am constantly amazed at the speed and future possibilities of the web and mobile technology and I am thrilled to be a part of the future of web design, marketing, branding and social media.
I am an avid Crossfitter and love taking in the tracks and trails of Hawkes Bay.