We’re blessed with so many talented and interesting people that we introduce you to four local characters each month. If you think someone should be featured just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
INDEPENDENT BRA FITTER – INTIMO LINGERIE
AKA: The Irish Bra Fairy.
I’m renowned for: Lifting and supporting a woman’s best assets!
The song that describes me best is: Diamonds by Rhianna. My Intimo team is called the Diamonds, we are strong women shining bright whilst achieving our dreams. We empower women everyday by sharing the Intimo business with them and professionally fitting them in fabulous, supportive lingerie.
If I had a superpower it would it be: Ability to teleport myself and others. Imagine the craic. Don’t panic, craic is fun in Irish!
Right now I wish I was… able to teleport my family and friends to beautiful Townsville and eat gelato on the Strand.
My favourite day is: Everyday. The sun is shining, I love my life and my Intimo business and I am grateful for every breath I take. I am, at last, living the dream.
One thing I can’t live without is: My dogs Ruby and Max, Irish Cavalier King Charles. I brought them from Ireland where I was a Police Sergeant and if those dogs could talk!
Last gift I gave someone was: The gift of a good, well fitting, supportive bra… priceless.
Best advice I’ve been given: The master has failed more times than the apprentice has tried.
The best day of my life (so far): The day me and my husband Dave arrived in Australia two years ago. The sun was shining!
Two celebrities I’d like to dine with: Prince and Marilyn Monroe, the best musician and songwriter ever! Marilyn because I am an impersonator and singer and I would love some tips on my performance!
The motto I live by: A day without laughter is a day wasted.
HARM REDUCTION COORDINATOR, TOWNSVILLE REGION
AKA: Andy or the “HEP C Man” most commonly known around the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation centres through out Townsville.
I’m renowned for: Working for Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN), an organisation committed to providing a holistic response to the health and well-being of people who use illicit drugs in Queensland, including the treatment and support Program (TIDE Project) for people living with chronic Hepatitis C.
As a child I always… wanted to be an All Black, unfortunately this did not come to fruition.
If I had a superpower it would be: Time manipulation, now that would be awesome.
When I’m alone in my car I think about: Chilling in Bora Bora in a hammock or surfing a barrel in Tahiti.
One thing I can’t live without is: My children.
In five years from now I hope I’m… continuing to significantly reduce the burden and transmission rates of the Hepatitis C Virus and ensuring that people who inject drugs are supported in a society that values respect and compassion over stigma and discrimination.
Last gift I gave someone was: My time and support.
Best advice I’ve been given: Work hard, stay humble.
The best day of my life (so far): Without a doubt would be the birth of my children, nothing can top that.
Two celebrities I’d like to dine with: All Black Richie McCaw because of his dedication, determination, resilience, tireless work ethic, cool head under pressure and strong team focus. And surfing legend Kelly Slater, because he just keeps reinventing himself to stay at the top of his game; he is, in my opinion, the greatest surfer of all time.
AKA: Tracey Lady. Lady by Name, Lady by Nature, or so I’m told.
I’m renowned for: Always smiling, easy going nature, my positive vibe and passion for making people feel good about themselves and attention to detail.
The song that describes me best is: That’s a hard one to answer as I have a new favourite every week… anything from PINK.
As a child I was always… curious about everything. I’m still the same. I was always the street babysitter and loved looking after others.
If I had a superpower it would it be: The ability to fly. It represents freedom. I’ve always been fascinated with flying from catching a plane to meditation. Soar to your highest heights.
Right now, I wish… I could spend more time with my family as they live in Cairns and Brisbane.
My favourite day is: A day spent with friends and family, laughing, eating and enjoying a few wines, living in the tropics is the best place to do this with beautiful venue’s, parks, beaches and weather.
In five years from now I hope I’m… still advising and treating clients with amazing Australian skincare products and performing beauty treatments that benefit my clients health and happiness.
Last gift I gave someone was: Skincare to my two nieces for their 18th birthdays with some good advice to keep their skin healthy and clear for life.
Best advice I’ve been given: Be respectful and kind to everyone you meet, be grateful for what you have and life is too short to waste.
My biggest regret: I don’t have many things I would change, however, I would like to travel more as I didn’t get that opportunity when I was younger. So travel is on my ‘to do’ list.
REAL ESTATE PRINCIPAL
AKA: Mr Realty.
I’m renowned for: My honesty and probably the blue eyes.
The song that describes me best is: I’ll Sleep When I Am Dead by Bon Jovi.
As a child I was always… playing sport, riding motor bikes , driving cars and eating good Greek food.
If I had a superpower it would it be: Teleportation. The thought of being able to be anywhere, anytime without travel time, is irresistible to me.
When I’m alone in my car I think about: Work and how to maintain a well balanced carefree life for myself, my family and my staff.
Right now I wish I was… at the moment, I don’t wish to be anywhere special, I’m pretty satisfied. But I do wish I was 25 again and know what I know now.
My favourite day is: Friday, although this job is twenty four seven, there’s something about Friday afternoons that feels good.
One thing I can’t live without is: My iPhone. It gives me the flexibility to manage the business and the freedom to do the things I like to do. I don’t like being caged or in one place for too long.
In five years from now I hope I’m… as healthy, wealthy, wise, happy and as handsome as I am today.
Last gift I gave someone was: 50 dollars. I don’t do gifts usually.
Best advice I’ve been given: Everything is good in moderation, and everything is bad in excess.
My biggest regret: Starting smoking when I was young.
The best day of my life (so far): The day I was born, I suppose. When you really contemplate how lucky you are to be born at all, let alone to a good family and in a wonderful place like Australia.
Two celebrities I’d like to dine with: Clint Eastwood and John Travolta.
The motto I live by: Be the best person I can be, and make the best of what you’re given.