Q. What’s your link to Townsville?
Born and bred! I’m one of five girls who were all raised and schooled in beautiful, sunny Townsville.
Where are you now?
I founded a company called Nanager in Melbourne. It’s a reinvention of the modern nanny where we combine a quality nanny service with effective home management to help working parents juggle it all. We recruit, train and place Nanagers across Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville and Brisbane. We’ve just had an incredible first year of business. I’m proud to say the company is almost moving too fast for me to catch up with.
What project are you currently working on?
This year we’re working on scaling and are about to overhaul the brand before we go for a huge PR push. Next year we start on building a nationwide Nanny Training Program and are on track to launch some exciting partnerships with some incredible organisations to help companies place Nanagers in the homes of their working parents.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
I started the idea with a small business in Townsville back in 2014. My Townsville network was the foundation for my word-of-mouth referrals and, when I made the leap to move to a bigger city, that word of mouth travelled all the way down to Melbourne. The support I still receive from my Townsville community is incredible and a huge source of inspiration for me to keep going.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
Always! I was home recently to see my Dad get married. It’s an incredible safety net for me and really helps me reset and remember what’s important.