Owner/Operator of Kelsey’s Colour Cottage Hair Design
Suburb: South Townsville.
AKA: Kels, Nena, Smelsey, Chalk, Mad and Mum used to call me Polly Possum.
I’m renowned for: I did a survey on this… my laugh, kindness, loyalty, red lips and apparently nagging, if you ask my son.
Only a local would know… that it is hot work living in paradise.
My most memorable holiday was… Scotland, for my Brothers wedding. Mum had terminal breast cancer, we knew it was our last family holiday and made beautiful memories. Driving through the country side on our way to Lock Ness with music blaring and all of us singing loudly.
Right now I wish I was… at the beach.
My favourite day is: Monday my RDO.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My wonderful family and friends but I’m an emotive person so a song or a sunset can influence how I feel.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… going down the escalator at Stockland, wearing a strapless, long dress. In a panic I realised that as I was going down so was my dress. To my horror it was caught in the escalator and I was about to be semi naked in a crowded shopping centre. I had to rip my dress to get it out – now a sacrifice to the escalator gods.
Someone famous I met was: Molly Meldrum in the 90s, told me I was a great dancer. I believe alcohol was a factor both in my dancing ability and his ability to see accurately.
My motto is: “May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave.”
Song: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Shop: Any shop that glitters.
Eat: Pasta. Did I say pasta?
Drink: Flash back Midori and lemonade.
Hotel Manager at the Riverview Tavern
Suburb: Railway Estate.
I’m renowned for: Bringing fresh ideas to life and trying new things.
Only a local would know… that I am a closet Rugby Union player, a fly half in a props body.
My most memorable holiday was… a road trip from Townsville to Broome and back! Was great to see such a unique part of Australia up close.
Right now I wish I was… chasing Barra in the Hinchinbrook channel with mates.
My favourite day is: Tropical Friday! Love getting to mix with the locals over some beers and some snags.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: A quote from Bill Gates, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… after we took the whole college photo at Uni, I found out someone had changed my name on the name sheet…
Someone famous I met was: Alfie Langer made my Mum toast once, that was pretty cool!
My motto is: Work smart, not hard and it’s always another day in paradise!
Song: You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
Shop: Any store with fishing gear!
Eat: Grandma’s spaghetti
Drink: Bundy Small Batch – can’t beat it.
Project Coordinator/Town Planner
I’m renowned for: Always being open and friendly and making everyone feel included. I have always been part of many professional and social circles so I know how much easier it is when people are open and inviting, I try to pay it forward whenever possible.
Only a local would know… that the best crumbed steak in town is at Molly Malones!
My most memorable holiday was… my trip to Bali in 2015 – we had a fantastic time going off the beaten track and seeing the cultural and natural side of Bali. The holiday was made even more special when my husband-to-be proposed to me during a private dinner on the beach!
Right now I wish I was… snowboarding in Whistler, Canada.
My favourite day is: Friday Wine Day, no doubt.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: Though both my parents are very supportive and caring, my father has been the greatest influence on my life. He has been through so much adversity but is still always happy and smiling and always willing to go out of his way to help everyone. If not for his hard work, support, and unconditional love, I would not be on the path I am now.
Someone famous I met was: Fatman Scoop at the Gold Coast. It started off as just a night out with a great group of friends celebrating a great finish to a competition; little did we know we would be finishing the night off with an up close and personal with the man himself on the dance floor!
My motto is: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Song: Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Shop: Top Shop
Drink: Red Wine
Digital Media and Exhibition Design Coordinator / Freelance Illustrator / Digital Content Creator / Designer / rouge Bass player.
AKA: I have had many nicknames over the years, but Rob is the most relevant for now.
I’m renowned for: Hrmm, this is a tough one… my drawing / painting style maybe?
Only a local would know… that I donated my hair to a place called locks of love not so long ago, and I plan to do it again soon.
My most memorable holiday was… moving back to Townsville, mixed emotions, but in hindsight I am happy I did.
Right now I wish I was… finishing the personal projects that I have put to the side.
My favourite day is: Mondays – they get a bad rep, but I like them.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My family mainly, and all the people I have met along the way. Also music and comics.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… I am actually not sure, I’m quite dull on a good day!
Someone famous I met was: I have met some cool people over the years, maybe not famous to everyone, or even famous at all. But a stand out for me was shaking hands with Barney Greenway from Napalm Death.
My motto is: If it’s not broken don’t fix it and if in doubt don’t – these are interchangeable.
Song: Firebirds by Clutch
Shop: Realms of Magic and Miniatures
Eat: BBQ Ribs / Hot Wings
Drink: Kraken Spiced Rum