PR & Community Coordinator
My role as the PR & Community Coordinator for RACQ Capricorn Rescue is varied and includes the management of events, coordination and recruitment of volunteers, community fundraising, marketing, public relations for the service and some media duties. My role makes the best use of my professional skills in design, media, advertising, marketing and customer relations.
I joined the RACQ Capricorn Rescue team in May 2013. My previous media experience gave me the confidence to move from ‘behind the scenes’ and into a position that sees me interacting with stakeholders and the public on a daily basis. An aspect of my role which I enjoy immensely.
Kicking off my career as a Graphic Designer for WIN Television and later as Production Coordinator gave me a great deal of experience with the media, advertising and marketing. After 8 years with WIN Television, I moved into a combined role of Marketing Manager and Customer Relations Coordinator for a large local company.
Outside of my position with RACQ Capricorn Rescue, I enjoy competing in Cross Fit competitions, smashing personal fitness goals and meeting new friends. Along with this, I love to cook! Anything that allows me to be creative and try new recipes always interests me.
There are many things that I love about working for RACQ Capricorn Rescue. My top three are – the team that I work with both in the administration area and the crew, waking up each day knowing that I am helping my community and playing a small part in saving someone’s life. Working around helicopters and learning a little about the aviation industry is also very interesting.
Since stepping into the role of Finance Officer in September 2018, I am responsible for all fiscal data collection, entry, reporting and exporting. In addition, my role also includes controlling the Repairs and Maintenance Management of the Capricorn Rescue office and hangar; as well as the Workplace Health and Safety Management for all office staff.
Prior to commencing with RACQ Capricorn Rescue, I had spent over 30 years in management positions within bank branches throughout Rockhampton, as well as a further 3 years in a not-for-profit finance position with a local Rockhampton business.
Outside of work I enjoy spending my weekends with family and friends, anything outdoors is where I prefer to be. My husband, son and I look forward to weekends spent exploring new camping and fishing areas around CQ.
In the time I have spent working with RACQ Capricorn Rescue I have enjoyed the opportunities to assist the organisation at the local community events held across the region. I get a strong sense of fulfilment from working for such a vital Service.
Business Administration Officer
Media & Liaison Officer
As the Media and Liaison Officer, I am responsible for addressing all media enquiries in relation to tasking and events. I manage the Capricorn Rescue social profiles, create and distribute media releases and social media content, working closely with the Marketing Officer to continue to enhance our public profile and in turn, revenue.
Initially starting with the RACQ Capricorn Rescue in an administrative role shortly after graduating high school, I spent over two years gaining experience in all areas of administration as well as event coordination support. Since then, I moved into the Media and Liaison role in early 2018.
Outside of my role with Capricorn Rescue I love to get out and make the most of the weekends, whether it’s playing Rugby Union, spending time with friends and family, or attending a local event. I love to travel and having the opportunity to experience different cultures is incredible.
There are so many things I love about my position within RACQ Capricorn Rescue. Realising how vital the Service is to the region makes me very proud that my role helps contribute to saving lives. I’m lucky to be a part of such a great team of people who all appreciate just how much it takes to allow the chopper to continue to operate, free of charge to Central Queensland. We all realise how important our roles are within the community and we all work together to ensure the Service is operational.