Our Team

Mark Fewtrell

Executive Officer


Kirsty Wooler

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.

Ashla Doherty

Partnerships Manager

I commenced with RACQ Capricorn Rescue in December 2018 and it has long been an aspiration of mine to work with the organisation. In collaboration with the Executive Director and management team, I coordinate the strategic planning, development and management of our valued partners including sponsors and other key stakeholders.

My role encompasses developing creative partnerships and working to maximise opportunities for involvement between the Service and our partners; researching, identifying and fostering new partnership opportunities. I also am responsible for exploring avenues in which to offer event management services to our partners, sponsors and other community groups, in a bid to further diversify and support the Service.

My background in Project and Event Management has covered a diverse range of the industry including corporate travel, business and project management in offshore oil and gas operations. Originally from a cattle property west of Moura, I was drawn back to Rockhampton in late 2010 and commenced with Beef Australia, responsible for International Business, Property Tours and Entertainment for the 2012 exposition. Following the completion of the contract, I worked with AECOM Rockhampton in bid coordination, before accepting a role as Event Manager for the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival mid-2017.

I am a massive live music fan and I have a passion for engaging, supporting and promoting our local talent throughout CQ. Spending my weekends attending any local event involving live music, arts and culture with friends, family and a good coffee is always great. Spending time with my two young children is a major benefit of the lifestyle in CQ.

I can honestly say I have never had a more rewarding role. Being part of a team that work together to keep our community of over 300,000 people safe is such an honour. The opportunity to engage and collaborate with our partners and the community and share more information about our vital Service is such a privilege.

Tanya Cullen

Finance Officer

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.

Caitlin Buttenshaw

Business Administration Officer


Gabrielle Holmes

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.