The marketing department has the important job of getting out there and letting everyone know what an awesome place Australia Zoo is! We consider ourselves pretty darn lucky as marketers, because we know our product is the best and we are all proud to be representing Australia Zoo in the tourism market.
Our marketing office is always an exciting place to be-with media calls, advertising deadlines, press releases, trade shows, trips interstate and overseas, familiarisation tours, meetings, web site design and oh so much more! Of course one of the most gratifying parts of our job is being recognized with prestigious awards such as the most recent-2004 Australian Export Award for Accor Tourism Export and of course the big one-the Australian Tourism Award for Major Tourist Attraction 2003/2004!
The marketing team is a young, eager and dynamic bunch who are ecstatic to be working at the best place in the world!
Director of Marketing
Darren joined the Zoo Crew in March 2015. Having a background in digital advertising, product development, and specialised in complex digital stategies for Tourism, Darren is keen to work with the positive and passionate Zoo Crew, to bring all our guests the best possible experience.
Outside of the Zoo Darren enjoys spending time with his family.
Director of Sales
Erina joined the Marketing team in July 2014. She has come from a varied background including Sales and Marketing Management, Dental Technology and Digital Advertising.
Erina is committed to making a contribution to vital conservation efforts and continue to make Australia Zoo the number 1 zoological destination in the world.
Stacey joined the Zoo Crew in August 2016. "I love that by working at Australia Zoo, I have the opportunity to make the world better for Wildlife & Conservation. What we do makes a difference."
Sophie joined the Zoo Crew in August 2016. Having been the events coordinator for Riverstage for the last 7 years Sophie is keen to emerse herself in the world of conservation.
Lyn joined Australia Zoo in October 2008. She came to the Zoo from Australian Media and entertainment giant, Village Road Show where she looked after the merchandise and promotional aspects for many years within their Entertainment Division.
Lyn is very proud of her decision to swap the CBD concrete jungles for the trees & wild life of the Sunshine Coast.
The majority of Lyn's time will be enjoyed on the road promoting Australia Zoo's exciting events which all help fund great wildlife conservation efforts not just in Australia but all around the world.
If you see her around make sure you give her a wave.
Lyn has always had a passion for nature and wildlife and enjoys her daily contact with any of the 1000+ animals at Australia Zoo. Her favourite animals are Elephants, Tigers, Crocs, Koalas, Macaws...and the list goes on!
Nadine joined the Zoo Crew in July 2014. She has 15yrs experience in Event Management, and has also been a travel consultant with Flight centre.
Nadine is very passionate about all wildlife and is keen to promote Australia Zoo to the rest of the world. Two of Nadine's most amazing experiences was in Thailand, bottle feeding a rescued Leopard cub, and in India bathing an Elephant.
Outside of the Zoo Nadine likes to snowboard and Travel.
Sales and Community Coordinator
Monique joined the Zoo Crew in October 2014 as a tour guide. She loved meeting new people and families each day. Since then, she has joined the marketing team where she enjoys being part of such a friendly and inclusive team.
She loves so many of the animals here at the Australia Zoo, but is especially fond of the tigers as they are so beautiful! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Sheri started in the Marketing Department in July 2014. She has 7 years of sales experience and also two years as a snorkel guide. Sheri has a soft spot for Reptiles and has 2 of her own Pythons at home and loves them to bits.
Outside of the Zoo Sheri enjoys bushwalking, geocaching, all water activites.
Kristanna started with the Admissions crew in 2014, and in July 2017 transferred to the Zoo's charity Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to be a Fundraising and Events Coordinator. In February 2018, Kristanna transferred to the Zoo's Events Executive role.
Kristanna loves meeting people from all around the world and organising events that share our conservation messages.
Outside of the Zoo, Kristanna enjoys writing as a freelance arts journalist, watching live music and spending time with her family and friends.
Gaynor joined the Marketing team in September 2017. She says "From oceans to land...coming from a tourism background and working with ocean animals for the past 11 years, I'm excited for a new challenge within my career, working with some amazing land animals." She's watched all of the Croc Hunter series and was excited to join Australia Zoo when the opportunity arose! A neat fact about Gaynor is she actually spent 10 days trekking through the jungle with the Mentawai Tribes, living off of the land and even staying in their homes.
Hi there Crocodile Hunter fans! If you have written a letter to the Irwin's in the past then I'm the person who passes your message onto them. My name is Jan and I am Australia Zoo's International Correspondent.
I started at Australia Zoo in 1993 as an Animal Keeper, but I left several years later to give birth to my two children, Liam and Holly. When I returned to Australia Zoo, I took on the interesting role of responding to the vast amount of fan mail that the Irwin Family gets. On average, they can receive up to 600 letters per month - around 150 letters per week.
I really enjoy responding to your letters on behalf of the Irwin's because it gives us the opportunity to thank you personally for the loyal support you have shown the entire Australia Zoo team over the years. It is only with your feedback that we can learn how to improve and grow.
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
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