Read on to find out more about us and the team Sydney Harbour Escapes (SHE)
Position: Owner of Sydney Harbour Escapes
Qualifications and Experience: Coxwain- Master 5, Australian Yachting Federation Instructor, Open Water Diving Qualifications. 22yrs Hotelier. Has been sailing with a passion since childhood, Completed many offshore sailing trips in Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Greece, Croatia and the Carribean. Has bareboat sailed in Tonga where he swam with humpback whales.
Quirks: Too Many! Hates sand in food. Known by his friends to do everything to the MAX! A purveyor of fine Aussie sayings.
Interests: Travelling, cooking, gardening, diving, anything outdoors.
Position: Owner Manager, Creative Director
Qualifications and Experience: Fine Artist/Painter/Printmaker, Drawing lecturer at NIDA, UNSW; Coordinator Fine Arts Dept, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Artist and Marketing, Human Relations Dept, NSW Dept of Education, Business Owner. Lured into the boating business by- guess who. Experience bare boat sailing in Australia, Tonga, Greece and Croatia.
Quirks: Married to Dom Coleman!
Interests: Travelling, creative, history, science, camping, bush, beach and water pursuits. Tries to combine all these in her artworks.
Position: Key Account Manager
Responsibilities: All office management, building on customer relationships with high quality customer service and event coordination of all charter areas.
Qualifications and Experience: Advanced Diploma in Event Management at Sydney TAFE, Ultimo. Over four years excelling in boat charter market with previous experience working with trade shows, consumer exhibitions and the hotel industry.
Quirks: Brown belt in karate!
Interests: Spending time out on the water, travelling to new locations, cooking and entertaining guests.
Position: Charter and Superyacht Specialist
Responsibilities: Customer service, sales, bookings and professional advice on Charter Boats, Superyachts and Term Charters.
Qualifications and Experience: Yachtmaster certificate, Diploma in Small Business Planning, NSW Licenced Real Estate Agent. Born and raised in Sydney with a passion for boating, I have first-hand knowledge of the Harbour. Originally worked in the Travel Industry my focus is finding our clients the best value & most suitable vessels to charter in Sydney Harbour.
Quirks: I seek to be worth knowing rather than be well known
Interests: Worldwide Boating holidays, I have sailed and chartered on Sydney Harbour, South Pacific, Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Position: Boat and Superyacht Consultant
Responsibilities: Sales, bookings and professional consulting on Charter Boats, Superyachts and Term Charters.
Qualifications and Experience: Industrial Engineering master’s degree, work experience as project manager at Nestlé, understanding market needs and launching innovative products along with Marketing and Sales team. Quality assurance at Toyota in France. Experience as dockmaster at Rose Bay Marina, diving into a passion for boats.
Quirks: Retired gypsy – lived in 6 countries, speak 5 languages.
Interests: Beach, Travel, Yoga and, of course, boats.
Position: Digital Marketing Specialist
Responsibilities: Website management, digital promotions, photo and video editing, content management, email marketing, social media and customer service.
Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma in Multimedia
Experience: Experience in website development, digital designing, online marketing
Interests: Singing, playing guitar, information technology.
Position: Web Systems Manager
Responsibilities: Website systems and interfaces
Qualifications and Experience: Masters in Systems Development , Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), PRINCE2 Foundation/Practitioner, Worked in numerous IT roles in Telecoms and HR industry working on billing, engineering, psychometic testing.
Quirks: Went to learn French in France and ended up in Australia.
Interests: Swimming, travelling, running (Park runs), Ted talks, comedy and enjoying a good coffee with friends
Position: Head Skipper, Dockmaster
Responsibilities: General Skippering, Corporate Racing, Dock Duties, Administration, Training Staff, Customer Service
Qualifications and Experience: RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (Power, Sail) , RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Power, Sail), commercially endorsed skipper to 200t by AMSA ( Australian Maritime Safety Authority), Coxwain, BA Honours Degree (Geography). In charge of maintenance of the SHE fleet. Ensuring all vessels are in tip top condition and comply with survey safety regulations at all times for customers and skippers alike. Experience includes 10 years skippering, boat management, charters, deliveries worldwide, private boat management.
Quirks: Loves things spick and span
Interests: Scuba Diving
Position: Hostess / Deckhand
Responsibilities: Hostess and general deckhand duties, making sure all on board keep a smile on their face!
Qualifications and Experience: Hostess experience in the Food and Beverages Industry, RSA
Quirks: Tennis nut- loves a good forehand!
Interests: Sailing, sport, and tennis of course
Responsibilities: General Skippering, Corporate Racing
Qualifications and Experience: Master 5 Skipper,has done much international sailing. SBS Accountant, TAFE Teacher
Quirks: Lateral thinker-still working on how to cut out all paperwork!
Interests: Sailing, Sailing, Sailing.
Position: Most Likely Future Skipper
Responsibilities: First mate duties, deckhand and cleaning.
Qualifications and Experience: 17 yrs boating experience, since day dot, especially good at helming. Mini-me of Dom
Quirks: Needs outdoor therapy to be sane. He was born on the day that Sydney Harbour Escapes started!
Interests: Boats, surf comps, carpentry and cop shows.
Position: Possible Future Skipper
Responsibilities: General deckhand, boat cleaner and keeping everyone from getting too serious.
Qualifications and Experience: 15 yrs boating experience.
Quirks: Resident joker and can climb like a monkey - any place, any height, no fear.
Interests: Skateboarding, surfing, soccer, acrobatics, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
In our hearts forever is our beloved Josh Dodds who had worked for Sydney Harbour Escapes for four years, starting as a deckhand and and eventually becoming Dock Manager and Skipper.
Josh died of a lung infection on 18th Nov 2013, after being diagnosed with Leukemia in early 2013. He was 24 years old. His memory will always warm our hearts.
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