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While creativity is at the heart of what we do, our ongoing success stems from the dedicated and professional staff who work tirelessly to ensure Time Pet runs smoothly and efficiently. Let’s meet the team...

 

HEAD OFFICE CREW

HEIN WESTENRAAD
Director

Racket sport extremist and paddle boarder.

Having grown up next to the cold Atlantic ocean and now to be living on the much warmer Pacific ocean in the Gold Coast has reinforced two things for me and that is: I love the sea and I am glad that I migrated from cold to warm and not the other way around.

My spare time gets shared between my 2 daughters (Nina & Bella), my mini dachshund (Frankie), paddle boarding and running.

 

DANIEL SAWFORD
Head of Sales

Being a Queenslander is something I am forever grateful for, and I'm pleased to be living here again and working on the Gold Coast following eight years down south.

I love all sports, with the level of commitment needed and entertainment it provides attracting me the most. At home our house is ruled by a Jack Russell, Maple. What she brings is beyond explanation and sometimes belief… what a joy!

The pet industry is like no other, with some truly passionate, loyal and accepting people that I have had the pleasure of working and building new friendships with. I think an accurate way to summarise the pet industry and what pets offers me is best explained in this quote:

When we adopt/own a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude. W. Bruce Cameron

 

EMMA GIBBS
Internal Sales

Growing up on acreage, I’ve always found the outdoors to be where I can relax, soak up the sun and enjoy my days off. I also like to find new hot spots for breakfast and dessert.

I currently have a horse and two dogs who I love but allergic to. It makes it difficult but doesn’t stop me from being around them. Being an aunty is one of my favourite parts of life, watching my nephews grow into their own personalities is so rewarding and gives me the perfect excuse to go for ice cream at any time. I was a pastry chef for a handful of years before moving into the pet industry.

 

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BRENDA HARDING
Finance & Administration Manager

Kiwi from Christchurch NZ, proud mother of one and Gold Coast resident for 15 years. I’ve always been a dog person yet my daughter has a cat that she’s allergic to. She loves visiting Time Pet to see what’s new for said cat. 

It’s a  great lifestyle here on the coast, with plenty of places to visit close by, great venues with new food and drinks to try. I have an active lifestyle and you’ll often see me at the gym or walking, especially by the beach front so I can take in a great view as well.

 

KIM MARTYN
Accounts Receivable

 

I grew up in the beautiful Hunter Valley and made the move up to the coast in 2000. I love the lifestyle here on the coast and the best days are spent swimming at the beach, bike rides and cuddles with my 12 year old princess Raffy who is a Jack Russell X. 

Raffy's brother Charlie, who is a blue point Himalayan likes to think he rules our house and yells at us all the time, but we know he loves us deep down.

 

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MARNIE SAWFORD
Admin & Finance Assistant

I am the proud mother of two young adult children and a very active Jack Russel dog.

While still busy, I'm enjoying some new freedom too. I love to explore all that Queensland has to offer, with long bike rides or relaxing walks with my husband and pooch. I recently enjoyed my first child-free holiday in 20 years and have caught the travel bug again - I look forward to more trips abroad soon.

 

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MATT ROGERS
Creative Coordinator

I was born on the Gold Coast and met my wife here in 2012. We have lived in New Zealand on the beautiful Waiheke Island (Isle of Wine) and spent a lot of time traveling through Asia together exploring the different cultures.

We are now settled on the Gold Coast with our first home and our little Pug "Teddy". After convincning my wife that pugs are low maintenance and don't shed he is a much-loved addition to our family who never fails to brighten up our day by being the weirdo he is.

 

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CATHY MCKINLEY
Inventory Manager

I moved to the Gold Cost from Melbourne in January 2016. What can I say but the weather (much warmer than Melbourne), lifestyle, beaches and theme parks are sensational, and there is still so much to explore and discover.

Shopping, theme parking, walking the dog, reading, listening to music (very loud), reading and relaxing at home are some of the things I love to do. Spending time with and watching our beautiful daughter grow always puts a smile on my face.

  

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HONEY HOWARD
Customer Support

I am a local Gold Coast girl born and raised. I have lived away from the Gold Coast a couple of times but am always drawn back to its beautiful beaches and sunshine. I love to travel and hope to make it around Europe one day before returning to the Gold Coast to settle down.

When I’m not at work I’m going on adventures with my friends and exploring my love of photography. Even though I was raised in the city, I love a good country music concert or festival, you’ll find me in the front row singing along in my cowboy boots and hat.

 

BRAND AMBASSADORS

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PHIL BARWICK
WA Brand Ambassador

Born and raised in Leeds, UK, I moved to Western Australia with my wife and three children in 2005. I have quite a few fur-kids (Golden Retriever, Tibetan Spaniel, cat and two rats) and I like to spend time camping and four-wheel driving with my family, exploring the many wonderful places the West has to offer.

In my spare time I like to keep fit by swimming, as well as watch most sports (though I still support England and I’m yet to understand the great game of AFL). My three kids' sporting activities keep me very busy, and I proudly live my life vicariously through their sporting achievements!

 

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MARK LILLEY
QLD Senior Brand Ambassador

Brisbane born, bred and loving it, I really enjoy the mild winters and hot summers that Queensland has on offer. I live on a 11-acre property that’s halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, which is perfectly positioned between city restaurants, golden beaches and breathtaking hinterland. 

In my spare time I like to ride and train my horses. I love the bond you can build with them, and regularly compete interstate in equestrian competitions. My dog, Brock, has a big personality, loads of energy and truly is man’s best friend.

 

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GINA O'NEIL
QLD Brand Ambassador

I was born in Beautiful Tasmania & the family made the move to the hot town of Mackay when I was 8, I spent all of my schooling years up north & started my Hairdressing apprenticeship when I was 16 & stayed in the same business for the next 15 years, but in the year of 1998 I transferred with my work to the wonderful Gold Coast & have never looked back. We absolutely love it.

Retiring from hair & jumped into the family business being the Great Pet industry which I have continued to stay in for 16 years.

Over the time we have had all kinds of pets, big & small.

Married with 2 Awesome kids - we all have a passion for sport AFL (Carlton) & NRL (Broncos).

I love hanging out with my family & friends. My love for theme parks rides is super exciting to me, my family thinks I’m mad but hey do what you love I say. Whatever brings out your happy just go for it.

 

LISA MIRABELLA
VIC West Brand Ambassador

Originally from Perth, I have called Melbourne home for more than 15 years. I love Melbourne’s cosmopolitan vibe, spending time with my friends and exploring the City’s never-ending possibilities for excellent cuisine and delicious coffee.

I’m an animal lover who likes to keep fit, with regular F45 classes and walking. And when the sun is shining, you’ll find me outside gardening. I have more than 15 years sales and business development experience.

 

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ANGELA ZAFIS
VIC East Brand Ambassador

As an animal lover, I have always loved pets. When I was a little girl, I would bring home any animal I found on the street! Melbourne born and bred, I love the various lifestyle options the city has to offer, from the cafes and restaurants to awesome beaches, parks, wineries, international events and, of course, great coffee.

I live with my hubby and the love of my life + best friend ‘Angel’ (pictured). In my spare time you will find me ‘OMing’ in a high-powered yoga class, taking long walks with my hubby and pooch, or just hanging out with friends at a nearby café or restaurant.

 

WAYNE GOODWIN
SA, TAS & NT Brand Ambassador 

I am the Brand Ambassador for South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory. I have spent more than 18 years in the pet industry and have a vast knowledge of all things pet related.

I live with my wife Karli and our two children, Cooper and Jasmine, in one of Adelaide’s southern coastal suburbs. I live close to the beach, which is very important because in my spare time I like to fish on my family’s boat. And when I’m not fishing, I’m thinking about fishing or planning my next fishing trip. I also enjoy travelling, and through winter I’m coaching Netball on the weekends.

 

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TINNEIKA SHEARER
NSW North Brand Ambassador

I am a devoted dog mum, with all my dogs, past and present, sharing a special place in my heart. I am at my happiest when surrounded by bundles of fluff and the animal loving community, and I have learnt through years of experience that dog hair makes a good condiment.

I love helping people and seeing the love and happiness they experience because of their pets. I recently moved to the Central Coast to give my pet Goldie the best retirement he could experience. My weekends are spent exploring all the beautiful pet friendly beaches and cafes on the coast with the family.

 

ROB WILSON
NSW Central Brand Ambassador

A lover of all things sport, I enjoy going to as many matches as I can, especially now my rugby and cricket playing days are behind me. I love both rugby codes, and I’m a member of the mighty Sydney Roosters.

I grew up in Los Angeles and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. I live with my wife, two little boys and dog, Pearcey, and enjoy going to the beach in the summer with my family. I also enjoy a cold one with mates and taking little Pearcey for walks.

 

 

WAREHOUSE GURU'S

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CODIE PRIESTLEY
Chief Warehouse Guru

Originally from Harvey Bay, moved to the Gold Coast when I was 7. I enjoy being active through playing all kinds of sports in particular AFL, NRL and Touch Football. I also enjoy fiddling around with technology, playing video games and having a good laugh with my mates.

 

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MITCH McGINN
2IC

I’ve lived on the Gold Coast my whole life and love it. I enjoy playing and watching all sports but Touch Football is my sport of choice.

If I’m not out and about playing sport I enjoy playing PlayStation or just chilling out with my mates.

 

JOHN WELFORD
STOCK CONTROLLER

I’m from a little village in the UK called Robin Hood's Bay and made the move to the Gold Coast in 2010. The benefit of living on the Gold Coast is the water temperature, because I don’t have to wear a 6mm wetsuit in the surf. I have a keen interest in bouldering which is a form of rock climbing as well.

In my spare time I’m either training for climbing projects, riding my mountain bike or planning the next adventure.

 

 

DANIEL WILSON
Warehouse Guru

Originally from New Zealand, I have been living in Australia since 2000, and on the Coast for 4 years.

I spend my spare time at the beach or watching sports, backing my team The Hawkes in the AFL or watching MLB (Major League Baseball). I also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures.

 

 

LAURA GILLILAND
Warehouse Guru

After growing up in New Zealand i decided it was time for a change and relocated to the Gold Coast Australia 9 years ago.

I have 2 miniature Pinschers, Kaiah & Bronx, who like to keep me on my toes! In my own time i enjoy watching most sports, particularly UFC, Rugby Union (GO THE ALL BLACKS), and NBA. I also like reading, travelling, gaming and watching a variety of documentaries.

 

 

THOMAS ANGELES
IT Support & Engraver Technician

Originally from the US, I moved to Australia in 2014 to be with my now wife and daughter. Living in sydney for the first few years before we made the move to the gold coast in late 2017.

I spend my spare time playing video games and spending time with my family going on walks with our pomchi lily along the beautiful lakes and parks of the Gold Coast.

 

CARLY WINTON
Warehouse Guru

Gold Coast born and bred. Big lover of animals, travelling, festivals and being active. I spend most of my spare time studying (Vet Nursing), hanging with my partner or going on adventures.

Planning to expand our little family with the addition of two Dalmatian puppies in the next few months and we couldn’t be more excited for the new experience it they will bring.

 

ANDREW MCKEOWN
Warehouse Guru

In 2017 I moved away from my hometown Auckland to the Gold Coast. When I’m not working I enjoy Paragliding which I do nearly every weekend depending on the weather. I also enjoy the occasional surf and my favourite time of the day is lunch time.

 

JAMIE BRILLUS
Warehouse Guru

The Gold Coast has always been my home here in Australia. I’ve always been around and inspired by music from a young age. Ever since I got my first drum set when I was 9 years old I’d always practice daily and be inspired by my heroes. After recently graduating high school, I hope to follow my musical dream and play at the Queensland Conservatorium.

 

CHLOE PRIESTLY
Warehouse Guru

I moved to the Gold Coast in 2000 from Hervey Bay where I later met my partner Tui who I now have 4 beautiful children with. I  spend most of my free time running the children around and cleaning up after them but when I’m not doing that I enjoy watching NRL or catching up with friends and family.