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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.

 

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.

 

MARNIE SAWFORD
Product Planner

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

  

FEDERICO NITTI
Inventory Planner

Originally from Argentina, I moved to the Gold Coast in 2019 after living and travelling through Europe. I love the lifestyle and everything the Goldie has to offer; Perfect weather, good waves and a scenic hinterland.

In my spare time you will find me surfing the overcrowded point, exploring national parks or playing with my housemate's Frenchie Lola. She is all love and energy, always ready to go for a walk or test my strength in a tug of war. I've been playing guitar since I was 10 years old and enjoy 60's - 80's music (I am a huge Beatles fan).

 

MATT ROGERS
Creative Coordinator

I’ve lived on the Gold Coast for 5 years since moving from inland NSW for uni, where I studied Digital Media.  I am a total dog lover, and I’m currently looking for my future fur-baby.

I spend my spare time expanding my collection of board and video games and working out. I’m also learning how to code so I can make my own video game!

 

AMELIA PATTERSON
Junior Graphic Designer

I’ve lived on the Gold Coast for 5 years since moving from inland NSW for uni, where I studied Digital Media.  I am a total dog lover, and I’m currently looking for my future fur-baby.

I spend my spare time expanding my collection of board and video games and working out. I’m also learning how to code so I can make my own video game!

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

KATIE DOKMANOVIC
NSW South Brand Ambassador

Being born and bred in Sydney and a Mother to two energetic boys, life is always on the go. My weekends are busy spent driving them to various soccer activities. When not at soccer with them, I enjoy going to A-League games, walking, taking gym classes and generally being outdoors. 

Starting my career in the Giftware profession I am looking forward to establishing myself in the pet industry having grown up with cats or dogs my entire life.

 

JOSIE PORTELLI
VIC West Brand Ambassador 

I am passionate about pets, especially dogs. I am a Dog Trainer who specialises in positive reinforcement techniques and volunteers at a local Obedience Club most Sundays. I keep fit by training and competing with Buddy, in a crazy dog sport called Flyball.

If you haven’t heard of Flyball I encourage you to look it up!

Having worked in the Pet Industry for the past two years I know this is where I want to be and I am really grateful for being given this opportunity.

 

ANGELA ZAFIS
VIC East Brand Ambassador

Melbourne born and bred, Angela loves the various lifestyle options this cosmopolitan city has to offer. From the cafes and restaurants to awesome beaches, parks, wineries, international events and, of course, great cafes. Angela enjoys keeping fit and healthy, and after work you’ll find her working-out in a high-powered yoga class or strength training. Before joining Time Pet in March 2019, Angela spent more than ten years working as an Area Sales Manager in the FMCG sector, with L’Oreal Australia and Proctor & Gamble. Her experience includes managing accounts to deliver business growth and building trustworthy partnerships, offering customers reliable support, training, merchandising and product launch strategies.

 

WAREHOUSE GURUS

 

LAURA GILLILAND
Warehouse Manager

After growing up in New Zealand I decided it was time for a change and relocated to the Gold Coast Australia in 2009.

I have a Rottweiler, Kahn, who is a free spirit and loves destroying my personal property. I recently built my first home with my partner Daniel and in my own time I enjoy working on my house and 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.

 

MITCH McGINN
Stock Controller

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.

 

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.

  

JORDAN CARROLL
Warehouse Guru

I have recently moved to the Gold Coast so that I can live with, and look after my mum.

Thanks to Timepet, my interest in the safety and well being of my pets has increased significantly, and has caused a huge surge in interest in my hobby of building high quality cat homes.

I can’t wait for what my future with Timepet has in store.

 

HENRY KWOK
Warehouse Guru

The Gold Coast Australia has always been my home stomping grounds. From playing Rugby Union for The Surfers Paradise Dolphins to even playing PC games  with my school friends. In my spare time I enjoy building random stuff such as computers, keyboards and even little action figures called Gundams. But my passion is to help others so i would like to be able to attend uni and study UX-design and Business.

 

IT DEPARTMENT

 

CODIE PRIESTLEY
IT Manager

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.

 

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.