Dave Thomas

Brief Business Description:

Getaway Trekking is Australia’s #1 culturally and ecologically sensitive trek operator. Although we have taken many adventurous souls to various destinations around the world, our principal destination remains the Kokoda Track in PNG. For many Australians, the Kokoda Trail is an iconic trek, and represents a growing appreciation of the bravery and sacrifice of our young diggers during the WW2 Kokoda Campaign. 

Team Members:

Sue Fitcher (QLD, theSPACE) Deb Manders (VIC)

Brief personal bio:

Having held senior positions in sales, marketing, client relations, systems & strategy over a 15-year career, I feel myself more than equipped to act as quarterback of a sales-based, services-orientated team, driving business growth through innovation. I'm in my element when planning for the 'bigger picture'... understanding the end goal & working backwards on just how to achieve an objective through the laying of a solid, digital-technology foundation incorporated with best practice digital marketing strategy for sustained success.

What are you hoping to gain from co-working at theSPACE:

Our intent in moving the business to theSPACE was to take a step forward in professionalism and to be around like-minded, open and friendly people to establish a positive working environment from which the business could continue to grow and expand.

How can you help your fellow co-workers at theSPACE:

As a trekking organisation we have the ability to help fellow members of theSPACE travel overseas (or in Australia) and see some spectacular, often remote countryside and local culture in places not many people get a chance to travel to.

What are some of your hobbies/interests:

A recently ‘retired’ amateur triathlete, I enjoy slotting in CrossFit around my wife and kids, taking our Golden Retriever/hairy-human-wannabe for a run, drinking coffee (lots of it) and sleeping past 6am!

If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why:

The Flash. Why…? Because he’s just super cool J Underrated but powerful!