Brief Business Description:
Getaway Trekking Pty Ltd (GT) operates treks and adventures in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Nepal. We are currently expanding our product range to include India, Bhutan, Tibet, England, Indonesia and New Zealand. We operate from two locations, with offices in Melbourne and Cairns.
The privilege of operating a trekking business in developing nations brings with it a social responsibility we take very seriously. We contribute on a regular basis to the destinations in which we work.
Dave Thomas (QLD, theSpace) and Deb Manders (VIC)
Brief personal bio:
Clocking up just over 30 years in the financial services industry and 15 years as a business owner, has given me a reasonably significant business experience to draw on in managing the direction of both Getaway Trekking & Kokoda School Treks. With the introduction of Dave into the business, I can now concentrate on my preferred areas of Business Development and Sales.
I enjoy leading treks and will take on three this year: to Lombok, Central Australia and Kokoda. In the copious amounts (??) of spare time I have, I love keeping fit and spending time with my family, including 4 beautiful grand-children, 2 here in Cairns. I also love to travel.
What are you hoping to gain from co-working at theSPACE:
To take the next step in professionalism by surrounding myself with like-minded people who are motivated and passionate about their goals, and being able to create a separation between my work and home life.
How can you help your fellow co-workers at theSPACE:
I hope by being available as a motivated person able to give back with energy and purpose, helping to create a vibrant and buzzing workplace.
What are some of your hobbies/interests:
My hobbies mainly centre around exercise; I love the feeling of being fit. I enjoy running, cycling, netball and body balance, but also enjoy downtime on the deck or in the pool at home, with a glass – or three!
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why:
Batgirl. Especially when you get to hang out with Spiderman.