THE TOON TEAM
Christina is one of life’s all-rounders and prides herself on being an ‘infomaniac’ (but don’t read that aloud in public). She worked at TAFE in corporate communications, then as a community journalist and program producer for Local ABC Radio.
Christina now uses her varied work experience in her administration/bookkeeping business, Get Simply Sorted.
Christina joined the Clever Copywriting Community four years ago. She was a self-professed ‘lurker’, yet her affinity and love for proofing publications gave her the courage to become a Stay Tooned team member.
Darren, the founder of DU Designs, is a qualified Graphic Designer who is in the business of building and maintaining WordPress websites with over 20 years experience in Information Technology and 10 years using WordPress. When he’s not helping clients with web-related issues, he’s probably out taking landscape photos with his backpack full of camera gear and his trusty tripod.
You can find him at DU Designs
Erin Huckle, the founder of Chuckle Communications, is in the business of raising the profiles of her clients through proactive PR, amazing award entries and compelling written content. She works with innovative, ethical and creative small businesses and leaders, to find their voice and tell their stories. Her focus is on helping clients connect with their ideal customers, by turning up where they hang out.
With almost 20 years’ of experience in PR, Erin has worked across sectors including tourism, IT, major events, not-for-profits, tech and publishing. She still gets a huge buzz out of helping her clients get featured in the media, and she loves celebrating the awesomeness of her clients through the power of PR. Based in Wollongong, Erin is a mum to three very busy boys, and in her spare time she loves any opportunity for a rare moment of peace, ideally with her head in a book.
Erin is also the DMC Expert for Awards and PR.
Kat manages the digital marketing for Stay Tooned.
She manages the social posts that promote the memberships, assembles the monthly emails, schedules the Facebook events, updates the odd bit of copy on the site, and generally helps across all Toon-related things.
In her spare time, Kat enjoys dabbling in artsy hobbies and reading good sci-fi/fantasy novels.
You can find her at Kat Copy Paste.
Kate Toon is a writing entrepreneur, as well as a popular coach, speaker, author and podcaster. Her digital education businesses The Recipe for SEO Success and The Clever Copywriting School have helped more than 8000 small business owners grapple the Google beast and write better content.
Nominated as SEMRush SEO Personality of the Year and AusPod’s Business Podcast of Year, 2 years running, Kate runs Australia’s only dedicated copywriting conference COPYCON. She presents at events around the world and runs several hugely successful Facebook groups.
Author of the Amazon Best Seller Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur: How to succeed in business despite yourself, Kate lives on the Central Coast of Sydney City, where she loves wandering on the beach with her son and her CFO (Chief Furry Office-dog) Pomplemousse.
Shannon is the go-to video-wizard for promotional Toon-content. Shannon is a creative genius with mad social skills, who turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. He creates social content that engages, amuses, educates and most of all, drives conversion.
Whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest or email (and everything in between), Shannon loves creating clickable content that gets his clients right where they need to be.
Shannon is also a DMC Expert for Social Media and Content Creation.
Sue has over 20 plus years of print and digital industry experience. Before Max Gecko became one of Brisbane’s best-loved design studios, she built her skills in a whole range of roles.
Sue has been a senior designer and project manager in major digital and print agencies and she nurtured the next generation of brilliant Brisbane designers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
She has astounding left-field creativity, reliable right brain business smarts, and matchless customer service. Sue is brilliant with print, digital and app materials – working across the ‘a’ to ‘z’ of industries from architects to zookeepers (almost).
Sue Waterson, founder of Max Gecko Design
Tony, aka The WP Guy, has been using WordPress since 2008 and after building a lot of websites has hung up his spurs on building new websites and has moved to providing ongoing support, fixes, website health checks and training for WordPress website owners.
As part of Toon team, she helps with the overflow of digital marketing work, including memberships, podcast schedules, socials and whatever else needs doing.
Although not a fan of the gym, she likes early morning Pilate classes, going for a walk or a swim, and most days, gets her hips moving with her pink Powerhoop.
She also admits to being a slightly obsessed podcaster listening to anything from true crime to business experts.
On her days off, Wendy loves to hang out with family or friends and often, on a Sunday afternoon, will challenge her other half to a game of Sequence or Rummy-O over a glass of Pinot Gris.