Like many great businesses MOM was established when preparedness met opportunity.
Whilst working for Karen and John Dineen at BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, Kath Massey saw the need for an industry experienced online support service to assist parks with online marketing and management. Armed with a laptop and Dineen Tourism Management as a first client MOM opened the doors in 2009 and now works with holiday parks and tourist businesses Australia wide.
Kath Massey grew up with tourism in the blood in the NSW South Coast town of Merimbula. With work experience including bank officer, cafe owner/operator, sales manager for dynamic import/export company and park manager at BIG4 Forest Glen Holiday Resort for over four years Kath has a diverse range of business and tourism skills.
Gaining her first tertiary qualification in Business and Tourism from Monash University Kath continues to develop her digital marketing skills and awareness via the schools of Google, Facebook, Mashable and cyberspace in general.
In 2012 Kath won the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Business Pitch Competition with her Dragons Den style delivery of the MOM business model and the tagline "take more holidays, spend them in Australia and stay in a holiday park"
Kath is a passionate advocate of Australian tourism and the holiday park industry and feels fortunate to have found a way to promote both.
Mira El Kott Helander
Mira came to Australia as a backpacker from Sweden in 2011 and fell in love with our beautiful country. During her travels along the East Coast she worked as a fundraiser in Brisbane, a barmaid in an outback motel in Chillagoe, and as a horse-riding tour guide just outside of Cairns.
After a year of travel, Mira settled on the Sunshine Coast and began a new journey towards completing a Business Degree in Marketing and Tourism at the University of the Sunshine Coast. During her time at Uni, she discovered an interest for digital marketing and undertook a couple of social media management internships alongside her studies.
Mira graduated in November 2015 and was awarded the Faculty Medal in recognition of her high levels of academic achievement. Soon after, she became a part of the Massey Online Management team. She loves having the opportunity to learn from her experienced colleges and strives to continuously improve and develop her social media knowledge, copy writing skills, and creativity.
Sue Hansen (nee Rixon) is a second generation "Parkie" who grew up in the family business at the BIG4 Tropical Wanderer Holiday Park in Rockhampton, Qld. After completing a Degree in Tourism at James Cook University she spent the next ten years gaining experience in the field of adventure tourism working at the Sunshine Village Ski Lodge in Canada and as a safari guide in Africa.
Upon her return to Australia her work experience has included managing the Tropical Wanderer until its sale in 2005, Marketing Manager for the Bundaberg Tourism region where she now lives and as the QLD/NT State Manager for BIG4 Holiday Parks.
Sue loves the challenge of working with online systems & social media and being able to combine this with her passion for the holiday park industry. She is proud to work alongside her hardworking team and be part of such an exciting and innovative company.
Marion’s love of travel began in her childhood with annual family caravan trips to Ballina, where her family later moved to. After completing a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management, she went on to work in the Front Office in such beautiful locations at Heron Island, Queenstown, New Zealand and Vancouver, Canada. She then spent ten years working on Princess Cruises ships, in Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Returning to Australia, Marion used her expert travel knowledge as a travel agent, before packing up the house with her husband and son for a five-month caravan trip. They travelled from the Sunshine Coast down the East Coast to the Great Ocean Road and Ballarat and concluded with five weeks in the van around Tasmania.
Now settled back on the Sunshine Coast, Marion has been working in Marketing and Admin, before joining the Massey Online team. Excited to share her loved of travel and marketing, she loves nothing better than putting herself into a guest’s shoes to share the best of what a destination has to offer.
Renee grew up in the beautiful South Australian countryside before moving to Queensland in 1995 where she has since been able to embrace the beach life as well as the picturesque hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
Renee gained extensive work experience in corporate, legal and accounting administration before moving into the tourism sector, front desk and reservations in numerous holiday parks and destination hot spots including the international resort chain, Oaks Group. Renee trained for four years at BIG4 Forest Glen Holiday Resort moving from casual relief Receptionist to full-time right hand of the Manager, Kath Massey.
Renee’s qualifications include Certificates 2 and 3 in Business, Certificate 4 in Frontline Management and is now in the process of obtaining her Diploma of Business Studies through Swinburne University (2017).
Renee has been a part of Massey Online Management team since 2009 assisting in all aspects of the business including accounts, administration, digital marketing and website development. She also loves the job requirement of being paid to be spend a large part of the day on Facebook.
Melinda has been working in marketing for over 20 years and finds it dynamic, challenging and rewarding. She has been fortunate enough to work with amazing companies who helped shaped her future and fuelled her enthusiasm for marketing. She found her calling after working for Walt Disney London and pursued her career within the tourism industry. Upon her return to Australia she worked in marketing at Dreamworld, completed a public relations degree from QUT then moved to the Sunshine Coast where she was Marketing Manager at Aussie World for seven years as well as working pro bono for the esteemed Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Melinda likes nothing more than writing website copy, proofreading and developing her social media knowledge and skill set. A large part of her day is focused on ensuring website content and reports are completed on time using the most efficient method. Melinda is deadline driven, can multi task projects and has an extraordinary high level of attention to detail.
On weekends Melinda can be found camping and touring around the country side. Her favourite holiday destination is anywhere in the outback where the horizon can be seen through the trees.
Lesley-Anne, or LA, grew up in Ashburton situated in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand, only moving to Queensland with her husband and daughter in 2011. Escaping the earthquakes to find flooding!
LA has worked in several customer service and PA positions over the years which has given her a huge appreciation of excellent customer service. She found working in the tourism and hospitality area a great platform to share this enthusiasm with others. Prior to working at Massey Online Management, LA held a number of roles in an apartment complex in Caloundra. She started out with a few casual housekeeping hours per week and worked her way to the top as the full time Complex Manager, learning heaps along the way.
Having been taught by Kath to correctly use and utilise the many features of the RMS system, LA is now working with new RMS clients to guide them through their set up and operational training of the RMS system.