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The Team

Colin Battersby – Principal

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Colin Battersby is Principal of Discover Stradbroke and first experienced Straddie in the mid-seventies when his family invested in a holiday home on the island. In 2006, after 15 years in the tourism environment of Thredbo, Colin, with his chef brother Dan and late father Cam, purchased Fishes Cafe in the North Gorge precinct. Col founded Discover Stradbroke in 2009 and since then he and his talented team have built a portfolio of over 100 rental properties under management and achieved outstanding sales results.

As Chair of the Straddie Chamber of Commerce, Col also sits on the recently formed Redland City Council Tourism Sub-Committee, and represents the community as a member of the NSI Economic Transition Strategy Implementation Committee which is tasked with transitioning the island away from a mining based to a tourism based economy.

Col’s island knowledge and business experience are the foundation stones of the agency. His businesses in both Thredbo and North Stradbroke Island have won many Regional and State Tourism Awards. Contact Colin at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

 

Julie Elliott – Sales Manager

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Julie Elliott is Sales Manager at Discover Stradbroke Real Estate and is also a licensed Real Estate Agent. She moved to the Island in 1992 and she and husband Greg have raised their two children here. Julie’s extensive experience in sales, marketing, and advertising have been the perfect foundation for real estate excellence. Her high performance in sales is attributabled to her genuine enjoyment of people and interest in their welfare. View properties for sale on Discover’s YouTube channel. Contact Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sharron Allen – Guest Services Manager

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Sharron Allen is Guest Services Manager for holiday rental accommodation at Discover Stradbroke. Sharron spent her childhood years on the island and moved to Brisbane to gain experience in property management and sales. She returned to the island with her daughters in 2009. Her knowledge of Straddie, sound understanding of investment properties, empathetic approach to enquiries and expertise in securing bookings, ensures guest satisfaction and return visitation. Contact Sharron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Maddison Evans – Digital Marketing Manager

Maddi joined the Discover team in July 2014 having completed her Communications Degree and growing up in Sydney. Maddi’s Dad moved to Straddie several years before, and after coming to visit, Maddi has put down roots here and provides an invaluable marketing, digital and administrative support role in the office. In 2016 Maddi received a special scholarship as a Tourism Young achiever with QTIC and is also currently enrolled in her Masters of Marketing at Charles Sturt University. Contact Maddi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Debby Bliss – HouseKeeping Manager

Debby joined the Discover team as Head Housekeeper in August 2012, having moved to Straddie 6 months earlier to be closer to her daughters and grand children. She leads a growing team of housekeepers employed directly by Discover, and has a penchant for interior design which owners are encouraged to utilise in their properties. Contact Debby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Danielle Wall – Guest Services

Danielle is a third generation Straddie local. She is currently completing her studies as a Property Manager with the Real Estate Institute. Husband Luke is a well respected cabinet maker and between them they juggle raising 3 young children and are currently building their first house at Amity point. Contact Danielle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sarah Chance – Property Manager

Sarah has been visiting Straddie for many years and 2013 she and her husband, mobile Veterinarian Morgan, have moved to the island permanently to raise their 3 kids. Sarah and Danielle ‘job share” as Property Managers. Contact Sarah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Alisha Stevenson – Property Manager

Having grown up on Straddie, Alisha joined Discover's team in March 2016 and is currently completing her Property Management Certificate with the REIQ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Kylie Meekin – Property Manager

Kylie moved to Straddie in 2012 and is enjoying island life and her role. She is currently on maternity leave and we look forward to welcoming Kylie back in a few months.