For Emily, Beyond Experiences encapsulates the essence of her active upbringing and adulthood, her passion to make the most out of life and her varied experiences throughout years of travel and her career. Emily studied Media and Public Relations at university and went on to work within the advertising world for Foxtel, and was then approached to work within the sports marketing and corporate sponsorship industry in Sydney.
With a desire to see the world and have a break from the desk she ventured abroad and worked in the luxury superyacht and ski chalet industries in Europe, the Caribbean and the South Pacific for nearly five years. Working as a private chef and learning how to sail along the way, she had the pleasure of working for high-end clients delivering impeccable service and seeing many different parts of the world.
In 2008 her career called her backed to Australia where she joined USM Events (now Ironman Asia Pacific), one of Australia’s largest and most experienced event management specialists. She joined the team as an Event Coordinator and progressed to National Event Manager during her time there, overseeing a number of large-scale events including the Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival (Australia’s largest & world’s second largest triathlon), The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival and Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest. She travelled Australia delivering other large sporting events as part of a dynamic events team.
Emily enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle and is a qualified yoga instructor. She has a genuine passion for anything that benefits the mind, body and lifestyle as a whole.
Christine has over 15 years experience within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. Through Beyond Experiences Christine is combining her expertise in corporate conferencing, event management, sales and marketing, and managing lifestyle experiences with her genuine passion and gift for connecting with people. Previously working in five-star establishments within Australia and Europe, including boutique travel agencies, Christine knows how to deliver outstanding service at all levels, taking a very personable approach to understand her client’s needs.
Christine is originally from Gippsland Victoria and in 2003 she embarked on a travelling adventure experiencing many cultures and countries through Asia, Europe, America and Canada. Throughout her travels she had the remarkable opportunity to work in establishments such as the luxury golf and spa resort, Westin Turnberry in Scotland, and other five star resorts and travel aganecies.
Upon returning back to Australia, Christine continued to work within the travel and tourism industry for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Queensland including The Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas and Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa. Before not too long she had the entrepreneurial desire to create a business that would bring all her passions together through her love for lifestyle. In 2011 Christine co-founded Key Element Events back in Victoria, with the desire to offer exclusive lifestyle experiences. She formed collaborative relationships with operators, establishments and local producers to deliver regional food and wine trails as well as adventure experiences such as Kokoda. This company formed some foundations for Beyond Experiences and Christine hasn’t looked back.
Christine has a gift for bringing people together to share their passions for quality food and fine wine whilst travelling to desirable destinations. Christine also holds great passion for living an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle with focus on mind, body awareness that nurtures general wellbeing.