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The Team

The Winning Holidays team draws on over 25 years' experience in the Hotel and short term and holiday letting industry.

Owner/Property Care Team

Owner Care Team Leader - Port Stephens & Coffs Harbour Regions
Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
languagehttps://www.winningholidays.com.au/

With over 20 years in the tourism industry, Allison has spent many years in the accommodation sector throughout NSW and Queensland having owned Management Rights business to employment as on-site building management for serviced apartments and motels.

Having settled back home in Newcastle over 3 years ago, Allison enjoyed the position of Strata Manager for a number of complexes from Port Stephens to Caves beach, liaising and working with Body Corporate Committees, owners and tenants.

Allison has extensive experience in the holiday letting sector and has a strong passion for excellent customer service. Making people’s holiday experience a memorable one is one of her greatest enjoyments.

On weekends Allison can be found indulging in her “homewares” shopping addiction, watching live bands at various establishments with friends or yelling (and sometimes crying!!) on the Knights at the football!!


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Owner Care Executive - All Regions
Ana Pastori

Ana Pastori

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Ana has experience in the property sector managing a portfolio of commercial and residential apartments in Manly, Sydney. She is committed to achieving client satisfaction, and meeting and exceeding goals. Additionally Ana has over five years experience in Management Consulting leading process improvement, operating model design and change management for globally recognised companies.

Born in Argentina, Ana came for a holiday and fell in love with Australia and decided to settle after finding her place in the world. Ana lived for 5 years in Sydney and recently moved to Newcastle with her partner to enjoy the great beach lifestyle.


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Property Care Executive - Port Stephens
Karen Spratt

Karen Spratt

place19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
languagehttps://www.portstephensaccommodation.com/

Owner & Property Care Executive - Port Stephens
Margaret Bunton

Margaret Bunton

place19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
languagehttps://www.portstephensaccommodation.com/

Property Care Executive - Port Stephens
Tori Ashworth

Tori Ashworth

place19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
languagehttps://www.portstephensaccommodation.com/

Holiday Manager - Mollymook Milton
Tegan Bateman

Tegan Bateman

place1/91 Princes Highway, Milton, NSW 2538
languagehttps://www.mollymookmiltonholidays.com.au/

Tegan is an integral part of the Mollymook Milton Holidays team. She has an extensive knowledge of the local area, having grown up in the region with her family. With Tegan's commitment to outstanding customer service and care for your property she is an asset to the industry.

Tegan will ensure our holiday tenants have the perfect holiday escape on the South Coast and is keen to work with our property owners to ensure their asset is professionally managed.


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Holiday Assistant - Mollymook Milton
Sharnee Driver

Sharnee Driver

place1/91 Princes Highway, Milton, NSW 2538
languagehttps://www.mollymookmiltonholidays.com.au/

Sharnee has lived in the local area for over 20 years and has developed a true love for our area and its community. She has come to us with impressive customer service and management skills and is currently in the process of transitioning from an Assistant Agent into a Licenced Real Estate Agent.

Sharnee is excited about providing holidaymakers with the highest quality experience possible and works closely with our property owners to ensure their asset is well cared for.


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Owner Care Support
Gisselle Nadal

Gisselle Nadal

Aside from her main role as an Owner Care Support, Gisselle is also a reinforced staff for marketing, trust accounts, and hotel accounts. She has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and business development and management.

She's always up for a challenge and carries out tasks effectively and efficiently; making sure to be an asset with her initiative, flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness.


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Marketing & Revenue Team

Holidays Marketing (Listings, Distribution and Tariffs)
Pip Sutton

Pip Sutton

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Pip has been in the tourism industry for over 20 years and has worked for the local tourism organisation, in the accommodation sector as a receptionist, for Moonshadow Cruises and Port Stephens 4WD Tours as Marketing Manager, and for the last ten years in the real estate short stays sector in a variety of roles.

Pip’s passion is ensuring that proven results are delivered from all activities. Happy guests = Happy Owners.

Pip is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent and also holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation & Tourism).

She lives in Port Stephens with her husband Ricard and son Lucas, but does spend a lot of time on the side of soccer fields around Newcastle cheering her son on. She enjoys good food, good wine and a spot of shopping, all shared with family and friends.


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Head of Guest Experiences
Ben Ogden

Ben Ogden

Working within the business event and tourism space for 10+ years, Ben is responsible for guiding the guest experience by engaging with local tourism bodies, industry and operators.

Ben's experience in a corporate event planning capacity has seen him lead high profile international events for blue chip clients all over the world. He gains a unique perspective in the tourism industry, also owning a tour business in Newcastle NSW, which allows him to connect with other operators and the consumer on a regular basis.

Ben's goal at Alloggio is to build local business relationships in each market with an 'everyone wins' approach to the guest experience.

In his downtime, you will likely find Ben on his bike or admiring the view at one of Newcastle's surf clubs with a cold drink in hand.


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Graphic Designer
Troy S. Viray

Troy S. Viray

With almost a decade of experience in creating graphics for global clients, Troy is one of the new additions to the Alloggio Marketing Team. Though his work experience ranges from Corporate Training, Human Resources and Organizational Development, it is in Graphics Design where he found his passion.

He has created designs for different industries for printed ads and most types of digital media.

When he is not using his knack for creativity at work, he loves spending time with his wife Grace and two daughters, Kahlila and Gianna.


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Marketing Assistant
Salve Lazaro

Salve Lazaro

Salve is a licensed Nutritionist-Dietitian and has held key positions in several companies for over 13 years with adequate knowledge in customer service relations, marketing, financial management, and strategic business planning.

She is now currently assisting in managing our social media platforms and is involved in assisting Claudia in optimising our website listings.

For Salve, the right attitude is everything. Her passion, excitement, positivity, and energy fueled her to get up and face everyday challenges.


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New Owner Enrollment

Landlord Liason
Dawn Liddell

Dawn Liddell

place19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Dawn joining the Alloggio Team of Port Stephens Accommodation and Winning Holidays brings with her 30 years' experience in the industry. Dawn is very keen to contribute her past experience in this field and to embrace what the future can offer to this every changing Holiday Letting environment.

Her introduction to the industry was from the grass roots as an owner operator for 15 years in the hospitality industry which covered Accommodation, Group tours, Wedding and Conference Centre as well as a fully Licensed Restaurant.

Over the years Dawn has been elected to the Owners Corporation giving her a sound knowledge of the Strata industry and upon joining Nelson Bay Real Estate some 17 years ago secured her Full licence in Real Estate and was involved along the way with Sales, Trust Accounting, Tribunal Hearings, Permanent, Commercial and Holiday Letting. During this period Dawn become the Licensee in Charge of Port Stephens Accommodation which over this period involved a substantial increase in the Holiday Letting portfolio.


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Business Development Manager

Yvonne Schumann

place19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Reservations - Guest Care Team

Reservations Manager
Alysha Stephenson

Alysha Stephenson

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Holidays Reservations - Port Stephens & Coffs Harbour Regions
Gina Kavanaagh

Gina Kavanaagh

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
languagehttps://www.winningholidays.com.au/

Gina has spent the last 10 years working with Scenic Luxury Tours as a Reservations Consultant in the international and domestic tourism sector where she was lucky enough to have travelled to Europe twice and also around Australia.

She has a 21-year-old daughter Jaala (who is the light of her life) and recently bought herself her dream car, an Audi!

I enjoy puzzles, watching the NRL and going to the beach.


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Finance Team

Trust Accountant
Waheed Zafar

Waheed Zafar

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Trust Accountant & Escapia Trainer

Aimee Peters

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Accounts & Admin
Natalie Suminoski

Natalie Suminoski

place840 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Senior Trust Accounting Support
Ritchel Lisondra

Ritchel Lisondra

Ritchel has more than 15 years of professional experience with tenure in Accounting, Management, Recruitment, Real Estate, and Customer Service.

Ritchel strongly believes in empowering people to take ownership of their positions and processes and also believes effective communication is key to great leadership.


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Trust Accounting Support
Aileen Ramos

Aileen Ramos

With more than 15 years of professional experience in Business Management and Customer Service, Aileen is a team player with a sense of responsibility, commitment and initative. She believes that great teamwork and leadership are what it takes to achieve any organizational goals.


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Trust Accounting Support
Gisselle Nadal

Gisselle Nadal

Aside from her main role as an Owner Care Support, Gisselle is also a reinforced staff for marketing, trust accounts, and hotel accounts. She has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and business development and management.

She's always up for a challenge and carries out tasks effectively and efficiently; making sure to be an asset with her initiative, flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness.


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