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Our team

Meet the Fun Over Fifty team

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We're here to give you an unforgettable tour

The Fun Over Fifty team are the people who truly give you the best tour experience, and we’re incredibly proud of the work they do. We can’t wait for you to meet our team!

Meet the team

Toni Brennan

CEO

In 1991, Toni began hosting packaged holidays for Qld Pensioners using rail concessions on tourism trains to Rockhampton, and Fun Over Fifty launched in 2002. Toni continually researches new and amazing destinations to offer our guests.

Best travel tip:

Always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably go wrong.

Dream destination:

Croatia

Surprising fact:

Past State Champion Showjumper

Jan

Travel Advisor

Jan has been with Fun Over Fifty from the beginning. She works her magic planning amazing travel destinations with our product development team and brings her creative flair to the business. Jan also helps with reservations and accounts.

Last book read:

“Follow the River” by James Alexander

Dream destination:

See more of Austria

Favourite destination:

South Africa

Courtney

Travel Advisor

Courtney is a graduate of The University of Queensland with degrees in Tourism and Business Management after studying abroad at the International School of Hospitality in Florence. Courtney works alongside our product development team.

Last book read:

'Stolen' by Lucy Christopher

Favourite destination:

South Africa

Best travel tip:

Take lots of photos

Mitch

Travel Advisor

Mitch works in the marketing and social media team. He is a CASA approved drone pilot, and he provides quality photography and support to the administration team. Mitch plans to gain his coach licence to join the on-road crew in the future.

Best travel tip:

Get lost with the locals

Dream destination:

Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

Last book read:

“Crushing It!” by Gary Vaynerchuk

Cassie

Travel Advisor

Cassie’s role within the office is telephone reservations, passenger and crew documentation, contracting and product development. She brings proficiency in planning, scheduling, document management and customer service.

Dream destination:

Canada and Alaska

Surprising fact:

I have had 2 knee reconstructions (thanks to netball) and I am a Justice of the Peace (Qual)

Best travel tip:

Take a triangular pen for writing, puzzles etc. They won’t roll away from you and get lost down the aisle!

Kirsty

Travel Advisor

Kirsty’s background includes Office Administration, Executive Assistant, Customer Services and Sales. Kirsty’s role in the office is to process booking confirmations, reservations, accounts, ticketing and customer/agent email enquiries.

Best travel tip:

Bring a bright coloured suitcase when travelling or tie a bright ribbon to it so it's easy to find

Favourite destination:

Fiji

Dream destination:

Go to the highlands in Scotland

Susan

Travel Advisor

Susan has worked in both retail and wholesale travel, and she has travelled extensively in Australia and NZ. Her role in the office includes assisting with phone reservations, customer and crew travel documentation and contracts.

I always pack:

Swimmers – cold ocean, hot spa – always ready to take a dip

Favourite destination:

Disneyland California – I’ve been three times. Happiest place on Earth. Love it!

Dream destination:

Germany and Croatia

Rob Archibald

Coach Operations Manager

Rob is General Manager of Coach Operations and a Coach Captain, delivering interesting and entertaining commentary while on tour. He has extensive on-road experience and is trained in all aspects of heavy vehicles and defensive driving.

Best travel tip:

Planning ahead is always a smart idea, especially when exchanging foreign currencies

Surprising fact:

I have worked in every state and territory in Australia

Dream destination:

Mauritius and Northern Canada

Derek

Coach Captain

Surprising fact:

I am a trained Massuer

Favourite destination:

Red Centre in Northern Territory

Favourite saying:

If you are dealt lemons, make lemonade

Andi

Tour Host

Andi has been with Fun Over Fifty since the very beginning! Andi enjoys travelling as she loves surprises and experiencing new things. Andi genuinely enjoys meeting Fun Over Fifty’s guests and learning about their interesting lives.

Best travel tip:

Make sure you have your wallet and phone when you leave home, everything else can be bought

Favourite destination:

Tasmania

Surprising fact:

I’m an open book, there are no surprises with me!

Neil

Tour Host

Best travel tip:

If we want to have a good time, we will. Keep hydrated and don’t get in the bad books with your host! (just kidding)

Last book read:

“Fifty Sheds of Grey: A Parody”

Surprising fact:

I am a lot taller than I look!

Narelle

Tour Host

I always pack:

A credit card

Surprising fact:

I have 6 beautiful grandchildren, two of which are identical twin girls

Dream destination:

To be at Uluru in the pouring rain

Deborah

Tour Host

From owning an Australian franchise system, a bookkeeping business and as a certified Soul Coach and Soul Midwife and now a passionate Tour Guide and Tour Host. Just love it!

Favourite saying:

Dare to be different – Have the courage to be vulnerable (my own mantra)

Surprising fact:

I enjoy writing poetry

I always pack:

A snuggly scarf

Annette

Tour Host

After using my Degree in Business (Hospitality Management) in locations from Broadbeach Casino to Hamilton Island, I discovered a keen interest in people and processes. I have a strong desire to encourage people into their potential.

Surprising fact:

I have ridden a mountain bike down a volcano

Favourite saying:

"Dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" — Walt Disney

Dream destination:

The Serengeti, Tanzania

Anne

Tour Host

I have hosted over 90 fabulous tours since I began with the company. I had been 45 years doing bookkeeping and all forms of office work, not quite the same exciting and fulfilling life that I now have the pleasure of enjoying.

Surprising fact:

I skydive, actually jumping out of a perfectly good plane, for pleasure

I always pack:

My raincoat. “Murphy’s Law” then comes into play and I will never need it while I am away.

Favourite saying:

Life is awesome, don’t give up on it, travel for as long as you can no matter what anyone else tells you.

Julianne

Tour Host

In the past 30 years, I have worked in many varied roles at the Brisbane domestic and international airports, retail travel agencies, as well as Business Development Manager for an Australian wholesale travel company.

Dream destination:

Antarctica. I discovered one of my Scottish ancestors, Birdie Bowers, was the first Scotsman to reach the South Pole.

Favourite saying:

Smile and the world smiles with you

Surprising fact:

I grew up in a remote mining town learning to shoot a .22 rifle for protection from wild pigs and crocodiles.

Your hosts and coach captains

Our hosts and coach captains are the face of Fun Over Fifty out and about, and represent our travel and customer service philosophies.

During your tour, your coach captain will provide a safe and smooth ride while entertaining you with interesting commentary.

Your tour hosts are alongside you for the duration of your tour to ensure that everyone enjoys a smooth, hassle-free holiday.

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Get in touch if you have any questions

Our team is always happy to help if you have any questions about us or our tours. Fill out our form and we will get back to you soon.

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