Meet the team
Samantha is currently the store manager of Seabreeze Servo & Takeaway, which is owned and operated by her family. This is her first retail endeavour, with previous experience in the exploration industry, construction, aged care and property. Sam is a long-term local and enjoys everything that this area has to offer, from camping to 4WD driving, fishing and the islands. Sam is excited to be on our team and hopes to create more connections within the local community and build on existing relationships.
I’ve witnessed great social change for Australian women in my lifetime! We’ve certainly come a long way during my 60 + years on the planet. Way back when my brother and I were funding our paths through university via holiday jobs, my brother (3 years younger)was paid more for the same job processing fruit at the Golden Circle Cannery. When my first son was born, I was told had to resign if I wanted to take extended maternity leave. I requested job sharing and was told it was impossible for Education Queensland to operationalise. How life for working females has changed!
The theme of International Women’s Day 2018, is Press for Progress. This year I’ve decided to firmly commit some time to the powerful concept that underpins Busiwomen – empowering women, young and not so young, to make the world and lovely section of the coastline a better place for us all.
In the words of a famous cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Love the business of business, constantly improving on every aspect of it and the people within it. It is challenging and rewarding to be managing three distinctly different businesses.
In their quest to find the best community to raise their children Lisa and Bob immigrated directly to Yeppoon in 1991 from the USA without ever having visited Australia.
Lisa feels blessed to be one of those women who can say they got to do it all; wife, mother, professional, volunteer and friend. And now Managing Director of Sail Inn Motel and Seabreeze Servo & Takeaway, where every day they to strive to make your day better by providing what you need on the run. Your one stop Servo.