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Our team

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Our story started as a small shed operation of two staff. Since then, our Sugar Shed family has grown to include the most extraordinary and dedicated team of staff and volunteers that are the key to our success, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

Gillian 

Gillian
Visitor Experience Officer

As one of the latest additions to the Sugar Shed family, Gilian is one of our fun-loving Visitor Experience Officers. New to Sarina, she loves basking in the beauty of the countryside and taking trips down to the beach for a quick dip. We love seeing her engrossed in learning about the sugar making process and sharing her findings with our visitors. Next time you swing by the Sugar Shed, Gilian highly recommends trying the toasted chicken sandwich from the café or the grabbing a bottle of our Lime NOI to go.

Sharon 

Sharon
Visitor Experience Officer

Meet Sharon, our resident green thumb and dog-lover. As a keen traveller herself, Sharon loves getting to know the local community and learning about our guests’ travels and where they’re from. Sharon is a creative, free spirit that’s an absolute joy to work with and be around. We know you’ll love her as much as we do.

Roberta 

Roberta
Visitor Experience Officer

Say hello to Roberta! Roberta has been an integral part of the Sugar Shed family since 2016. A born and bred Sarina local, Roberta loves fishing, crabbing, prawning and of course, meeting people from all walks of life who come through our doors. It’s no wonder Roberta gets rave reviews for the tours she gives - her passion for our beautiful region and the cane industry is joyfully infectious. If you would like to know more about the idyllic Sarina, or which coffee to order from the café. Roberta is the go-to girl.

Kylie 

Kylie
Visitor Experience Officer

Introducing Kylie, our adventure-seeking outdoor enthusiast who’s as passionate about exploring our region as she is about meeting the people in it. An absolute gem, Kylie fitted right into our work family from the get-go. She also knows some of the best bushwalking spots around. The next time you stop by, Kylie invites everyone to say hello and try our Chunky Pineapple and Orange Marmalade.

Sharon

Caroline
Visitor Experience Officer

To know Caroline is to love Caroline. Her down-to-earth nature radiates positivity throughout the Sugar Shed daily. When she is not out and about with customers on tours, you can catch her riding horses and teaching her children how to care for their farm animals. Since joining our team, Caroline says her favourite part of working at the Sugar Shed is seeing how nothing goes to waste and how we endeavour to give back to the soil – every part of the cut cane has a use!

Betty 

Betty
Visitor Experience Officer

Betty is our Sarina local and a breath of fresh air that everyone loves and adores. She has been with us since 2015 and the favourite part of her day to day is giving tours to new and returning faces. Betty’s welcoming nature captures the essence of the Sarina community perfectly. Next time you pop by the Sugar Shed for a tour, ask Betty about ‘The Story of Hundreds and Thousands’ – she loves sharing this story as much as she loved learning about it.

Caroline 

Grace
Visitor Experience Officer

Grace comes from a second-generation sugar cane farming family, so there’s not much she doesn’t know about the business. She is a whiz in the retail store and keeps things shipshape – she is the longest-serving team member at the Sugar Shed having started in the year we opened! If you want to know anything in the region, then Grace is your person! Outside of work, Grace loves spending time with her grandchildren!

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