Through personal stories, uplifting interviews and practical tips, our team aims to highlight helpful and uplifting topics for Sydney’s North Shorians. We are all local optimistic, thought provokers and style makers with a common appetite to Dream, Inspire and Grow!

EDWINA COURTNEY-O’CONNOR

EDITOR

Edwina’s modeling career exposed her to the world of media, working with creative team’s at Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Dolly, Girlfriend and Elle, and under brands such as Revlon, Myers and David Jones. An appreciation for great talent in a fast-paced environment helped launch Living Local. Edwina loves working with the Living Local team to deliver an inspiring and uplifting publication.

LARINDA BROWN

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

A boundless source of inspiration and fresh ideas, and a lover of all things design, Larinda has flexed her graphic design skills over several years working across various national and community publications. Arguably the friendliest person you will ever meet, Larinda brings her can-do attitude and incredible patience to the Living Local team, and we love her for it.

MAREE TURK

PHOTOGRAPHER

Wife and mum of three little munchkins, Maree (Mim) is a talented photographer who has the unique ability to really connect with people while capturing their story. She brings great creativity, joy, heart and talent to her role and our team. In Mim’s spare time she loves to visit the sea, spend time with her precious family, and drink good coffee!

MICHELLE SEALE

SALES

With a wealth of experience in sales and advertising, Michelle is a champion of community and loves to meet and connect with new people. She works with local businesses to understand their unique goals, utilising Living Local to help promote and highlight their strengths. She is passionate about travel, trying new things and living in the moment with her two children and husband.

ROBERT C. JOHNSTON

WRITER AND RESEARCHER

A seasoned traveler, writer and researcher, Robert’s background is international relations, history, indigenous education, and technology. He lives community as a volunteer surf lifesaver and stage performer. Robert admires leaders in government who are bold, honest, and visionary. A great addition to the Living Local team, Robert brings a lot of fun and an awesome sense of humour to the fold.

LESLEY COURTNEY-O’CONNOR

PROOF READER

Our dependable proofreader, we can trust Lesley to pick up even the slightest error in our many community-focused articles. Needless to say, she is a highly valued team member. She’s had her fair share of experience in this area as a secondary teacher, with two sons and three beautiful grandchildren. She loves to travel, play golf, garden, read and visit good restaurants.

KATE COURTNEY-O’CONNOR

MEDIA AND ADMIN

Devoted wife to Blair and Mum to three gorgeous kids: Amelia, Charlotte and Jacob, Kate has the ability to discover great stories and contacts. She seems to always be in the know and is the perfect fit for our team of media devotees. Energetic, enthusiastic, and a lot of fun, Kate enjoys the many hats she gets to wear in her role.

Candice McLintock

Fashion Stylist

Candice loves being part of the Living Local team, helping readers find the latest looks, locally. She avidly maintains that it's not the money that makes you look stylish, it's the understanding! She is also the proud mum to her three gorgeous boys. If you would like to be a part of our fashion pages, with a venue, homewares or fashion items, please contact us.

Ellen Malone

Beauty Editor

A multi-award winning makeup artist, presenter and performer, Ellen began her career as an event artist for Guerlain and quickly progressed to key artistry positions for many major cosmetic brands including Christian Dior, M.A.C., Lancôme and Mecca Cosmetica. Find her amazing beauty tips featured in every issue!

Elissa Tomlins

Suburb Safari Writer

Elissa has always lived on the North Shore. Never content with the same old parks, she loves being a mum and getting to know what else the North Shore has to offer. This is how Suburb Safari was born – lookout for her local adventure ideas for kids, in each issue!