MEET THE TEAM
Here’s a look at the bright, talented individuals who make up BOOST.
We service the entire country from our two offices in Auckland and Wellington. Our in-house overseas purchasing team knows how to source anything near or far, with the contacts to find those products that others can’t. Our Marketing and Creative team is forward thinking and ready to handle any brief, providing ideas that set your brand apart from the rest. Our friendly and approachable Account Managers are are always ready to walk you through the process so that everything is taken care of. Mr Vintage, our T-shirt specialists, are always on hand to offer the best designs and printing production.
Key Account Manager
“Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box” – Deepak Chopra
Sarah McTaggart, Key Account Manager
Sarah has an empowering energy which allows her to gel with people from all walks of life. An enthusiastic team manager with over 10 years’ experience in the print and promotional industry. Industry qualified and time-tested, Sarah is a talented problem solver who has managed some of our largest corporate clients for the last 2.5 years. Sarah is the oranges when everyone else is apples…(ask her about it).
“Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down” – Sir Edmund Hillary
Tracey Turner, Account Manager
Tracey is a proactive and detail oriented Account manager with a strength for building strong working relationships. She is tertiary qualified in Marketing and comes from a background in packaging. For nearly twenty years she has helped clients achieve their goals in print projects, through problem solving and project management. With a love of New Zealand’s amazing outdoor adventures she likes to stay fit and make the most of all the country has to offer.
“A word to the wise is infuriating” – Hunter S. Thompson
Millie Crossman, Account Manager
Millie has a degree in Event Management & International Studies. With experience working in Sydney & Auckland in digital print and promotions, Millie helps Boost maintain excellent relationships with clients and ensures expectations are not only met, but surpassed. Millie most enjoys wine, cheese, her Dalmatian ‘Boogie’ & getting out of Auckland for the weekends.
Internal Account Manager
“Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t then who will, sweetie?” – Marilyn Monroe
Gabby Smith, Internal Account Manager
Gabby sees the world in all the colours of the rainbow. Along with her infectious laugh and bubbly personality she is an amazing all-rounder. With over 10 years’ experience captivating and keeping customers happy, when Gabby is not boosting our client’s brands, she is out shopping for all things rose gold, purple and sparkly….or delighting on-stage in Auckland’s latest musical!
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right” – Anonymous
Janna Morris, Sales Support
Janna is a hardworking, smiling support assistant to one of our top sales guns. She has a telco and client relations background. Vital to keeping things in check both internally and externally here at BOOST HQ, Janna has developed excellent relationships with our local and international suppliers.
Customer Service Representative
“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs” – Anonymous
Karen Wang, Customer Service Representative
Also known as Karen-van. She keeps our clients smiling, knowing their order is in good hands right through to delivery. Along with a cat called Ramen, she enjoys travelling the world and making Chinese dumplings for our hungry team. She doesn’t miss a beat and is a total spoiler alert when it comes to the latest Game of Thrones episodes.
“Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” – Mr. Magorium
Bridget Bisset, Sales Support
Bridget is sales support for the team and committed to delivering on-point products for brands. She holds a Bachelor of Media Arts, with a background in PR & Marketing. Experience in Berlin and Auckland has taught her how a well-thought out promotion can strike the hearts and minds of an audience. Bridget enjoys coffee, ramen and going for bushwalks.
“When life gives you lemons… demand to see life’s manager!” – Cave Johnson
Michael Wiehahn, Systems Manager
With a range of experience across marketing, information systems and web services, Michael is the local ‘fix it’ guy keeping the systems running. With a passion for problem solving, he is in his element when fiddling with numbers and making things work. Michael loves a bit of variety and tries to do as much as possible, from hiking down mountains in summer to running poker tournaments every week!
“The earth without art is just ‘eh’” – Andy Warhol
Tara Holdich, Marketing Manager
Tara enjoys colouring in. She has a treasured collection of coloured markers and large whiteboards. She has almost a decade of advertising experience, developing campaigns in London, Melbourne & Auckland and bringing print & digital strategies to life. Tara glues technical and creative individuals together with her excellent know-how, putting the ‘T’ in boost.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” – George Bernard Shaw
Raewyn Bi, Sourcing Manager
Everybody loves Rae-wyn, or Ray Ray as we like to call her. She is an incredible asset to our team. Her vast knowledge comes from over 10 years’ experience in the promotions industry, working directly with overseas suppliers and factories. When Raewyn is not out sourcing the latest products at the best price, she enjoys travel, movies music.
“Happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think” – Anonymous
Summer Bai, Purchasing Assistant
Summer is on point with her sleek sense of fashion. She is qualified in all aspects of business, and is our in-house super star sourcing the latest products directly from our Chinese factories. When Summer isn’t putting together our amazing customer proposals, she can be found teaching piano or listening to an exquisite piece of classical composition.
Mr Vintage Customer Service
Courtney Ritson, Mr Vintage Customer Service
“I don’t sugar coat it, I’m not Willy Wonka” – not Willy Wonka
Courtney is definitely the nicest person at Mr Vintage. With a coffee in hand, and warm smile she is always around to help out customers, staff and pick up Hayden’s slack. Outside of work she enjoys her fancy cars, her fancy kids, rescuing adorable kittens, she’s not so much into health food, but she is into Champagne.
Mr Vintage Designer
“Human sacrifice, Dogs and Cats living together. Mass Hysteria!” – Peter Venkman
Joe Wharehinga, Mr Vintage Designer
Joe has always enjoyed drawing things, and he really has no idea where he’d be if he’d not discovered that you could be paid to draw things for other people. Since starting at Mr Vintage 9 years ago , he’s created many a tee for the New Zealand public – mostly New Zealand Maps, stuff about Rugby, stuff about Cricket and once something about Mince Pie. In his spare time he enjoys long walks with his dogs, the feel of the ocean and the taste of champagne.
“As long as we live, there is never enough singing” – Martin Luther
Debbie O’Bray, Accountant
Our Finance Guru, Debbie O’Bray originally hails from the UK and brings a vast amount of experience having worked with large corporations in London, particularly within the Travel & Advertising Industries. Debbie is a qualified Management Accountant and utilises her creative yet pedantic style in all finance areas, whether producing valuable management reports or resolving financial enquiries & providing solutions. She works by her motto “if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well”. Debbie walks into the office every morning singing her cheery Good Morning song to the delight/irritation/disdain of her fellow colleagues.
Mr Vintage Business Manager
“He’s thrown a kettle over a pub, what have you done?” – Gareth Keenan
Rob Ewan, Mr Vintage Business Manager
As a child Robbie had 2 rules. 1. No Coca-cola for fear of damaging every item of furniture in the house, and 2. One Wrestling VHS a year for fear of turnbuckle moves being pulled on unsuspecting siblings. It’s this high energy, natural aptitude and drive that has brought Mr Vintage from his parents garage in 2004, to the standing in NZ popular culture that it is today.
“If you think the boss is stupid, remember you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter” – John Gotti
Rick Kuluz, Managing Director
Rick is the visionary behind BOOST. An established, forward-thinking business leader, his strategic momentum sets the precedent for promotional agencies in New Zealand. Rick is proactive, astute, and easy to deal with. His leadership provokes the respect of his staff, and the ongoing business of customers, business partners and stakeholders. In-between VIP tasks, he likes to have a laugh with his comrades.