With her father being involved in the YAL since she was a young girl, Tammy-Rae has grown up with an understanding of the YAL, but not really what it did. It wasn’t until 2013 when she came to help Jan in the office that Tammy-Rae really grew to have an understanding of the unique organisation that the YAL is.
Before coming to the YAL Tammy-Rae had been involved in many different management roles, from books with small business to a chain of timber flooring stores. With a background in Education, Youth Work and business she feels well placed to help steer the YAL into the future. While the corporate management world is very different from the non-for-profit world, she has enjoyed the more personal nature of the not-for-profit organisation.
With her husband Damien at her side, together they are raising two daughters who have become involved in all that the YAL do.
Tammy-Rae considers the YAL to be an amazing organisation with the power to make a real difference in the lives of young people throughout Australia. She is proud to be involved and can’t wait to see what the future brings.
Shane has a true passion to bring people together from all walks of life. He has traveled extensively and experienced many different cultures, customs and hospitality. It is now in Shane’s interest to supply quality service through YAL Cairns to travelers of his home town of Cairns.
Shane has made his career in the adventure tourism industry for over 25 years where he has participated in numerous events, tours, and activities. There isn’t a product in Shane’s local area that he is not familiar with or hasn’t undertaken. Shane’s previous long employment in the adventure industry has supplied him with the skillset to understand a diverse range of clients and their requirements. Shane has branched from adventure tourism into tourism marketing and advertisement where he managed a local company for 3 years. He worked closely with many hotels and companies to have their products and services promoted. He is confident YAL Cairns will provide an environment and services that will be friendly, comfortable and enjoyable for visitors of Cairns.
Shane, along with his wife Naomi and their 4-month-old daughter Harmony, wish to grow alongside the YAL family. Shane has previously been involved with some of the programs that have been hosted by YAL. He feels honoured to play a key role in providing a quality service through the YAL Motel where proceeds support the youth of Australia.