Lorraine Swart - Buggybuddys Co-Founder, Director of Marketing and Sales

Lorraine spent 23 years in the PR & Marketing industry working for both international and boutique IT companies. During her career, Lorraine has worked her PR magic with some well-known brands in London, including Tesco, Marks and Spencers and Barclays Bank.

Whilst working with a cutting edge social media consultancy Lorraine got first insight into how powerful a marketing and PR tool the internet can be. Using these tools and techniques Lorraine and Jennie are bringing this social media and word of mouth phenomenon to Perth with their Buggybuddys concept…helping families find friends in Perth.

Lorraine and her family enjoy exploring Western Australia, and sharing their love of the great WA outdoors. Lorraine gets a lot of satisfaction when families let us know they’ve enjoyed the places they’ve recommended to them. The mum of two loves planning and strategising to help local businesses get noticed by local families. When a business tells her that their clients heard about them through Buggybuddys and whenever Buggybuddys post about them, they get packed full or sell out – she’s proud as punch!

One thing Lorraine is delighted by is the lovely community they’ve grown and the connections Buggybuddys has built between families and local businesses. She is especially proud of the Buggybuddys’ team of bloggers who are willing to travel miles at a second’s notice, with all their kids in tow, to review a playground, activity or event.

Jennie McNichol, Buggybuddys Co-Founder, Editor in Chief

Jennie has spent 10 years working for BBC studios in London in the role Production Co-ordinator, working on some of the UK’s most high profile television shows ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’, ‘Parkinson’, ‘Children in Need’ and films such as ‘Atonement’.

The mum of two feels that her experience in dealing with demands of some of the world’s most recognisable (and demanding) celebrities have prepared her for the challenging role of motherhood. Having to deal with requests such as ‘X will not come and do her rehearsal unless she gets her tea served in a cup, not a mug’ are very similar to the demands now placed on her by her young daughters!

Jennie loves gathering information and makes sure that the Buggybuddys website contains every piece of useful information that will make the lives of Perth families easier and full of fun!

She is most proud of getting families out and enjoying what our sunny Perth has to offer and discovering places they didn’t know existed. Jennie loves it when people tell her they have met good friends through Buggybuddys. And she is especially proud of being able to make a real difference to the charities Buggybuddys supports, such as Perth Childrens’ Hospital, with their annual Christmas lights campaign.

Amanda Carlin - Social Media Manager & Writer

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

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Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

Buggybuddys Bloggers

About Kellie Elliott

Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.

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Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram.

About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

About Jacqui Snelgar

Jacqui is a busy mum to 4 school age children who is currently a Swimming Teacher with Jump! Swim School Bibra Lake and studying part time towards a Commerce degree in Human Resources & Marketing.

In her free time, Jacqui enjoys getting out & about with her family checking out new places. You can follow Jacqui on Facebook and Instagram as Perth Tweens

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Jacqui is a busy mum to 4 school age children who is currently a Swimming Teacher with Jump! Swim School Bibra Lake and studying part time towards a Commerce degree in Human Resources & Marketing.

In her free time, Jacqui enjoys getting out & about with her family checking out new places. You can follow Jacqui on Facebook and Instagram as Perth Tweens

About Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae - Mother of Dragons, Writer, Bollywood Dancer, Owner of Jazzie Cazzie's

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Stephanie Rae - Mother of Dragons, Writer, Bollywood Dancer, Owner of Jazzie Cazzie's

About Estabelle Ang

Estabelle is a mother of 2. Originally from Singapore, she loves her food, coffee and shopping. When not being a mad scientist in the laboratory, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

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Estabelle is a mother of 2. Originally from Singapore, she loves her food, coffee and shopping. When not being a mad scientist in the laboratory, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

About Carmen Lohrentz

Carmen is mum of two and working part time as a Bookkeeper assistant. Originally from South Africa, she moved to the UK after finishing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and loved traveling to loads of different countries.
Her hubby has his own mobile diesel mechanic business, Blue Toro and she's enjoying the new work/life balance which allows them more time to do their favourite things, camping and exploring beautiful WA.

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Carmen is mum of two and working part-time as a Bookkeeper assistant. Originally from South Africa, she moved to the UK after finishing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and loved travelling to loads of different countries.
Her hubby has his own mobile diesel mechanic business, Blue Toro and she's enjoying the new work/life balance which allows them more time to do their favourite things, camping and exploring beautiful WA.

About Claire Tondut

Claire Tondut is currently a stay-at-home mother of one daughter and a puppy. When she is not chasing little Miss around she loves to spend time with hubby, friends and family.

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Claire Tondut is currently a stay-at-home mother of one daughter and a puppy. When she is not chasing little Miss around she loves to spend time with hubby, friends and family.

About Alison Cridge

Alison Cridge is a busy marketer who loves exploring Perth with her family, more often than not in search of the perfect flat white! A born 'n bred Perth girl, Alison is enjoying seeing a different side of the city with her two young children. She loves cheese, wine and travelling and can't wait to show Izzy and Leo the world 🙂

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Alison Cridge is a busy marketer who loves exploring Perth with her family, more often than not in search of the perfect flat white! A born 'n bred Perth girl, Alison is enjoying seeing a different side of the city with her two young children. She loves cheese, wine and travelling and can't wait to show Izzy and Leo the world 🙂

About Kelly Maloney

Kelly is a busy mum of one, and has a background as a professional photographer running her home studio, KAM Images Photography for 10 years, which now Instagrams under the banner of #letsgomum. She also has an online body shop, The Spa Bar, specializing in vegan cocktail inspired bath bombs. She also is avidly fundraising for muscular dystrophy WA through Ari's Cause. Most recently she juggles Miss 8, healthy clean living and managing her husbands joint venture in CK Maloney Surveying, whilst developing an aerial photography division.

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Kelly is a busy mum of one and has a background as a professional photographer running her home studio, KAM Images Photography for 10 years, which now Instagrams under the banner of #letsgomum. She also has an online body shop, The Spa Bar, specializing in vegan cocktail inspired bath bombs. She also is avidly fundraising for muscular dystrophy WA through Ari's Cause. Most recently she juggles Miss 8, healthy clean living and managing her husband's joint venture in CK Maloney Surveying, whilst developing an aerial photography division.

About Kylie Van der Watt

Kylie is the mum of a gorgeous toddler who is growing far too fast by devouring her sleep. She is a qualified early childhood teacher, who loves exploring the world through the eyes of a 2 year old and now knows more about diggers than she ever imagined she would.

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Kylie is the mum of a gorgeous toddler who is growing far too fast by devouring her sleep. She is a qualified early childhood teacher, who loves exploring the world through the eyes of a 2 year old and now knows more about diggers than she ever imagined she would

About Wendy Turland

Wendy loves nothing more than being out and about discovering the local area with her two beautiful girls. As part of a defence family, Wendy understands the huge importance of family time and a great support network, she is passionate about meeting new people, coffee, exploring new places and, of course, Buggybuddys!

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About Penny Butler

Penny is a stay at home mum and photographer who homeschools her 2 children. She is a self confessed stationary nerd and a bit of a journal junkie. She also enjoys blogging about her homeschooling journey on www.learningthroughlife.com.au

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About Nicola Alexander

Nicola Alexander is a mother of 3. She is a Manager in retail, working full time whilst her husband is a stay at home dad. A role reversal that suits them both. She enjoys baking and has quite the talent for cakes. When she has time to relax she enjoys cocktails and nibbles whilst playing the PS4 with her husband. Just don't tell him she's better than him.

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Nicola Alexander is a mother of 3. She is a Manager in retail, working full time whilst her husband is a stay at home dad. A role reversal that suits them both. She enjoys baking and has quite the talent for cakes. When she has time to relax she enjoys cocktails and nibbles whilst playing the PS4 with her husband. Just don't tell him she's better than him.

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