MEET THE TEAM

ASHLEIGH ADDISON

DIRECTOR

Ash is Uptown's chief strategist and writer. Her core strength is making sure every aspect of our work is delivered with impact. She spends most of her time crafting media pitches and copywriting, as well as dabbling in design, video and digital work.


Ash has extensive experience working with all aspects of media and communications campaigns, with a background working across Government, corporates and not-for-profit sectors.

In her free time, Ash loves being on the water (boating, fishing, kayaking) and playing indoor soccer with her Championship-winning team! She loves to travel, cook and make her own cocktails. She a proud 'Dog Mum' to a Cavoodle named Chips. 

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PATTY BARRETT

DIRECTOR

Patty manages all aspects of Uptown's operations. Her typical workload can include anything from media pitching through to client acquisition, office management and accounts. When it comes to pitching, she won't take 'no' for an answer!

Coming from an events and fundraising background, Patty also takes the lead on Uptown's events. No one can run an event quite as seamlessly and professionally as Patty does! 

Outside the office, Patty loves spending time with her two little girls Harper and Edie. She is a self-confessed shopaholic and loves nothing more than a day at the beach or out at the races. She is a reluctant 'Dog Mum' to a sausage dog named Freddie.

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NINA WILLOUGHBY

EVENTS & COMMUNICATIONS

Nina is a star all-rounder, well-versed in all aspects of PR and event management. She previously worked in the travel and automotive industries and made the jump to agency side with Uptown.

 

She's a gun at all things project management and logistics. She also has the gift of the gab, being able to talk her way into the newsroom and secure  prime media placement for our clients.

Nina is simply a delight to work with. She is a brilliant multitasker and can juggle multiple projects with extreme efficiency, a big smile and a (usually very loud) laugh.​ Her office nickname is 'Harmony' because you'll often find her at a 5am yoga class or soaking her crystals in the moonlight.

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MICHAELA MONEY

MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

Mickey can do pretty much anything she sets her mind to. She loves a challenge and if you can manage to find something she can't do - just wait 24 hours.

She is a brilliant content creator and relishes in the digital space - video editing, animation, graphic design, eDMs, websites... the lot!

Mickey's mind for media strategy, paired with her creativity and efficiency makes her a force to be reckoned with. 

She loves to travel (in fact, we had to endure 12 months without her whilst she galavanted around Europe). She spends her free time going on 4WD adventures, obsessing over dogs and working out at the gym.

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GABBY SANDO

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS 

Gabby is an incredibly dedicated and conscientious worker. Her determination to get results and leave our clients suitably impressed is unparalleled. 

She comes from a background in marketing and communications across both corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
 

Gabby compliments her PR work with a love of social media.​​ She's always up on the latest news about social media algorithms, tips, tricks and trends. 

In her downtime, Gabby loves to cook - which is great for us, as her enthusiastic taste testers. She loves finishing the day with a margarita in hand and a cuddle from her cat, Luna.

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PETS OF UPTOWN

CHIPS ADDISON

CAVOODLE

02.03.20

Chips is a COVID lockdown puppy!

He loves being on boats and days at the beach. He hates the car and is terrified of windy days.

Chips is a pampered pooch and expects the best, which means mostly human food!

He will do absolutely anything for a Vitapet Milky Stick, including sit, shake, drop, roll over, dance, bang/play dead, heel, stay and come.

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FREDDIE BARRETT

DACHSHUND

21.07.19

Freddie arrived at his furever home to be besties with Patty's two little ones.

 

Freddie loves tummy rubs and his little humans, but can be a bit of an a*hole to other dogs. 

Freddie is known in the office as the long snoot boy.

He loves liver treats, carrots and basically anything the little humans drop on the floor. 

Freddie knows sit, stay, drop, round in a circle, and on

your bed.

LUNA SANDO

TABBY x SCOTTISH FOLD

16.03.20

Luna was rescued during lockdown!

Luna's favourite activity (much to mum and dad's dismay) is waking up at 3am and demanding cuddles.

Most of the time you'll find Luna sun baking on a tall windowsill or playing chasings with her much-loved dangly star toy.

She loves playing with her sister Coco, and will be a good girl if you have any tuna on offer.

She knows kisses, come and up!

COCO SANDO

BRITISH BULLDOG

27.05.20

Coco 'Cocolina' has been snoring the house down since she arrived at her furever home.

She loves her sister Luna and her foster kittens, and always makes sure they're safe.

If you want her attention, all you need is cucumber, carrot or blueberries!

 

Coco's brain is bigger than her belly because she knows sit, lay down, stop, come, on your bed, shake, where's mum, where's dad, up, cuddles and wait to cross (before we cross a street).

CASH MONEY

ENGLISH STAFFY

15.10.20

Cash was a Christmas present for Michaela after much begging and pleading.

He loves playing totem tennis, chasing the soccer ball and batting ice cubes around.

 

He hates the vacuum, probably because he thinks it's stealing the dropped food from the kitchen floor (that's his job!).

Carrots are Cash's guilty pleasure and he will sit, drop, stay, rollover, shake and speak just for a little slice.

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