Natalia Rosa

Natalia Rosa

Industry Division Leader

Natalia Rosa is a passionate follower of online marketing, social media, retail travel, inbound tourism and publishing. Natalia has editing, writing and management experience in the content generation, online marketing, social media and publishing fields, has completed an online marketing diploma with University of Stellenbosch, Honours in Journalism and Media Studies and Masters in Publishing with specialisation in online publishing field cum laude. [Based in Cape Town but spends half her life in Jo’burg]

Dorine Reinstein

Dorine Reinstein

Corporate Division Leader

Dorine Reinstein is a seasoned travel writer and editor, who is passionate about retail travel as well as inbound tourism. She has written for award-winning publications including Travel Weekly, SA Tourism Update, Travel Buyer and Travel News Weekly. Dorine has completed her Honours Degree in English and Dutch Literature in Belgium as well as her Honours Degree in Drama in France. When moving to South Africa, she obtained her Advanced Journalism Diploma in Johannesburg. She has a knack for languages and can write effortlessly in English, Dutch and French. [Based in Durban]

Roland Muller

Roland Müller

Brand Owner

Roland Muller is a travel marketing professional with over eight years’ experience. Roland has worked both on the retail side and the tour operator side of the industry and has particular interest in digital marketing. [Based in Jo’burg]

Babajide Olowookere

Jide Olowookere

Designer

Jide Olowookere is a creative thinker, ideas re-creator, and a very passionate wordsmith. Apart from possessing a fertile mind for ideas, Jide’s brain box is supremely developed for logic and strategic analysis with a good a fortune of working on various brands and creating strong and compelling designs that connect logically and emotionally to target audience. [Based in Jo’burg]

Chelsey Hale

Chelsey Hale

Brand Owner

Chelsey Hale left her career in teaching English and History to pursue her passion of working in the travel industry. From living in Thailand, the U.K and now back home in South Africa, she is always up for an adventure. Diving head first into Cape Town’s tourism scene, she thrives in new environments and has a knack for researching and writing. She was welcomed to the team in 2017. [Based in Cape Town]

Steph Reinstein

Steph Reinstein

Development & Design

Steph Reinstein has a passion for technology, design and social media. He has vast experience and has consulted on design, development and social media for numerous international companies around the world from South Africa to Belgium and Japan. A master of the visual arts, Steph handles the design of Big Ambitions clients’ ensuring that he creates a look and feel for websites, banners and ads that catch the viewer’s attention and keeps them glued to the screen. Well-versed in coding, Steph also handles the development side of clients’ websites to create interactive and user-friendly websites. [Based in Durban]

Jenna Brendt

Jenna Berndt

Brand Owner

With a curious mind and a love for travel and tourism, Jenna Berndt has over seven years’ digital marketing experience in the travel industry. Jenna has a journalism degree specialising in graphic design, a keen eye for visual and written communication and is focused on achieving brand goals through content creation, marketing strategy, SEO copywriting and social media. [Based in Cape Town]

Natalie Major

Natalie Major

Brand Owner

With 22 years in the travel industry under her belt, Natalie has extensive knowledge in all things travel related. From wholesale to retail, to marketing and training, she’s been exposed to several facets of the travel industry. Bitten (hard) by the travel bug when she left school, Natalie pursued her passion and studied Travel and Tourism. She has travelled the world, having visited over 27 countries. Marketing and writing are what she loves most, as well as developing catchy, clever campaigns. With a quirky sense of humour and go-getter attitude, she thrives on connecting people and relationship building. Natalie never backs down from a challenge and can always see an opportunity in everything she does.  [Based in Johannesburg]

Claire Lathe

Claire Lathe

Corporate Division Assistant

Born and bred in the UK, but a happy addition to the Durban scene is Claire Lathe, organiser extraordinaire. Claire moved to South Africa 16 years ago and is a whizz when it comes to accounts, executive administration and office management. Describing herself as a team player and perfectionist for organisation, Claire professes a love for how administration ties together the team to create a magical end result. She’s the person who keeps us all on the right track, managing to juggle a dizzying array of balls in the air at any one point in time. [Based in Durban]

Jeanette Phillips

Jeanette Phillips

Brand Owner

Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things. [Based in Jo’burg]

Jola Cronje

Jola Cronje

Brand Owner

Jola Cronje is a travel ecosystem player with experience in managing corporate communication and marketing. Her background in the airline industry coupled with a journalism degree informs her way as a Brand Owner. Fueled by connecting with people and an enthusiasm for Social Entrepreneurship saw her take a career break to study in this field. Jola has a creative flair and believes the best things come out of left field. When not working or fussing over her dogs, she is gardening. Something she never thought she’d take a liking too.

Chad Burke

Chad Burke

Marketing Assistant

Chad Burke is a new edition to the Big Ambitions team, after recently completing an eighteen month graduate program at a FMCG company. With a strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn, Chad is extremely excited to dive into the travel and tourism industry. He has a great passion for Marketing and content creation in particular, coupled with the intention to always think creatively. He has a Honours Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg and wishes to continue studying relevant subjects or concepts in the future. (Based in Johannesburg)

Missy Olowookere

Missy Olowookere

Marketing Executive

Missy has always wanted to work in a creative industry. She enjoys working with various clients on different projects. With a great enthusiasm and willingness to learn, Missy has developed an interest in digital marketing, social media campaign development and execution, event marketing and website management. A graduate of Communication and Language Arts from one of the most prestigious Universities in Nigeria, Missy is passionate about helping others and solving marketing-related problems. When she’s not working, she is spending time with her family and listening to music. [Based in Johannesburg]

Linsey Schluter

Content Writer

Linsey Schluter is a communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience in advertising and marketing. Linsey’s diverse career includes roles in account management, brand management and, more recently, as a communications coordinator in public health for a South African NGO.  With a BA in English, a post-graduate diploma in advertising and media studies, as well as qualifications in editing, proofreading and digital marketing, Linsey has a real passion for communications – and in particular writing, editing and content development. New to the travel industry, Linsey brings a wealth of marketing experience, a meticulous eye for detail and a ton of enthusiasm to her new role at Big Ambitions. [Based in Cape Town]

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Emily Djock

Writer & Researcher

Coming soon…

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