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Meet Our Team

We would like you to get to know our team, because what we do is only one component. We are passionate about what we do and that is who we are…

James Parnwell - Managing Director

James Parnwell

Managing Director

James is the founder and Managing Director of TheOnlineCo. 11 years ago, James decided to use his business background and degree in Marketing to hit the digital world of online marketing.  From that time, his strengths of being a strategic and forward thinker have been used across all aspects of our business as well as our client’s business’.  With a natural creative flair and bent for relationship, James pursues integrity and all things true and honest!

Outside of TheOnlineCo. James loves to cook, especially anything over a fire, loves to camp, read and spend time with the family

April Parnwell - Operations Manager

April Parnwell

General Manager

April is the General Manager of TheOnlineCo. April brings to the table many years of experience working with people.  Whether it be with our clients or with our staff, April likes to be connected.  The other side of April’s position involves working on the workflows and systems of the business as well as HR.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. April loves to spend time with people, loves singing, camping, the beach, holidaying anywhere family is and walking the pooches.

Heidi Jones - SEM Team Leader

Heidi Jones

SEM Manager

Heidi has been a SEM specialist for TheOnlineCo for 10 years.  Heidi is certified across all areas of Adwords and has great capacity to massage the workings of campaigns so that they hum and sing.  She manages a team of specialists to get the greatest ROI for our clients.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Heidi loves to bake yummy treats, sing, dance, play guitar and drums (terribly) and enjoy some fresh air taking walks with the family.

Rich Brown - SEO Manager

Rich Brown

SEO Manager

Rich has 20 years of experience in web development that has led him on a journey to becoming a highly skilled SEO Manager.  With a love of learning how to make things work and an inquisitive nature Rich has a great ability to implement SEO strategies to a bigger picture to getting our clients ranking for the designated keywords.  He is thorough, methodical and skilled.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Rich is an avid songwriter and guitarist. He was also a baker in his previous life.

Christie McDougall - Social Team PPC Leader

Christie McDougall

Digital Strategy Manager

Christie looks after premiere playbook process. Although she is most skilled in Social Media and PPC and helped TheOnlineCo. achieved Facebook Marketing Partner status, she has a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of marketing in a digital world. She uses her talents in strategy and planning to help clients understand exactly how to grow their business online and have all their marketing efforts pulling together in a collaborative effort, thereby achieving scale and cost efficiencies.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Christie loves to potter around in the garden, bake with the kids, up-cycle and build furniture, go on walks, read, watch movies and hang out with friends and family.

Jessica Colusso Sales and Marketing Manager

Jessica Colusso

Sales and Marketing Manager

Jess is our Sales and Marketing Manager. Beginning her career with one of Australia’s largest magazine publishers was a great launch pad into the world of marketing. From there she has had various roles in sales and marketing and over the last 5 years has specialised in digital strategy and social media. Jess loves helping businesses navigate the digital marketing landscape in order to achieve their marketing and business objectives.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Outside of TheOnlineCo. Jess loves spending time with her family and friends and getting up to all sorts of fun things like snowboarding, mountain bike riding, camping and surfing. She also loves a good book!

Tamar Selwood - SEO Specialist

Tamar Selwood

SEO Specialist

Tamar has been working in our SEO department for a few years. She is completing studying a Bachelor of Media, majoring in Public Relations and Social Media with added Marketing units at university after graduating high school with great success in 2017.  She is hardworking, organised, responsible and very driven to achieve no matter what she does.  Tamar is now an accomplished SEO Team member who has a lot of experience in not only doing the tasks but also client management.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Tamar enjoys playing piano, drinking copious amounts of coffee, long road trips and (enthusiastically) supporting her favourite AFL team.

Josiah Davies - Social Media Specialist

Josiah Davies

Social Media Specialist

Josiah has been working with us as a Social Media Specialist for a few years. He is passionate about helping others and seeing all campaigns / schedules he works on done to best practice. Josiah is organised, punctual, diligent, and has a gift in communication and strategy which is really helpful in this field of work.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Josiah loves to spend time with friends and family, play guitar and sing, create and listen to music, watch good movies, and go on adventures.

Joni Leimgruber - Social Team Content Leader

Joni Leimgruber

SEO Content Specialist

Joni is a highly skilled content creator who is passionate about all things that are wordy. She loves telling brand and client stories through well-crafted blog posts, email updates and creating engaging social content.  She is intelligent, approachable and willing to help you however she can, to get your brand’s story communicated to customers and clients.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. she is a lover of coffee and crafty things and is in the process of writing her own book – which we think is really cool.

Georgia Parnwell - Administrative Assistant

Georgia Parnwell

Administrative Assistant

Georgia is our Administrative Assistant here at TheOnlineCo. She diligently works at supporting the team administratively. Her love of organising and planning helps her complete each task with positivity, to ensure that everyone has what they need. She is currently studying a Diploma of Business which will add to her skill set and support TheOnlineCo better.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Georgia loves to go to the local cafe, spend quality time with family and friends, sing and write songs and of course, enjoy a solid TV show.

Jasmine Green - Social Media Strategist

Jasmine Green

Social Media Strategist

Jasmine’s speciality is getting eyeballs and interaction for your brand, particularly through engaging visuals and creative storytelling. With over a decade working in fortune 500 and bluechip companies as the go-to communications guru, her priority is to see an increase in our clients’ bottom line through strategic marketing and communications.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. she runs a creative passion project business for fun, hosts drool-worthy Sunday Roast Clubs for friends during summer months, gets click-happy taking lifestyle photography, and will never turn down an opportunity to eat authentic Italian cuisine.

Kelista Puddle - Content Writer

Kelista Puddle

Content Writer

Kelista fits wonderfully into TheOnlineCo team.  From writing content schedules, email campaigns, blogs for websites, LinkedIn schedules, Kelista knows how to source relevant information to get great engagement.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Kelista loves to read ridiculously long novels, sing and listen to music, drink copious amounts of tea, go on walks with the dog, watch movies and take drives to picturesque places.

Sophia Bustos - Content writer

Sophia Bustos

Content Creator

Sophia is one of our Content Creators here at TheOnlineCo. Whether it is creating a social post, captions or embodying the voice of a client, she’s got it covered. With a double degree in Communication and Theology, Sophia is well educated and equipped to take up any task. She is all things lovely and vibrant and we love what she has to bring to our team.

Outside TheOnlineCo. Sophia loves living her best Reformer and Yoga life, drinking a well-simmered cup of masala chai, watching a movie, chatting to a friend (especially if it involves deep chats), reading about writing and memoirs, and hiking along the beautiful Sydney shores.

Uteng Masuku - Content Writer

Uteng Masuku

Content Creator

Uteng is one of our talented Content Writers who is passionate about all things words! Whether it be reading a good book or musing over cleverly worded poetry, you’ll find Uteng absorbed in that space. We love her energy and excitement for what she does and we are blessed to have her on our team.

Outside TheOnlineCo. Uteng loves adventuring to the beach for a stunning sunrise, partnered with an Acai Bowl, as well as going to the art gallery, the theatre, watching a quality mystery movie and spending time with friends.

Harry Parnwell - SEM Specialist

Harry Parnwell

SEM Specialist

Harry is one of our SEM Specialists who is the perfect fit to our team. His attention to detail and his creativity is what really sets him apart to work at best of his ability. He is strategic, result driven and passionate about getting the best possible outcomes for campaigns. We value his positivity and determination to complete every job to a high standard.

Outside TheOnlineCo. Harry loves all things music. Whether it is picking the key of his favourite song or creating something new from scratch, Harry is always well immersed in the music world. He also loves being with friends and family and playing his favourite computer game in his spare time.


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