2019-20 Committee

Nicole Hilton – President. Nicole is the Business Development Officer for Maleny Credit Union and loves her job. It allows Nicole to contribute to our community on many levels which is her passion. As President for the Chamber and working on the Tourism Sub-committee this year, Nicole has developed some great initiatives. Watch this space. She enjoys working with such proactive volunteers that want to make a difference not only to our local businesses but our community in general. Her motto is “one person can have a good idea but many can make that idea great.
Nicole’s email: president@malenycommerce.org.au

Jennepher Bucher – Treasurer. Jenn’s main day role is Business Manager in her family’s business, Maleny Cheese. After completing her business degree in Accounting & Financial Planning she is happy to still call Maleny home for just over 16 years now. Jenn enjoys volunteering her spare time in the community to the groups such as Slow Food, FAN (food & agribusiness network) Events Committee and most recently Hinterland Tourism. Enjoying fresh, local food and bringing people up to our beautiful part of the world is what she is most passionate about. Jenn is excited to be part of the tourism subcommittee in 2018-19 and work together with local businesses & events to give our tourists and locals a unique experience.
Jenn’s email: treasurer@malenycommerce.org.au

Melissa Chaddock – Secretary. Melissa Chaddock combines her favourite place to live with the career she has long wanted, joining the RE/MAX Hinterland team in 2017. As a qualified Real Estate Agent, Melissa only wanted to work in the Hinterland market where she has lived for the past 12 years. With ​international experience across a number of private and government sectors, Melissa enjoys working with people. She brings with her a strong sales and business development background, and a passion for real estate​. Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to our local hinterland communities, Melissa and RE/MAX Hinterland proudly provide sponsorship and support to many of our local schools, businesses, and associated community groups.
Melissa’s email: secretary@malenycommerce.org.au

Max Dunn – Committee Member. Max was formerly with Smart Living & f3 Design, a company that provides services in 3D Rendering, Accessible Design, Building Design, House Plans, Tiny House Construction. He now manages Australis Drinks Company in Maleny.

Paulette Steele – Committee Member. A relatively newcomer to Maleny, having been here only two years, Paulette quickly immersed herself into the community getting involved with the Rotary Club of Maleny, becoming a Director with Smart Living Society Limited and various other local groups. Last year, she took charge of the Maleny Christmas Carnival Raffle and this year is heading the sub-committee for the Maleny Christmas Carnival, as she loves Christmas festivities. Working from home in recruiting and business development these days, Paulette had a long career in fashion retail culminating in a senior executive buying role with one of Australia’s leading retailers for some years, before moving into other areas such as real estate sales and part-time flight instruction in light aircraft.

Rev Scott Kroeger – Committee Member. Scott is the pastor of the Maleny Presbyterian Church and serves with the Maleny Business Chaplaincy. He is Secretary of the Range Christian Leaders Network (RCLN), Secretary of the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Wellbeing Committee, and Board member of the Local Community Chaplaincy for Maleny State School. He has served on the organising committee for the Maleny Christmas Street Festival and Maleny Carols by Candlelight. He now serves as Commerce representative and Convener of the that organising Committee. An avid motorcycle rider, Scott is a member of the Blackall Ranges Ulysses Club. Scott has been a pastor for over 35 years and owned his own business reclaiming lame horses to soundness. Maleny Business Chaplaincy Facebook page.

Kay Ridge – Admin Support. Kay Ridge has been an integral member of the business sector since she moved to Maleny 25 years ago. Kay has run several businesses in Maleny and now is the Director of Dash Social – Social Media and Marketing business.  Kay is a guru in LinkedIn and has a Diploma in Social Media and Marketing, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Marketing and Communication.
Kay’s email: admin@malenycommerce.org.au