THE COASTERS

The Coasters is a group of like-minded aspirational young people who live and work on the Cradle Coast influencing the region’s future.

Through regular events – such as Friday morning coffees, Friday afternoon drinks, a Winter Symposium and other events – they share skills, knowledge and experiences to raise aspirations and improve access to career development and mentoring opportunities. Most ”Coasters” are between 18 and 35 years of ages, however there is no age limit; it’s for the young and young at heart.

The Coasters was established in 2017 to;

  • Reduce social isolation;
  • Increase the ability of career development in the region; and
  • Organise and facilitate mentoring opportunities.

The Coasters is managed by a group of passionate volunteers, hosted by the Cradle Coast Authority and supported by the University of Tasmania and CPA Australia.

UPCOMING EVENTS

After a week of work join in the conversation and enjoy a drink.

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Every Friday you’ll find a group of Coasters somewhere along the coast.

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Jacqueline de Jonge
Teacher
Marist Regional College

Jacqueline is originally from Sydney. Over her 10 years as a teacher, she worked in both public and private schools, and in senior and middle management positions. She is passionate about education and the important role it plays in equipping young people for success in life.

Claire Smith
Director Strategic Services
Cradle Coast Authority

Claire relocated to Tasmania in 2015, prior to the move, she worked in the resource consulting industry and ran her own cupcake business. Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Curtin University and is a member of CPA Australia. In 2018, Claire was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence (Young Leader) by CPA Australia Tasmania Division.

Alexander McKenzie
Associate
McLean McKenzie & Topfer

Alex was born in Burnie and has considered the Cradle Coast home for his entire life. But after five and a half years in Hobart and a couple of stints living overseas, he decided to stop trying to convince others that there was a better life to be had on the Coast. He moved home in 2015, and hasn’t looked back.