Meet our Team

John Miles

John MilesBranch Manager / Sales

john.miles@kingheath.com.au


John commenced with the company in 1978 in Real Estate Sales at our Metung Office and became a Partner/Director of the Company 20 years later in 1998. In recent years John has specialised in property sales for corporate clients and provides advice to other company clients on subdivisions and development opportunities in East Gippsland. John lives in Metung with his wife Joan. Their daughter Susan lives overseas, while their son Paul shares a passion for real estate and works in sales at our Bairnsdale office.



Luke Calder

Luke CalderSales

luke.calder@kingheath.com.au


Luke is based in our Metung office. Luke’s primary role is to assist people with the sale of their properties while keeping clients informed about the constantly changing state of the local market. Luke has spent a considerable amount of time overseas working in equity research and is currently working toward a Bachelor of Property at Deakin University. Luke's family have been in the Metung area for over 30 years and in that time has accumulated wealth of knowledge of the area from which to draw upon.



Silver Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Joan Carter

Joan CarterBranch Manager / Sales

joan.carter@kingheath.com.au


Joan is the Sales Manager at the Paynesville Office. She and the team at Paynesville have received numerous achievement awards at both State and National level on a consistent basis. Joan has received individual awards for being in the Top 10 Sales People for the First National Network for the past 17 years and Sales Person of the Year on 3 occasions at the Australasian Real Estate Awards.



She started work at King & Heath in 1994 having previously worked in education for 27 years and has lived and worked in East Gippsland for 35 years. Joan has been actively involved in local and district business and tourism associations as well as fund raising activities for the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. Her professional and caring approach has earned Joan client loyalty, trust and respect.





Platinum Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards.

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards.

Chris Howlett

Chris HowlettDirector / Branch Manager / Sales

chris.howlett@kingheath.com.au


As a fully licenced agent, Chris applies himself 100% as a sales person as well as managing the Lakes Entrance branch. Chris is looking forward to some exciting challenges, his broad and extensive knowledge of the industry gives him the confidence to professionally lead his team, ensuring superior quality customer service. Growing up in Bairnsdale and after some time in Melbourne, Chris and his wife Kelly, together with their three children, decided to return to enjoy the lifestyle the region has to offer.





Gold Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards



Diamond Award Winner for residential sales.

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Chris Martin

Chris MartinManaging Director

chris.martin@kingheath.com.au


Chris was born in Bairnsdale and started at King & Heath in 1982. Over the years he has worked in all facets of the business and is now Managing Director. He has a strong and loyal client base and is a wealth of information for other staff members and clients. Chris is involved with many community and sporting groups and has a strong belief in the economic development of the region. Chris is married with three children.



2014 Leader of the Year

Australasian Real Estate Awards

Jennifer North OAM

Jennifer North OAMSales

jennifer.north@kingheath.com.au


Jennifer began employment with First National King and Heath Lakes Entrance in December 2012. In her first month in real-estate, Jennifer topped the country as the Number One (1) Home Finder in Australia.

From Jennifer’s early beginnings as a local business owner for over 19 years, she fostered a community connection. It was through this successful business Jennifer was able to identify social and environmental needs in the Gippsland community, which initiated her involvement and leadership in community programs across the region.

Jennifer has a proven career with success ranging from leading charitable organisations to effecting government and institutional policy change through effective campaign management. Having spent five (5) years in Melbourne, working across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, before relocating back to Lakes Entrance to join First National King and Heath Lakes Entrance, Jennifer founded and directed one of Australia’s not-for-profit organisations assisting health services throughout the country.

Having grown up in Lakes Entrance, Jennifer has a fantastic local knowledge and developed interpersonal skills to be able to deal with and understand the needs of her clients.

Awards

2016 Gold Award Winner First National for outstanding performance residential sales

2015 First National General Excellence (GEM) awards Gold Award for Real Estate Sales

2014 First National General Excellence (GEM) awards Gold Award for Real Estate Sales

Order of Australia Medal (OAM) • Queen’s Birthday Honours List (2004)





Mark Howlett

Mark HowlettDirector / Commercial Sales & Leasing

mark.howlett@kingheath.com.au


Mark works exclusively in Commercial Sales. Covering the whole of East Gippsland and beyond in sales of commercial freehold buildings, businesses, Hotels, Motels, Caravan Parks, development sites and commercial investments.



Mark holds a real estate agents licence and has 11 years Real Estate Experience. Mark has spent most of his life in the area and has seen it grow steadily in that time. As a specialist commercial agent Mark can assist you with your commercial property needs.

Deborah Pearson

Deborah PearsonSales

deb.pearson@kingheath.com.au


Having trained with our company Deb is now a very successful sales person with a wonderful personality, an excellent number of sales to her credit and solid return business. Deb and her family are well respected members of the East Gippsland Community. She has been selling for 7 years and is a valuable team member, well liked and respected by her clients and peers.

Silver Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Denise Lynn

Denise LynnSales

denise.lynn@kingheath.com.au


Denise commenced working for King & Heath in March of 1999, moving into Sales in 2001. Having grown up in Orbost Denise has developed a loyal client base and is available to help with any of your property needs in Orbost and surrounding areas. Denise is an active member of her local community, spreading her spare time between local sporting associations and more recently her local Rotary Club.



Silver Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards



Matt Baylis

Matt BaylisCommercial Sales & Leasing

matt.baylis@kingheath.com.au


Since commencing his real estate career in 2005, Matt has gone from strength to strength. Whilst developing his skills initially as a residential property manager then as a commercial property manager, this has led Matt to his passion, which is commercial property sales.

With a very approachable and likeable manner, Matt prides himself on his personal development together with gaining as much industry knowledge as possible therefore enabling him to provide the best suitable advice and service for your needs.

Diamond Award Winner for commercial sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards. 2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards.

Jack Peterson

Jack PetersonSales

jack.peterson@kingheath.com.au


Jack has been with King and Heath in 2014 and since joining the team has shown he is a committed and diligent salesperson. Jack strives to get the best for his vendors and focuses on negotiation to get them the highest possible price.

Apart from the real estate industry, Jack also has a passion for community service and is affiliated with several different volunteer and charity organisations. Jack is well known in the local East Gippsland community and has contact with many different people across the region.

Monica Moorhouse

Monica MoorhouseSales

monica.moorhouse@kingheath.com.au


Vanessa Lake

Vanessa LakeProperty Manager

vanessa.lake@kingheath.com.au


Vanessa has lived in East Gippsland for fourteen years including Paynesville, Bairnsdale and Newlands Arm. Well versed with the local community and investment property market Vanessa has a genuine passion for real estate and helping people.

With a combined 28 year background in Property Management, Business Management, Community Development and Mediation, Vanessa joined the King & Heath First National team in 2014 to oversee and manage the Paynesville, Eagle Point, Raymond Island and Newlands Arm property portfolio.

Based in the Paynesville office, Vanessa has become a valuable member of the team delivering the lowest vacancy and rent arrears rates the Paynesville portfolio has seen. Being a property investor and landlord herself Vanessa understands the need for effective and quality property management from the initial advertising and marketing of your property through to tenant screening and placement, routine inspections and maintenance.

Vanessa's property management style is open and effective communication, "my aim is to earn trust from my landlords, tenants, tradespeople and work colleagues. I can see situations from all angles; I am currently a landlord myself and have also been a tenant. I believe good property management is about treating both parties openly, fairly and with respect. I love helping people and will deliver peace of mind to both my landlords and tenants with a consistent quality service."

When Vanessa is not at work she can be found spending time with her family and friends, helping out the community (founder of the East Gippsland United Football Club); strumming a tune or two on the guitar and even singing a little song. "I like to try and keep the local window gazers in business."

If you are a landlord seeking a genuine and professional property manager to oversee your investment property(s) or, a tenant looking to move home whether it be short or long term you will be guaranteed peace of mind and service excellence from our Paynesville property manager Vanessa.

Paige Handley

Paige HandleyReal Estate Trainee

paige.handley@kingheath.com.au


Paige Handley commenced working with First National King & Heath in May 2014. Paige has experience working at all King & Heath offices and has recently completed her Real Estate Agent's Representative Licence. Paige is a local girl and is now based at our Lakes Entrance office in the role of Real Estate Trainee and looking forward to a bright future with the company.

Mark Gibbs

Mark GibbsBranch Manager / Sales

mark.gibbs@kingheath.com.au


Mark knows the Bairnsdale district and its people well. With over 25 years’ experience selling Real Estate in the area, Mark has developed a loyal client base. He and his family are involved in many community activities. As Manager of the Bairnsdale Branch Mark leads by example. He is strong on his training and encourages his staff to do the same. Mark can help you buy and sell in the region.



Silver Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Jodie Veale

Jodie VealeProperty Manager

jodie.veale@kingheath.com.au


Jodie started her property management career with First National King and Heath back in 2011 as the Team Assistant to the property management team.



Since then Jodie has worked her way up to property manager in the Lakes Entrance Office. With a smaller portfolio Jodie is able to deliver a much higher level of service to both landlords and tenants alike, keeping in sync with the already high level of customer service that King and Heath provide.



Jodie strives to exceed expectations with a strong eye for detail, ensuring her clients are comfortable and informed throughout the leasing and management process. This together with her honest and straight forward communication will ensure you peace of mind and the maximum return on your investment.



Jodie enjoys being part of a dynamic team in a busy office, using updated systems and has an eager approach to the challenges faced each day, problem solving and meeting people. She delivers informed and reliable advice to tenants looking to establish themselves in the area, and is committed to assisting clients through every step of the leasing & management process.

Christine McDonald

Christine McDonaldCommercial Property Manager

christine.mcdonald@kingheath.com.au


With over 23 years in the Real Estate industry, Christine came to King & Heath in 1995. During this time she has acheived her Agents Rep licence, Accredited Practicing Strata Manager, Strata Community Australia (VIC) and Cert lll in Business Administration, to name a few.



Christine has achieved various awards including the Rising Star (Strata Manager), Outstanding Achievement (Strata Manager), Award for Excellence - Client Award (SCA VIC) and was a finalist for the Award for Excellence in Education (SCA VIC).



Christine currently spreads her time between commercial Property Management, Strata Management and Commercial Sales. Christine grew up in Paynesville and attended Bairnsdale High School, has a passion for the outdoors including 4WDing, camping and hiking.

Paul Miles

Paul MilesDirector / Sales

paul.miles@kingheath.com.au


Paul Miles has been selling Real Estate in Bairnsdale for over 10 years now and has forged himself a loyal client base. A father of three young children he is determined to provide his clients the utmost professional level of service possible, striving to deliver strong, ethical advice and client satisfaction. Paul is a fully licensed estate agent and newly appointed Director of First National King & Heath.



Silver Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards



Gold Award Winner for residential sales.

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Amy Preston

Amy PrestonProperty Management

lakes.rentals@kingheath.com.au


Amy has lived in East Gippsland her entire life and is passionate about local real estate, especially property management. Amy’s drive for real estate begun when she completed work experience at King & Heath real estate, from then on she knew being a part of the successful and well know team was her short and long term goal. Her positive, proactive and committed attitude makes her very approachable and easy to discuss client’s needs.



Amy is reliable and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service to both her landlords and tenants.

James Counihan

James CounihanSales

james.counihan@kingheath.com.au


James joined King & Heath after working in the dairy industry for 18 years. He and wife Jo were married in 2010 and now have their first child William. James is looking forward to working with the local community and forging a long career in Real Estate.



Gold Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

2015 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Scott Holland

Scott HollandSales

scott.holland@kingheath.com.au


Scott commenced his career with King and Heath in January 1998 in the Paynesville office after spending 9 years at Woolworths in Bairnsdale as a baker. Having worked in the Paynesville office for close to 18 years Scott transferred to the Bairnsdale Office in January 2016. Scott has lived and worked in the East Gippsland area since 1986, enjoys being involved in local community organisations and approaches his work with enthusiasm, passion and a firm commitment to always achieve what is best for his clients.



Gold Award Winner for residential sales.

2016 First National General Excellence in Marketing (GEM) awards

Rachel Martin

Rachel MartinProperty Management

With a strong passion for Real Estate, Rachel continues her career in her hometown after many years’ experience at a busy Melbourne agency. Rachel is dedicated to providing the best possible service to her clients, with a strong focus on customer service, quality tenants, maximizing rental returns, minimizing vacancy periods and through honest and prompt communication. Her experience in the industry has gained her an extensive knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act and a desire to exceed expectations. With her friendly, approachable nature, Rachel is more than happy for you to contact her to discuss your property and offer any professional advice.

Terry Flannery

Terry FlanneryProperty Manager

terry.flannery@kingheath.com.au


Terry has worked in most facets of Real Estate, but mainly specialised in Residential Property Management. He delights in helping both landlords and tenants to enjoy their experience of owning and living in rental properties while working with an experience agent.



Terry has held a Sub-Agents Licence since 1982 spending many years working in Melbourne's CBD then several years ago joining the team at King and Heath and is heavily involved with the local community groups including Legacy, St Mary's & St Vincent's.

Lucy Carson

Lucy CarsonSales

lucy.carson@kingheath.com.au


Richard O'Byrne

Richard O'ByrneSales

richard.obyrne@kingheath.com.au


Paula Albers

Paula AlbersSales

paula.albers@kingheath.com.au


Paula commenced working for King at Heath at the beginning of 2015 after finishing a Bachelor of Business at Victoria University. She comes from a hospitality background and prides herself on first class service and care. Paula took some time off from King & Heath in 2016 to travel around the globe and since returning she has achieved outstanding results as a Home Finder is now an enthusiastic member of the Sales Team in Bairnsdale. Paula approaches her work with strong determination, enthusiasm and integrity. She hopes to be recognized as someone who goes the extra mile for all of her clients.





September 2016

#1 Home Finder in Australia

October 2016

#1 Home Finder in Australia

November 2016

#1 Home Finder in Australia

Dylan Higgins

Dylan HigginsSales Creator

dylan.higgins@kingheath.com.au


Jarrod Krautz

Jarrod KrautzSales Creator

jarrod.krautz@kingheath.com.au