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Online Strategy + Website Design Sunshine Coast

Meet Our Team

John Hutchinson


John Hutchinson is Kook’s media zeitgeist. After he finished his degree in Mechanical Engineering, he spent the next 20 years in the media sector, working at Sunshine Coast radio stations for almost a decade. John kept up with the times when media became “new media” and he decided to become General Manager and partner in KOOK in 2007. With John, Kook and his clients will always get state-of-the-art solutions and the best service!

Tim Rimmer


Tim Rimmer is Kook’s stats man. Tim’s career at Kook started in 2003 and he became partner in 2008. Tim is obsessed with Search Engine Optimisation, Site Conversion Increase and paid traffic such as Google Adwords. He is working tirelessly to find the best strategies and solutions that are most suitable for his clients’ needs.  Entrust him with your site and he’ll make it succeed on the net!

Glenn Corbet


Glenn founded Kook in 1999 after a decade working in print journalism as a reporter, sub-editor and page designer. His love of surfing meant he had to name the business Kook. He openly admits he cannot program a line of code, but a love of business strategy, marketing and content writing means he keeps the business outcomes top of mind in all of Kook’s projects.

Ross Dawson

Senior Developer

Ross Dawson is the man of countless talents at Kook. HTML/XHTML/XML, CSS, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Access, some MySQL, ASP .NET, Windows Forms, VBSCRIPT, VB6 and PHP, Ross knows them all. Before he started working for Kook, he was a developer at a Brisbane college. He’s a mad keen fisherman and pretty handy DIYer on home projects.

Lindsay Brewer

Creative Director

Lindsay Brewer is our lead creative and provides Kook clients with eye-catching visuals that exceed design brief requirements and communicate brand messages perfectly. Lindsay brings a wealth of experience to the team having been in the industry since the late nineties. Lindsay loves cricket and was unbearable when the English won back the Ashes! Not laughing now!

Ben FosterBen Foster

Project Manager

Ben started programming computers around the same time he learned to read and he’s never looked back. With degrees in Computer Science and Psychology, backed with well over a decade of programming, web development and digital marketing experience, Ben is a great addition to place Kook as the Sunshine Coast authority on all things Web and Digital Marketing.

JamieHeadShotBlackandWhiteJamie Schachter

Digital Marketing Manager

Originally from the US, Jamie comes to Kook after running his own business for 11 years. A strategic thinker with 18 years of marketing and graphic design experience, Jamie is Google AdWords Certified and focuses on the overall strategy of improving a customer’s digital advertising results. Jamie loves baseball, (American!) football and the Sunny Coast’s beautiful beaches.

AlexDHeadShotBlackandWhiteAlex Dreise

Web Designer

Alex is a web designer at Kook, with a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and further study in Web Development. She spends her spare time soaking up the beach lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. With a strong passion for interface development and design, Alex is a valuable addition to the team.

MarkHeadShotBlackandWhiteMark Sanchana


Mark joins Kook with over 5 years of development experience across a wide array of programming languages. His goal is to continue to develop websites and explore new technologies and platforms, giving clients and users alike an enjoyable and friendly online experience. Mark’s an avid golfer playing off scratch and is also into drone flying.

JoshHeadShotBlackandWhiteJosh Wright

Account Manager

Josh brings years of ecommerce experience to Kook, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Internet Communication. Passionate about all things web, Josh splits his time between design, SEM, SMM, SEO… and the Cricket.

MattHeadShotBlackandWhiteKarl Carpenter

Developer & Search Engine Optimisation

Karl has been programming since 1982 and building websites since 1996. He knows his way ’round most open source web technology and has quickly become the go-to guy for WordPress. He also has a solid background in graphic design, animation and post production for TV and cinema. In his spare time he’ll normally be found making babaganoush from scratch or kneading pizza dough.

MelHeadShotBlackandWhiteMelissa Vonhoff

Digital Marketing Associate

Mel has a degree in Creative Advertising with a minor in e-Media and a background in Social Media Marketing. She expands the ROI team adding Social Media Management to the services now available at Kook. Mel is Google AdWords Certified and has a passion for copywriting and achieving great results for our clients. She loves traveling the world at every chance she gets.

DomHeadShotBlackandWhiteDominick Curr


Dominick moved to the Sunshine Coast 8 years ago to complete a Bachelor of Computer-Based Design from USC, where he discovered he had a passion for programming and web development. He then went on to study a Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in software development and computer science from Deakin. In his free time he enjoys going to the gym, watching American football and indie game development.