In 2020 we needed someone to ensure Topflite was looking good and flying high – someone with the expertise to creatively share the sights and stories within our work.
Enter Samara Allardice, who had shifted north with her young family to spread her wings in Oamaru. In her first year our Marketing Coordinator has gone from strength to strength. She’s always busy working on projects big and small. She’s always smiling and ready to go the extra mile. And she can probably tell at a glance if this profile has gone over the allocated word count…
What brought you to the team at Topflite? I’m actually relatively new to Oamaru. My husband and I arrived from Invercargill nearly five years ago. We decided to make the big move when he took on managing Snap Fitness Oamaru. At that stage there was the two of us, a two year old and a three month old. Since then the family has grown and Oamaru has become our home. With my previous marketing experience finding the role at Topflite was perfect.
How long have you worked there? It will be a year in August.
What does your daily work involve? There’s a whole lot of it, from advertising to creating and designing content to social media to newsletters to much, much more. It’s about coordinating, communicating and thinking creatively. No two days are the same – and that’s what I like.
What’s the best part of the job? That I get to do what I love, and the people I work with are great too.
What is one thing you’d like people to know about Topflite? Just how much they care for the staff and our families.
Do you have any pets? Yes, we’ve got a big cat named Angus, two rabbits (Rosie and Jasvee), my bird friends in the garden… and three children.
What’s your favourite animal? Highland cows. In fact, any cows at all.
Where’s your favourite place in New Zealand? Who choose one? Mt Cook, Tauranga and Golden Bay are favourites. But really, any good beach will do. And New Zealand has heaps of them.
Outside of work what are your interests? Music, gigs, theatre, hiking, cleaning, sport, travel and adventures. Yes, cleaning.