MEET THE TEAM
Boss Lady/Champagne Enthusiast
Melissa always knew she had to be successful because she likes expensive stuff.
Her own engagement caused Melissa to observe a gap in the wedding market for original, personalised, reasonably-priced wedding products, so she set out to rectify the situation by establishing an online store to fill this void...and the rest is history.
She founded Personalised Favours ten years ago and is passionate about designing and creating beautiful, innovative products with a sentimental edge.
Boss Man/Go-Karting Champion
Matthew is a Formula One fan who jointly manages Personalised Favours, in that order. As a power player in the cutthroat world of corporate banking, Matthew knew he wanted more – more time with his family, a more purposeful career and the ability to be his own boss.
Joining forces in 2013, brother and sister-in-law team Matthew and Melissa have transformed the business from a backyard operation into a multimillion dollar international enterprise, managing six successful online enterprises under the umbrella of Foresight Online Group.
National Sales Manager/Business Whiz
Husband to PF Founder Melissa Wilkinson and all-round business expert, Mark is pretty much the reason Personalised Favours came to be. After he proposed to Mel, she couldn't find the customised products she was after to celebrate her own engagement and journey down the aisle, so she decided to create her own - and Personalised Favours was born!
With extensive sales experience for industry leaders and multi-national corporations, Mark now shares his skills and knowledge with the PF team…and still manages to cook Mel dinner!
Social Media Mastermind/Artist
Being the business’s first official employee, Emma has been a big part of the PF journey. Creative and passionate, Emma loves designing anything from illustration and painting to races-ready millinery.
Emma is the driving force behind the business’s social media coordination and content creation and when she’s not creating viral content, scours the internet for inspiration to continually create quirky, inspiring and connective content for PF audiences.
MICHELLE DE VRIES
Finance Guru/International Adventurer
Arriving in Australia in 2016 with nothing but a backpack and a sense of adventure, Michelle was a long way from The Netherlands – the place she had previously called home. Having earlier travelled to Australia after graduating from university, Michelle had vowed to return to make it her home.
Her experience with global finance corporation, DeLoitte, and her upbeat attitude, landed Michelle the role of managing the PF accounts.
Customer Service Superstar\ Camping Fanatic
Smart, skilled and sassy, and bearing an uncanny resemblance to Game of Thrones’ star Khaleesi with her new do, Jamie-Lee is in the frontline of PF customer service.
Always happy to go above and beyond, when she’s not optimising customer experience, Jamie-Lee likes to get away from it all and prefers a canvas tent under the stars to upmarket accommodation any day.
Production Manager/Social Media Sensation
With her keen eye for detail and natural instinct for good design, Amber leads the PF Production Team in the customisation of all PF products. Operating seven state-of-the-art Trotec laser engraving machines and managing day and night production shifts is a big responsibility, but Amber takes it in her stride.
When not being a social media sensation across all PF platforms with her partner-in-crime, Taylah, Amber can be found at music festivals, enjoying Vegan delicacies or getting back to nature. Oh, and she recently travelled around Australia in a van named Archie
Warehouse Wonder/PF Mum
Taking on the official role of PF Mum, Gabrielle has adopted the eclectic PF brood as her own. And just like any mum, she’s a source of comfort and stability for this millennial gang.
Stock control supervisor, precision forklift driver, expert baker and production, packing and dispatch overseer are among her many talents. When she’s not playing matriarch in the PF family, she enjoys life’s simple pleasures: good food, good company and good health.
Production Powerhouse/ Skilled Socialiser
Beloved member of the PF family and expert laser engraver, Taylah’s skills span both the production and sales arms of the PF enterprise. Known for her friendly demeanour and ‘do anything for anyone’ approach, Taylah is everyone’s favourite bestie.
Taylah’s friend-making skills extend outside the PF gang to a wide range of social, adventure and festive activities.