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THE CURATA TEAM

Thanks for stopping by. We’re Curata, web development and consultancy based in Hobart, Tasmania. We’ve all got our specialist skills, but collectively we live and breath where business meets technology – online. Check out our profiles, we’d love to connect with you.

Holly Marshall eCommerce Solutions Specialist
Holly Marshall

Holly has a long and accomplished background in eCommerce having co-founded Mobicity.com.au in 2008. Mobicity (one of the “City Brands” portfolio of Magento online retail stores) went on to become Australia’s premier destination for unlocked mobile phones and after 5 years of high growth, high revenue operation, was successfully acquired by Yatango Shopping in 2014.

Having been an owner operator of a successful Magento powered eCommerce business for over 6 years, you could say Holly knows a thing or two about Magento… OK, he’s our Magento expert. Most importantly, Holly knows how Magento should be used by business to get results.

Holly’s eCommerce operations focus and experience underpins Curata’s ability to provide solutions to meet our clients’ business needs. He’s got an MBA and keen interest in all things business, operations and finance.

When Holly isn’t specifying and building eCommerce solutions, you’ll likely find him trading currency online or watching cricket. He is based in Hobart.

Connect with Holly on LinkedIn.

Steve Richard Preston Digital Producer & Project Manager
Steve Richard Preston

Steve is an experienced digital producer and web project manager, having worked both agency and client side before teaming up with Holly here at Curata. His proficiency in numerous technology platforms including Magento, WordPress and iOS has been gained over the past 8 years. Steve now focusses on, functional design, content and marketing strategy, digital production and social media advertising.

Steve brings strong creative and digital production talents to the Curata team, having previously filled various roles such as video producer, audio engineer and website content editor for several startup, digital content businesses. He holds a Diploma of Technical Production (Music Industry) and BA in Tourism Management.

When Steve isn’t matching up business needs with website solutions, you’ll likely find him swimming or making music in the studio.

Read more about Steve on his LinkedIn Profile and send through a request if you’d like to connect.

Eric J W SEO & Search Consultant
Eric J W

With over a decade of experience in web analytics, Eric is a powerhouse of SEO and search knowledge and consults for our SEO/Search strategy and technical implementations. He manages upwards of $250k annual PPC spend, has run 100+ A/B tests for conversion optimisation and performed website audits for multiple Fortune 100 retailers.

Eric has worked for a broad range of clients across industries such as eCommerce, Technology, Education, Software, Hardware, Accounting, Home Services, Film, Construction and Health Sciences. In 2008 Eric completed his MBA.

Magento and WordPress are two of Eric’s specialist platforms, having done extensive work with Google Analytics, Enhanced eCommerce tracking and Google Tag Manager on both. He has also worked with a number of proprietary and custom platforms.

Originally from Kansas, he’s seen a tornado and is a Bourbon aficionado. Interestingly, he also has a self confessed “minor obsession” with all things Sherlock Holmes. Analytical tendencies maybe? We think so…

Chris Belfield Magento & AWS Solutions Architect
Chris Belfield

Chris is a certified Magento developer who has worked on Magento projects with some of the biggest online retail brands in Australia. He started out with Magento since its days in beta back in 2007 and has been an advocate of Magento ever since.

Chris now specialises as a Magento & AWS (Amazon Web Services) solutions architect, creating industry leading solutions. Chris has worked on a wide range of projects from small boutique through to large enterprise and bespoke.

He has a Bachelor of Science Internet Computing and is certified by Magento. Chris is skilled in the following technologies – PHP, Magento, Laravel, Icinga, Amazon AWS, Vagrant, Capistrano, Git and the list goes on…

Chris is part of our Melbourne contingent and when he isn’t kicking goals on the big projects, he enjoys using his legs in the ring with other blokes, aka  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. Chris doesn’t like cricket – there is no kicking involved.

Katy Holliday Writer/Editor
Katy Holliday

Katy is our Writer/Editor. She is skilled in content writing, editing, and proofreading with over five years experience in online and print mediums. Nowadays, she works mainly in the digital realm, creating structure, form, and succinct content. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and Literature.

Katy has previously worked in publishing for Flight Centre, a major Australian travel company. She has experience blogging, and had a travel series published in the Townsville Bulletin. Her freelance career commenced while living abroad in Belgium, where she submitted feature articles, and produced snappy copy for a reputable expat publication. She also contributes reviews to WeekendNotes.

Katy is well-versed in the workings of WordPress, social media platforms, and SEO.

When Katy isn’t pouring over content, and stringing words together, she is busy raising her children, hanging out on the yoga mat, or at work in the garden. Katy needs it to be known that she does not approve of all this talk about cricket.

Connect with Katy on LinkedIn.

Eddie Gorman Consultant - WordPress
Eddie Gorman

Eddie is our WordPress Consultant and assists with our web design process for our business website projects. Eddie has strong front end coding abilities, having worked with WordPress for over 7 years now. Eddie holds a Higher Dip. in Digital Media Design.

Eddie enjoys travelling, and although he previously worked at the same web and digital marketing agency as Steve, he is now based back in his homeland, Ireland. Curata’s unique approach to our team makeup allows us to work with talent, regardless of location.

When he’s not coding up super functional WordPress websites, you’ll likely find him globetrotting, working out in the gym, but most likely not watching cricket with Holly and Steve.

Michael Colenso eLearning Consultant
Michael Colenso

Michael has 20+ years of experience in eLearning and multimedia production across a broad spectrum of industries, and organisations/divisions including ITC, business systems, WHS, government and health & fitness.

Michael has worked for notable employees including Griffith University, AIAS, AIPT, University of Queensland, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in roles such as eLearning Designer, Curriculum Development Manager, External Studies Manager, Instructional Designer and Professional Development Manager. His extensive experience gained in these numerous highly specialised roles, along with his several qualifications including Grad Cert in eLearning, allows us to confidently assign the “eLearning expert” label to Michael.

In the capacity of eLearning Consultant here at Curata, Michael is involved in assisting our digital content team with the creation of quality, engaging and interactive eLearning solutions that adhere to best practice such as html5 and SCORM compliance. Michael is proficient in all phases of the eLearning content creation cycle from stakeholder workshops to storyboarding, production and implementation, analytic diagnostics, code revisions and overall project management.

Outside of his passion for eLearning, Michael is a general multimedia junkie and natural health advocate.

Michael on LinkedIn.