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Meet our Travel Designers

Meet our Travel Designers at Mosman Travel. Our travel consultants offer many years of knowledge and experience to assist you with all your travel needs from luxury holidays to corporate business trips. Contact our travel agents on 02 9932 4000, make an enquiry online or email us.

Managing Director
ph: 02 9932 4005

Sharyn Kitchener

Sharyn Kitchener started working in the travel industry in 1983 and has never looked back. From a young age, her passion for travel was clear and it was one she just had to share. Starting as a Junior Consultant at one of Sydney’s leading travel agencies, Sharyn has gone above and beyond to be one of the most well known figures in travel while developing her deep knowledge of the industry and holiday destinations. During her 30-year career Sharyn has worked at some of Australia’s most prestigious travel organisations. Living for five years in Asia allowed Sharyn to manage and escort several tours to Hong Kong, Korea, Hawaii and Hamilton Island, taking groups of over 100 people on each occasion. 

Sharyn is proud to have been an inaugural member of Young AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and has been named Best Travel Consultant in New South Wales several times at the annual AFTA awards.

Sharyn’s favourite destinations include Italy, Vietnam and Turkey and she considers Rafting down the ‘Rio Grande’ in Jamaica with a group of Jamaican locals & expats – soaking up the experience and adventure with a little rum punch as one of her most memorable travel moments.

Since taking over Mosman Travel in 2015, Sharyn is looking forward to growing the business and providing Mosman Travel’s clients with an outstanding and personalised holiday that they will be recounting with friends for years to come.


ph: 02 9932 4000

Penny Spencer

Penny Spencer is Managing Director of Spencer Travel Group.

She started her career almost 30 years ago and has in this time worked mainly in Corporate travel building a very strong brand and an award winning company.

Penny is a Director of Mosman Travel.  She loves to work closely with the team on marketing, staff training and retention and most importantly client service and retention.

Penny is very active in the Travel Industry and has a high profile by being a successful businesswoman, a member of many committees and boards and also the Founder of a Travel Industry specific Mentor programme.

She spends her time between business’s and has a passion for everything travel.

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4010

Blair Leslie

Years in the industry:  48 years

With over 45 years of travel consulting in Mosman I have seen many changes in the products we sell and the way we sell them. Today we take advantage of the latest changes in technology to access a vast array of products throughout the world.

Places love to sell, talk about: Europe, Africa and the Americas are high on the list but I also love selling places closer to home such as Tasmania and New Zealand where there are so many opportunities to experience the natural scenic beauty along with fine food and wine.

The current trend is cruising holidays with a vast range of options such as the grand ocean liners such as Cunard or smaller luxury lines such as Silversea and Seabourn. There is a cruise suitable for everybody and I enjoy finding clients the right cruise for them.



Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4001

Belinda Grist

Over 25 years in the Travel industry managing holidays for families, couples, single travellers and groups. 

My favourite destinations are endless. Every time I travel somewhere it is always a new and exciting experience. One of my favourite destinations has been Africa; discovering unbelievable wildlife in remote and unique Zambia including an amazing walking safari; speeding down the Zambezi river amongst the local hippos; sleeping in a luxury tent at night when the silence of the evening is broken by the Elephants walking past my tent. 

I have travelled extensively throughout the United States, including New York, New Orleans, Memphis, San Francisco, Los Angeles along with South America to Argentina and also Chile and Peru including Macchu Pichu and travelling on Orient Express to Cusco and visiting Wineries in Chile. 

Other favourites include Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Tahiti, Japan, Hawaii, and of course the beautiful Italy through the Amalfi and Positano and Capri and throughout France, Mauritius and Fiji.

Along with many adventures to these destinations one of my more relaxing holidays is cruising. It is amazing how fantastic this can be for a family, a couple or a single traveller. So much variety and so much to do. 

I recently had the pleasure to travel on a Lindblad Expedition cruise to Canada and Alaska on the Quest discovering the Coastal Brown Bears, gorgeous scenery, stunning Glaciers, kayaking, zodiac adventures and delicious food.  I have travelled with Tauck on a river cruise from Lyon to Arle, discovering and learning all that is good with Wine, and Artists over the centuries. Such a fantastic and easy way of embracing the local culture.  Also Uniworld through France and Avalon River Cruise from Prague through Germany. 

As an accredited cruise Master with the Cruise council of Australia, I continually keep up to date with the variety of cruising there is on offer. I've cruised on QE2, Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Paul Gauguin, Crystal Symphony, Windstar, Uniworld, Avalon, and recently inspected Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Encore,  Silversea, and Serenity also True North, The Orion, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2,  and many others... there is something on offer for everyone. 

Although I have not travelled everywhere, I love discovering new places and also visiting some regular favourites in between.   Looking forward to my next adventure. 

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4007

Mark Allen

I’ve been in this industry for over 30 years now and still have same the travel bug I had from the start. It is so hard to name a favourite destination, but if I had to choose, my favourite city would have to be New York where there is always something going on 24/7 and my favourite resort without a doubt is Four Seasons Hoi An- in Vietnam-the amazing tranquillity and service at this resort set them apart and they serve one the best breakfasts I have ever enjoyed.

Anyway there are still so many places out there I am itching to visit, so hopefully I can get through them in my next 25 years on the planet.

Travel Designer
ph: 9932 4013

Nicole Reber

Years in the industry: 23 years  Favourite places  I have visited: Africa, South America, Fiji, Bali, America, Europe, The UK, Ireland, Thailand, New Zealand. 

Personal life or travel experiences: I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to travel extensively during my career in travel. Since having three children I also realise how important it is to keep the balance when travelling as a family. Small details are important so having an agent who is experienced in travelling with kids should hopefully make the experience a special one. Finding a holiday destination which has something for everyone will also mean that the whole family will enjoy themselves and come back relaxed, refreshed and ready for their next travel adventure. 

Places I love to sell, talk about: I love selling places I have been to as I am able to share personal first hand experiences with my clients which makes the world of difference to creating a perfect holiday.

Recently Visited: The USA, Fiji & Bali

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4015

Natalie Hadikin

Areas of Expertise: Family Travel Worldwide, Ski & Fiji

Years in the industry: 23 years 

Favourite places I have visitedAny ski resort!! (From Jahorina, Bosnia to Aspen, Colorado, Whistler, Canada & locally in Thredbo I love each of the dozen plus resorts I have skied at) Fiji, Thailand, Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico, Maldives & all over Europe

Personal life or travel experiences: Having travelled extensively to more than 55 countries throughout Europe, North America, the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, I have an intense love of travel that just keeps growing! Whether it be canoeing the Okavango Delta, skiing down the slopes of Steamboat Springs, climbing to the top of Mt Sinai or relaxing in a hammock on a remote Mexican Beach, every holiday holds the experience of a lifetime that I love to share with anyone willing to listen! Now that I have young children, my interest is to also discover exceptional places that will suit the whole family in their quest for the perfect getaway! 

Places I love to sell, talk about: I am passionate about selling destinations I have personally experienced. No amount of research can compare to the real life experience of having seen, heard, touched, smelt & tasted a place!!!

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4015

Penny Whormsley

Areas of Expertise: I’ve been in the industry since 1994 and have seen many, many changes in that time. My love for travelling is still as strong as it was all that time ago although my travelling style has changed now incorporating child friendly and luxury destinations and resorts. ‘Family Holidays Specialists' is my specialised area. As a mum of two girls I’ve travelled with my children to Fiji, the Whitsundays, Sunshine Coast, Western Australia, Cruising, the United Kingdom, Disneyland, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Austria and Chile. Without children I have also travelled extensively to New Zealand, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, West Coast and East Coast America, Hawaii, Britain, Ireland, Europe and Kenya. There is still so much more of the world to see!!

Favourite Places I have visited: Horse riding with my family in Patagonia in the snow, Hiking in the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, sighting the Big 5 whilst experiencing a Kenyan safari,  releasing turtles to the sea in Cherating Malaysia and watching my children’s faces in Disneyland are favourites for me. 

Memorable Meals: Eating an amazingly fresh seafood feast on the beach at Jimbaran Bay as the sun sets over the water and a Kenyan BBQ including Nile Crocodile by camp fire on the banks of the Hippo filled Mara River in the Masai Mara with a local Masai Tribe

Recently Visited: Chile, South America and Kenya

Wouldn’t travel without... A camera, a credit card and enough space for shopping!!  

International Consultant
ph: 02 9932 4013

Natalie Smith

Areas of Expertise: I have been in the travel industry since I left high school. I have worked at Mosman Travel/ Family Holidays Specialists for 18 years. In that time I have had 3 children now aged 15yrs, 14yrs and 9 years. As a family we have travelled extensively over the past 15 years. U.K, Club Med Bali, Club Med Phuket, Hawaii, Jean Michel Cousteau’s, San Francisco, New York, Disneyland Anaheim many times and our annual family holiday to Castaway Island. We are now concurring the Ski Fields and love skiing abroad.

Favourite Places I have visited:

New York City: is a must for all walks of life, so much to see and amazing shopping.
Cambodia: I was so amazed by the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat and the history that both Siem Reap and Phnom Phenh have to offer. |
Aspen – Snowmass: Caters for everybody…skiing is fantastic for both adults and children. There is always something to do in Aspen, shopping, great restaurants and of course the skiing. Castaway island-Fiji. Ticks all the boxes twice for everybody, Young, Old & Families. Amazing staff, surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, and an alternative, delicious menu.

Memorable Meals:

New York: Tavern on the Green a New York City Icon, one of New York’s most famous dining spots.
Jean Michel Cousteau’s: every meal is so fresh and delicious, amazingly presented.

Recently Visited: Club Med Mauritius,  Africa including Mozambique, Cape Town & Madikwe Safari Lodge. New York, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.

Wouldn’t travel without… credit card, camera and passport, and of course TRY not to travel without my family….

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4003

Sean Keiran

Years in the industry42 years

Favourite places I have visited: Muscat and Abu Dhabi in the Gulf region, Hong Kong, Mykonos, the Panama Canal, and anywhere onboard a cruise ship.

Personal life or travel experiences: Visiting the Shwedago Temple in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), experiencing the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, South Africa. Travelling on safari in Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.

My personal holidays involve a lot of ocean travel as I have a passion for cruising. Seeing different ports every day, unpacking once and returning to the sanctuary of a beautiful ship at the end of day exploring to enjoy wonderful food and good company, it doesn’t get much better!

Places I love to sell: Cruising holidays to any destination, they offer great value for money, you can do as much or as little as you like and they take the stress out of travel.

Memorable Meals: Dinner at the wonderful Buddha Bar in Paris listening to my favourite music. Christmas day luncheon at The Chedi Hotel in Muscat, Oman and afternoon tea in the Palm Court of the Ritz Hotel in London.

Recently VisitedMykonos, the Californian coast, Cuba, Miami and Beverley Hills.

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4019

Evelyn Cassar

With over 40 years of varied travel industry experience, I am well-travelled and have a dedication and passion for the industry that began with joining my father in his travel agency as a young girl. 

My expertise is in the areas of both consulting and management in leisure and corporate travel. I have worked with many VIP/high profile clientele, planning bespoke holidays and have managed the travel portfolios for many leading Australian companies in mining, finance, real estate/property, medical, construction, legal and charitable/not for profit organisations. 

I love my work and planning the best possible holidays for my clients whether it be the ultimate trip of a lifetime, a relaxing cruise or an adventure into the wilds is very rewarding.

Travel Designer
ph: 02 9932 4018

Kate Vasiliou

With 30 years of experience in the travel industry in both leisure and corporate travel,  I pride myself on providing a dedicated, professional and above all personalised travel service to my clients. 

In an increasingly busy world, I feel my passion for travel and dedication to assisting my clients with their holiday plans – guarantees it’s always a trip to remember!  
I have travelled to many places over the years including Italy, Greece, France, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Egypt, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and also travelled well within Australia. 

I have many favourite destinations but the ones that are at the top of my list are Italy, Greece and Tahiti.  I have also been fortunate to experience several cruise holidays with my family. 

I look forward to helping you plan & book your next holiday, whether it be a family adventure, romantic honeymoon, or business trip.         

Dear Sharyn, I felt I needed to email you regarding our trip. It was wonderful in every way. From the moment we landed to our departure, we were treated like royalty. Our memories of this trip will stay with us for a long time. Wellington, our driver, was just the most impressive man. He couldn't do enough for us and drove with incredible skill along the chaotic roads dodging stray dogs, cows, and a million bloody tuk tuks !!!
Our hotels exceeded our expectations. Each one a different experience, and we were reluctant to leave all of them.
Our driver bombarded us with information regarding his country's past and his knowledge of wild life and birds was simply outstanding.
We enjoyed and embraced every moment of it, exhausting though it was at times, but wouldn't​ have missed it for the world. Money well spent I say , and we will always treasure the memories.
Thank you for organising it, as we appreciate all that entails.

Fond regards,

Sandy and Pam

Sandy and Pam