Kym Hunter

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Founder & Managing Director

Kym is the daughter of a PE teacher and a Primary school principal and was lucky enough to grow up in a family that valued health and physical activity.  Kym completed a Bachelor of Sports Science at the University of Canberra and worked at the Australian Institute of Sport early in her career.  

Kym is now a Mum of 4 kids aged from 14 - 22 and was inspired to create Champion Life to support teachers and families in empowering students across Australia develop physical and health literacy to allow them to enjoy the benefits of having health and fitness as habits for life.

Jesse Clement

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Director of Information Technology

After starting out volunteering in inner-city schools, Jesse began a 20-year career as a Microsoft systems engineer. He always found time to support worthy causes and is proud to be serving on the team at Champion Life.

Jesse has recently taken on the challenge of a PhD in virtual and augmented reality interface design after moving to the gorgeous Sunshine Coast of Australia.

When he's not exploring virtual worlds, Jesse likes to go out for a kayak or bike ride, and spend time with his wife and cat.

Skye Johnson

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Senior Web Developer

Skye

In her 15-year career, Skye has watched web development standards evolve and evolved with them. She's started her own business, worked as a consultant, and cultivated a reputation as a sharp and well-rounded developer.

Skye has many Drupal/WordPress development projects under her belt and is currently a senior developer at We Are VA in Maroochydore, Queensland. Prior to this Skye spent three years as a member of the web development team at Victoria University in Melbourne, and several years as a developer at Williams College in Massachusetts, USA.

When she's not carving code for Champion Life, she enjoys yoga, walking on the beach, and planning her next holiday.

Maria Doolan

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Health & Physical Education Curriculum Specialist

Maria taught Health & Physical Education for over 20 years in metropolitan and regional communities in both single sex and co-educational schools in Queensland, Western Australia and the United Kingdom.

After becoming a Mum to two beautiful boys and completing a Master of Education (with a focus on facilitation of children's physical activity in local communities), Maria moved to a tertiary setting, working with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

Maria's philosophy with regards to HPE and life in general, centres around optimising enjoyment, participation and potential.

Stacey Umeh

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Creative Movement Specialist

Stacey Umeh is one of Australia’s leading elite Women’s Artistic gymnastics coaches and movement specialists. She has provided gymnastics, artistic and choreographic services to hundreds of individuals worldwide including the Australian Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team, Chinese Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team and the Australian 2016 Rio Olympic Synchronised Swim Team.

Stacey has also acted as a creative movement specialist to many other champions from sports such as Rhythmic Gymnastics, Men’s Gymnastics, Synchronized Swimming, Rugby Union, Netball, Diving, Pole Fitness, Dance and Figure Skating.

Darren McCagh

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Documentary Filming Specialist

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An independent filmmaker based in Margaret River, Western Australia, Darren began his career 9 years ago on the beaches of the South West shooting surf contests and events. Since then his authentic style of filmmaking has led to the creation of content for national and international release mainly in the form of documentaries.

Darren recently directed, produced and filmed the documentary ‘One Shot- An Image And An Attitude’ for which he has won multiple awards for cinematography and best film.

His passion lies in the creation of character-driven content, to produce inspiring and compelling stories.

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus; and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee