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Chris Ard

Chris Ard

Web Developer


Starting at a very young age, Chris has been troubleshooting computer problems and looking for better ways overcome technical barriers for friends, family, and local businesses. He tends to think outside-of-the-box and enjoys making the digital world simpler and easier to understand for the every-day user. As the Senior / Lead Web Developer at Social Tap, Chris is often building new, custom solutions that both look great and save time and resources for everyone involved.


Chris has over 8 years of experience as a WordPress developer and a thorough understanding of the following Front-end Web Development technologies / concepts:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Deep understanding of leading web-related technologies
  • On page SEO Best Practices
  • PHP & Custom WordPress Themes / Plugins
  • Javacript / jQuery / JSON or API integrations
  • Server Management & CLI
  • WordPress Performance Performance & Security

He has studied Web Development & Information Technology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and also has a degree in Behavioural Science obtained when he lived in United States. Since technology is rapidly evolving, he continues to sharpen his digital knowledge daily by learning from industry leaders online using services like Lynda, Udemy, Stack Overflow, and Github.

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Michelle Mason


Managing Director

Michelle has 20 years experience in customer strategy and experience, marketing and sales in the media, hospitality and tourism industries. She spends her work days consulting with businesses and helping them to develop integrated marketing strategies...

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Executive Assistant for Sales & Marketing

Say hello to Leisa, our go-to Executive Assistant for Sales & Marketing at Social Tap. Leisa has navigated through the worlds of hotel management, corporate banking, real estate, and hospitality, honing her skills in event management and organisation.

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Matthew Mason


Managing Director

With a background in investment banking working for JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, Matthew moved into IT in early 2000, completing his Bachelor of Information Technology from Bond University in 2002...

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Matthew Stammers Social Tap


Senior Art Director

As Senior Art Director, Matt leads concept development, creates and maintains client branding vision and guidelines across our portfolio, while supporting and mentoring the design teams day to day and long term goals.

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Naomi Waite


Senior Graphic Designer

Naomi is a self-confessed food and wine lover whose hours are consumed by all things creative. Working her digital magic as a graphic designer for both print and digital, Naomi loves being able to mix her passions of food, design, technology and beautiful marketing...

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Daniel Bedford


Head of Client Services and Operations

Dan has an extensive background in marketing and client management starting in Sports Marketing. An avid believer in an integrated approach, he specialises in digital advertising and marketing strategy...

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Web Developer

A perfect mix of creative and strategic approach makes Mark our (not so secret) weapon when it comes to websites. Mark is our Web Developer and spends his day designing and developing websites that are highly functional, offer exceptional user experience and ensures the finished result becomes a key brand asset...

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Gail (2)


PR & Media Consultant

Gail has 20 years’ experience in PR, marketing and communications working with big name brands in the consumer/lifestyle space. Throughout her career Gail has worked both in house and agency in a diverse range of industries including FMCG, homewares, motorsport, MLM, health, food & beverage, transport, building, engineering and kids’ products...

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Your Team Cecile Potelle


Graphic Designer

A natural creative and lover of cheese, wine and good music Cecile has over ten years of experience in the design industry.

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Web Developer

With previous experience in various fields including hospitality and retail, as well as owning and managing a small business, Crispian has a great understanding of what each business needs from their website and takes pride in delivering outstanding results for our clients.

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Marketing Coordinator

Abbey’s previous in-house marketing roles for Tourism, Travel and Hospitality industries amplifies her love for all things eat, drink and travel. Despite holding a particular passion for these industries, Abbey has also worked with retail and e-commerce brands to increase their presence online.

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Emily Holmes


Client Marketing Manager

Emily is a social butterfly and creative creature who thrives on being part of a team. Holding a Bachelor of Business Management with majors in marketing and human resources she is an all-rounder.

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Digital Advertising Specialist

A keen interest in analytics and performance measurement led Pritish into the ever-changing world of digital marketing – and we are excited to have him on the Social Tap team as our Digital Advertising Specialist.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Jay is a skilled digital marketing professional and the Digital Marketing Manager at Social Tap. With a Bachelor of Business in Marketing, Jay brings extensive experience in digital campaign planning and optimisation.

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Graphic Designer

Meet Ash Blanksby, one of our very talented graphic designers with over 10 years of combined experience designing both in-house and in an agency environment.

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Reggie De Leon


Graphic Designer

The simplest way to describe Reggie? Passionate. Creative. Adventurous. He likes to begin a day with a cup of coffee and end with an ice-cold beer. Reggie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, majoring in Advertising. He's a well-rounded performer with expertise in visual arts...

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Business Administrator

Gemma brings a wealth of experience and diverse skills to our team at Social Tap. With a dynamic career path spanning over 10 years in administration, along with expertise in sales, marketing, personal training and even house renovation.

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Marketing Coordinator

Siena’s passion for all-things-creative has led to her strong interest in content creation and short-form video. Her experience lies within social media management and product photography, where she is always working to deliver engaging content, that captivates and inspires.

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Andrew Garcia


Web Developer

Andrew lives and breathes digital marketing and design and has been a Professional Software Developer for more than eight years. His professional goal is to produce finely crafted web applications, and ensure each project is well maintained. It is this impressive attention...

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Web Administrator

An energetic, self-starter, Renan took up Bachelor of Science in Computer Science back in 98 and has been involved in Computer and IT related matters ever since. He is constantly updating his (mad online) skills and is qualified in Computer Technology...

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