FRESH ST MARKET IGA: OUR DEDICATED TEAM

Fresh St Market IGA has a great team, who work tirelessly to deliver a fantastic range of products, at the best prices, with the best customer service. Our ethos is about supporting community and we’re proud to provide employment for over 150 staff.

Our management team oversee all areas of operation and produce. They love interacting with our customers and supporting their team members, to achieve success. Let’s meet some of the faces, behind the Fresh St Market IGA.

Store Owners

Owner

MIKE SHAKES

Mike started Atherton IGA in August 2000. He brought more than 8 years’ supermarket experience with him, having previously owned the Dimbulah supermarket.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

All of it. From the reef to the outback and everywhere in between. Love living here.

Business Manager

TEARNE SHAKES

Tearne joined the team in 2011. She loves the team she works with and seeing the look on customers’ faces, when they come into the store for the first time.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Lake Eacham. So lucky to have this here. A stopover breakfast at Altitude Café is a must.

STORE MANAGERS

Store Manager

TIM OLIVER

Tim started with Fresh St Market IGA in 2004 and won the national Store Manager of the Year in 2010. He loves interacting with his team members and also our customers.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

The pace of life here is fabulous. I’m originally from Adelaide, but love living here.

Wholefoods / Perishables Manager

DIANA PINESE

Diana loves being able to bring new ideas and products to the business. She’s pivotal in helping us strive for excellence and watching the store grow. She is committed to our community.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Raised up here, Diana loves the country lifestyle and being close to the reef and rainforest.

Fresh / Dry Foods Manager

CHRISTIAN PATTINSON

Christian moved to the Tablelands from Brisbane, wanting a change of lifestyle. He started with Fresh St Market IGA in October 2018 and loves working in a family business with ties to community.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

So many great weekend getaways, as well as being close enough to the coast for fishing.

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS

Fruit & Vegetables

MICHAEL

Michael joined the team in 2019, after moving from Newcastle. He takes great pride in serving the public with fresh local produce and being a part of the fabulous Fresh St Market IGA team.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Local swimming holes and great people. Really appreciates the relaxed lifestyle.

Delicatessan

ALLIE

Allie originally hails from Bundaberg, but loves living on the Tablelands. At work she is 100% committed to team, standards and providing outstanding service and products, every day.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

When not at work, you might see Allie at Davies Creek or exploring some of our many markets.

Safety Officer

YVONNE

Yvonne hails from Victoria and was living in Cardwell, before moving to the Atherton Tablelands to work with us. She loves the variety of her role and watching people learn new things.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Love the weather and the areas around here are great for motorbike riding too.

Customer Service

MARILYN

The best part of the job for Marilyn is working with young people and helping them receive a school-based traineeship. She also loves meeting new people and our customers.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Marilyn moved here 31 years ago from Cairns. She loves everything about it, especially the lakes.

Night Fill

LINDA

Linda moved to the Tablelands from Brisbane 16 years ago and joined our team in 2008. She loves meeting customers, many of whom know her name, and working with a great team.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Difficult to pick just one, but Atherton, Tolga, Tinaroo Dam and Yungaburra are all great places.

Dairy

BARBARA

Barbara has lived on the Tablelands for more than 50 years and has been with us for more than 10 years. She loves seeing customer satisfaction and her department flourishing.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Definitely her garden. Barbara also enjoys dining out with friends and spending weekends with family.

Office

SOPHIE

Sophie joined our team over 15 years ago and loves the great team of people she gets to work with, every day. She enjoys rising to the challenge and completing projects.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Bush walking and swimming at the beautiful lakes, creeks and waterfalls around the Tablelands.

Freezer

LIAM

Hailing from Cairns, Liam moved to the Tablelands 15 years ago and joined us in 2013. He loves the cold room and values his team mates, many of whom he considers friends and family.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Yungaburra. There’s nothing better than chilling at the cafes and crater lakes.

Merchandising

ROBBIE

Robbie’s favourite part of the job is being a part of an incredibly successful IGA that can complete effectively with the major supermarkets. He joined our team in 2012.

Favourite part of the Tablelands

Their family relocated to the Tablelands in 2002. They love Yungaburra and the football.

OUR STORE

OUR EMPLOYMENT

OUR COMMUNITY

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