2018 is a very exciting year for PakMag. Not only will we continue to provide great information on what’s on in Cairns, give you top tips for parenting and have heaps of prizes to win, we’ll also have experts in areas such as health, law and wealth planning who will answer your questions on a monthly basis.
We’re very proud to introduce to you, our first four experts of 2018.
Dr Bobby Griffin / Sunbird Orthodontics
Dr Bobby is Principal Orthodontist and owner of Sunbird Orthodontics. He graduated as a dentist in Scotland in 1999, with academic commendation, and since then, after he emigrated to Australia in 2004, he has gained a number of other academic accolades, which mean he can now call himself a Specialist Orthodontist.
His practice in Smithfield is where he lives out one of his main passions in life, helping both children and adults with their dental and orthodontic needs.
Fun Fact: Dr Bobby wears many hats; he’s an orthodontist, a dad to his son Sachin (6), a runner (who ran the New York marathon), and lead guitarist in 3 bands!
Dr Elizabeth Jackson / Birds of Paradise Clinic / Obstetrician Gynaecologist
After finding her passion for obstetrics and gynaecology whilst in medical school, Dr Jackson completed a rigourous program of training and internships to achieve her dream.
She has worked as a private specialist in Cairns since 2015.
Dr Elizabeth is the only women’s health professional who is trained to use the da Vinci robot, a specialised piece of equipment which makes surgery less invasive and recovery time quicker, for which she underwent 3 months of intense training.
Fun Fact: Liz wanted to be a Formula 1 driver until she nearly crashed during a test lap on her honeymoon!
Nardine Collier / Collier Laywers
Before moving to Cairns, Nardine spent 20 years in Alice Springs where she ran her own practice. Her experience in this remote environment has made her a more resourceful and creative lawyer. Running a business and raising two boys has also meant that she has found a way to be more efficient by aiding her clients to be more ‘hands on’ with their own cases. It saves Nardine time and, in turn, it saves her clients money!
Nardine holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master in Applied Law (Family Law), and she’s an accredited specialist in Family Law (professionals with this title are few and it recognises excellence in the field). Nardine is also a nationally accredited mediator and family law arbitrator.
Fun fact: Nardine used to be a race walker and won some events in the Alice Springs Masters Games.
Brent Kelly, Brent Cerutti & Lainie Poon/ Kelly Wealth / Kelly Wealth Services
The power team behind Kelly Wealth is made up of Brent Kelly (Director and Senior Financial Planner), Brent Cerutti (Director and Senior Financial Planner) and Lainie Poon (Lending Advisor) who combined have over 50 years’ experience in the financial industry.
With a plethora of financial degrees and relevant qualifications between them, the team are well-equipped to help their clients with a range of needs.
Fun facts: Brent K has an Instagram account callled “flavour_up” as he I loves to cook! Brent C worked as a White Water Rafting Guide in the Italian Alps and Tully River after uni (before getting a haircut and a real job!). Lainie’s passion for experience means she spends money on travel, food and family rather than material things.