About

The Team

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Lisa Friis

CEO

A born and bred Kiwi, Lisa spent much of her career to date working in investment banking in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. A keen equestrienne, netballer and all-round sports fanatic, Lisa is mum to teenager Charlotte, while treasured family pets include her horse George, and dogs Bella and Codie.

 021 087 94411
lisa@wildtomato.co.nz

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Lynda Papesch 

Editor

Passionate about print media, Lynda is a seasoned journalist who has worked on newspapers in the Bay of Plenty, Marlborough and Nelson. She’s run her own media consultancy company in the past and particularly enjoys writing people stories.

021 073 2786
lynda@wildtomato.co.nz

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Carrie Frew

Advertising Manager

Carrie has a passion for promoting businesses on all media platforms. With several years in both print and digital media advertising experience, Carrie has worked with numerous businesses all over New Zealand, in many different industries, on their brand awareness and a variety of campaigns. Her relatable and genuine nature is why she connects with and understands businesses and knows what works best for advertising campaigns and achieving brand recognition. Carrie enjoys the client relationship management aspect of her job which gives businesses confidence in her ability to best manage their advertising needs.

021 190  7120
carrie@wildtomato.co.nz

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Lisa-Jane Kerr

Advertising Executive

The newest team member is Lisa-Jane Kerr or LJ as she is known. Another Kiwi returning home to live after years working abroad, LJ joined the team as a sales executive just after the team of five million emerged from lockdown. A keen skier, her background is in sales and marketing in the UK, France and elsewhere in Europe.

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Jack Martin

Owner

Jack grew up on a farm in Great Britain. After dropping out of university to travel round the world, he started his first business, Meon Valley Barbecues, spit-roasting pigs and lambs at weddings and corporate events in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Jack came to New Zealand to marry his wonderful Kiwi girlfriend, and bought WildTomato in 2008, installing himself as editor and publisher. After 10 years of epic adventures in business, the great outdoors and Nelson generally, he has moved back to England to launch a dairy products company from his family’s dairy farm. Jack is married with four children and enjoys football, mountain-biking, skiing and great stories of every sort.

Graphic Designer

Patrick Connor

Graphic Designer

Patrick has been creating graphic design for WildTomato for more than six years and WildMedia since its inception. Originally from Canada, Patrick made NZ his home 14 years ago. Patrick’s passion is high-end web design, marketing, and graphic design solutions. When he’s not in front of a computer, you can find him fishing the local waters, playing football on the pitch or hanging with his family.