Our team

The Purple Giraffe team loves working with you one-on-one to build tangible and realistic marketing strategies, full of action, so you can reach your business objectives

We are a team, with a diverse range of skills and a genuine passion to help your business grow. When working with Purple Giraffe, your business will engage with one central contact. However, you can be assured that in the background all of our team will work together on your business to help see it flourish. This means that you benefit from a coordinated approach but can access the expertise of the entire team. Our motto is, when you win, we win.

Lynda Schenk

Head Giraffe

For almost three decades, Lynda Schenk has worked across a diverse range of industries including wine, hospitality, human resources, transport, medical devices, building and construction, conveyancing, landscape gardening, water filtration, organic farming, industrial cleaning and not-for-profit industries. She has a deep understanding of the marketing needs of companies, small and large.

Lynda has a natural ability to talk to people, understand their business and their objectives, and then to work with them to formulate marketing plans, brand strategies and marketing communication plans that build brand equity, growth and profitability.

Lynda is the winner of the Fabulous Ladies of Wine, 2018 Wine Marketer of the Year and a 2019 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Small Business Category Finalist.

Amber Kemp

Wine marketing

Amber is our wine marketing specialist and has spent more than 10 years working for family-owned wineries in McLaren Vale and Tasmania. During this time, she specialised in direct to consumer clubs and building customer loyalty through great experiences.

Along with her extensive knowledge of the wine industry, she also has experience in liquor distribution and hospitality, both locally and in London, where she had the privileged experience of working for HRH The Queen of England and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.

In her spare time, you’ll find Amber tending to her kitchen garden or cooking with the produce, watching sport, playing with her beautiful dog or generally making the most of what amazing Adelaide has to offer!

Jane Rundell

Marketing assistant & social media

Jane is a young marketing professional passionate about delivering actionable and practical marketing insights for Purple Giraffe’s clients. She has a particular interest in SME’s and start-up businesses as a result of an entrepreneurial family ancestry.

Jane has had exposure to many international and diverse markets through her undergraduate degree and placements, including study in Cambodia, Laos, South Africa, and Malaysia. She has also completed marketing placements in the areas of technology, fashion, ethical and sustainability-focused businesses and corporate leadership programs.

Jane has worked with different social media platforms and developed an understanding of the mechanics of each platform, as well as how to apply data-driven strategies.

Kelly Wagner

Marketing & digital media

Kelly has a unique and enviable range of skills to offer Purple Giraffe’s clients. Having not only set-up from scratch and managed both ecommerce and services businesses herself, and with qualifications and experience in leading, managing and influencing people as a business coach and mentor, her strategic impact is remarkable.

During her career, Kelly has gained experience in a senior leadership capacity across the private and public sector in coaching and mentoring, business development, sales and marketing, customer service, consumer protection and advocacy, legal and regulatory compliance, project management, operational & strategic planning, budgeting and reporting, and stakeholder management.

Kelly is also experienced and knowledgeable in the now increasingly important social media aspect of marketing and brand management and has mastered creating, building and managing multiple social media platforms within a single campaign and strategy.

Margot Stolle

Marketing & copywriting

Margot is a marketing and communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles. She has worked within several different industries in Adelaide, interstate and internationally, including sports and events marketing and sponsorship, business and financial planning, federal and local government, fashion and textile manufacturing, wine and wine region marketing, human resources, medical specialities, water filtration and not-for-profit organisations.

She has set up from scratch and owned her owned ecommerce and retail business. Her speciality is creative and commercial copywriting and communications in a variety of different formats. She also has experience in designing and editing websites and managing coordinated social media platforms.

Nic Tsakalos

Marketing assistant & SEO

Raised in a family of wine connoisseurs and now developing his own passion for all things wine, Nic brings an analytical mind perfect for digital media reporting and performance evaluation. With a wealth of knowledge in building and managing bespoke digital solutions Purple Giraffe’s clients, his projects are designed to maximise benefit whilst being mindful of costs and requirements.

Nic has experience in running community legal clinics, having worked in the Adelaide Legal Outreach Service and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Legal Advice Service. He is in his final year of university, studying a double degree Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (International Business), and the Diploma in Languages (Chinese Studies) at the University of Adelaide.

Prue Kline

Wine marketing

Wine in all its forms is a journey that Prue has been on. From understanding its profile and segmentation, to its global positioning and growth opportunities.

From early years managing Wine Australia’s International Visitation program through to creating dynamic Direct to Consumer programs, Prue has seen, shared and told many stories driving Australian Wine. Her satisfaction derives from watching the wine sales and marketing cycle unfold to grow market positioning of both brands and segments in the field which concurrently convert into sales.

Wine is more than a passion for Prue! It is the excitement that links her to Australian agricultural land where she grew up.