Tolita has lived in Airlie for over 18 years, during which time she has grown with the region, actively alongside and within many businesses.
Tolita established 8 Seconds 2013 to provide a local resource for business operators and has established an enviable client portfolio, due to her quality work and enthusiasm for promoting local businesses.
‘I moved to the beautiful Whitsundays in 1998, I just love it here. During my study at the University of Queensland where I completed my Bachelor of Business, majoring in Tourism Management, the Whitsundays was a subject of some of my studies, leading me to move to the area in 1998.
Since, I have worked with in various areas of the tourism industry, including for Fantasea Cruises and Hamilton Island. During this time I wrote many tourism awards on behalf of Fantasea, which won a number of Queensland Tourism Awards and two Australian Tourism Awards. At Hamilton, I had the privilege of participating in the Best Job in the World Campaign, an amazing experience which opened my eyes to the extreme reach of the internet – local is now global. During this time I completed my Masters of Business Administration at Deakin University in 2011.