MEET OUR TEAM
Paul Crowther is the Managing Director of Crowthers Coaches and Unearth Ed.
Crowthers Coaches is a family owned business which has operated in the bus and coach industry since 1926 and currently operate a fleet of 5 luxury coach vehicles, along the eastern seaboard of Australia. Unearth Ed is also owned by Paul’s family and arranges educational travel to ACT and the NSW Snowfields for in excess of 8000 students Australia wide.
Paul has worked in the industry for more than 35 years.
No job is without its challenges, and undoubtedly one of the biggest faced was his instrumental role in the Bus Reform whilst continuing to operate a reliable coach business that is actively going forward and more recently simultaneously managing an educational travel company.
Paul prides himself on delivering a reliable. The results of a days work with Coaches provide a dynamic and sales driven approach with a focus on exceeding Crowthers’ customer’s satisfaction.
A family man, Paul loves the outdoors and camping although his dedication and commitment to the industry does not go unnoticed.
Paul managed a fleet of 126 coaches and over 250 employees during the Olympic and Para Olympic Games, He was Chairman of the Coach Branch from 2001 – 2005, 2007-2008 and was proactive in the advancement of the image of the Coach Industry of NSW. In 2008 Paul was the Winner of Most Significant Contribution to The Industry Award by Bus NSW.
Paul Crowther is well known in the industry and his name is synonymous with the exceptional, reliable and outstanding product of land transport Crowthers delivers.
Scott Longmuir is employed in a strategic sales & marketing role for Unearth-Ed as well as being on its advisory board.
Scott has had over 20 years’ experience in sports marketing with the Sharks & Wests Tigers NRL clubs.
He has also a further 10 years working for all types of businesses via his consulting business creating and implementing sales and marketing strategies to meet the needs of his clients. These businesses include Nova Employment, Max Employment, NSW Railway Institute, Sydney Thunder Big Bash cricket team and many other medium to large organisations.
Scott believes that the educational tourism business has a higher order due to the impact long hall excursions have on students; it creates memories that last a lifetime and inspires career and life pathways.
Scott has 2 teenage boys that keep him busy and living in the beachside suburb of Cronulla feels like he is always on holidays. His favourite Canberra destination is Old Parliament House.
We are lucky at Unearth-Ed with the diversity we have in our team. Team Leader Cathy Guerzoni, comes from the school teaching system which provides us with a great understanding of the needs of its teachers when planning and executing a long-haul school excursion.
Cathy combines her experience in the school system with a logistics background meaning her organisational skills and attention to detail ensure the students she looks after are in great hands.
Her real strength is her passion for ensuring students have the best possible experience when they are away.
This passion is driven by her 3 sons because as she says all the time, if it was one of her boys going on an excursion, she would want the person organising it to ensure no stone is left unturned to provide the best possible trip.
Cathy’s favourite place in Canberra is the AIS and the Snowy Hydro.
For any organization to operate effectively it needs strong administration and Carmen Duchini provides this for the team at Unearth-Ed.
Carmen is responsible for the day to day administration and account management of the business.
Her strong skillset was built in the construction industry, but she is enjoying her transition to the travel world.
She is a fantastic person to have around the office, motivated and always willing to assist her colleagues at Unearth-Ed.
She is also kept busy as a mum of 2 teenage girls; she enjoys drinking coffee; finding delicious new places to eat, being outdoors and spending time with family & friends.
Her favorite place in Canberra is Cockington Green.
Nadine New has an impressive travel and business background.
She has worked in the travel industry for 24 years, 5 of which running her own travel business
Her strong background includes 8 years in corporate travel world arranging flights and accommodation for large companies’ like Rio Tinto, Commonwealth Bank and Toyota.
Her experience also includes working in London for 4 years at Trafalgar Tours.
Adding to her wealth of knowledge she has personally travelled to 47 countries.
Nadine loves playing netball, going to the beach and camping with her husband and 2 daughters
Favourite way to relax is with wine, cheese and chocolate. Her favourite place in Canberra is the National Capital Exhibition followed closely by EEC and the Portrait gallery.