Meet the Team

Katie Jones

Katie Jones

Founder – National Director – Head Model Scout – Country Ambassador
Originally from rural New South Wales, Katie Jones is the heart and soul behind all things Country Girl Management. Fuelled by her passion for building confidence in girls and offering life changing opportunities, Katie has been providing a platform for girls to connect with industry professionals, whilst promoting inner beauty and confidence, since CGM’s beginning in 2009. Before founding CGM, Katie has worked for Miss Universe Australia and Cosmopolitan Models. She has also trained models such as Rachel Finch, Jesinta Campbell, Erin McNaught, and Belinda Kosorok. Coupling her wealth of modelling experience with her can-do attitude, Katie strives to continually improve and develop CGM so that further opportunities are offered to the Australian youth.
Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca Hughes

National Events Manager – Posing and Lifestyle Coach
Rebecca is the chirpy and bubbly member of the Country Girl Management team. She has completed her Bachelor degree in Event Management and Marketing and has previously worked with Multicap, organising events for special needs clients. Bec is a positive and outgoing character who believes heavily in volunteer and charity work, holding two volunteer positions with both the Surf Life Saving Club and an Environmental Awareness Campaign. Bec has a background in photography and editing and loves this aspect of the CGM events. On top of all of this, she has qualifications in Reiki Healing, and believes Yoga and Fitness are vital for the soul.
Sarah Ruka

Sarah Ruka

International Events Coordinator – New Zealand Division – Fashion Stylist - Photographer
Sarah is Country Girl Management’s resident fashion guru. Originally from New Zealand, she loves keeping up to date with new fashion trends and has studied professional styling for both the fashion and photography industry. Sarah believes that the right outfit has the ability to not only make you look good on the outside, but feel amazing on the inside as well. In addition to her photography and styling experience, Sarah loves her netball and has played for many years at a very high level.
Rhiannon Duke

Rhiannon Duke

International Events Coordinator
Rhiannon is always bringing fresh and innovative ideas to the CGM team. After attending a CGM event herself, Rhiannon realised her passion for helping girls and fell in love with the modelling industry. In addition to her working within the CGM team, Rhiannon makes sure to hit the waves every morning before she comes into the office.
Elena Crnalic

Elena Crnalic

International Events Coordinator – International Curve Model – Head of CGA Curve Division
Born in a small coastal town in Croatia, Ellie an international model within the curve industry in addition to her position with Country Girl Management. She has completed her Bachelor degree in International Relations and Foreign Affairs, and uses this knowledge in every aspect of her life. Ellie understands how nerve wracking modelling can be, and is passionate about promoting the beauty of all body shapes and sizes. Ellie's involvement in the CGM tour is inspiring and moving due to her ability to encourage and motivate the girls to never give up!
Cassie Gros

Cassie Gros

International Events Coordinator – Written Content Developer
Cassie loves all things words. When it comes to writing, spelling, and grammar, she’s the CGM go-to girl. She has completed her Bachelor degree in Business Management, majoring in marketing, and found her passion for events within her previous roles in the events industry. Cassie believes in promoting self-esteem in girls and loves helping others develop their self confidence. In her spare time, Cassie is a passionate aerialist, and loves nothing more than hanging from a silk or lyra!
Felicity Egginton

Felicity Egginton

International Events Coordinator
Felicity is a down to earth and positive role model who is passionate about making a change in the world and building confidence in young women. Though she has modelled herself in the past, Felicity’s passion lies in social work. Felicity’s involvement in the 2016 season of Australian survivor has allowed her to develop a large social media following through which she is able to share her message of body positivity and self confidence. Felicity spends her spare time volunteering for charities such as Make a Wish, Cupids Undie Run, and Give Kids the World. In her down time, Felicity loves to spend her time in the great outdoors doing whatever adventure activity she can!
Julia Buntine

Julia Buntine

International Events Coordinator
Julia has a fantastic eye for detail and has a passion for all things creative. She is in the final stages of completing her Bachelor degree in Communications, with a double major in Journalism and Psychology, and takes pride in her ability to create unforgettable and impeccably-styled events. In addition to her extensive experience in event styling, Julia is a talented make up artist who loves to make women feel great about themselves.
Eve Hess

Eve Hess

International Events Coordinator - Photographer
None is more well-travelled and easy-going in the Country Girl Management team than the beautiful Eve. After graduating from her bachelor’s degree in business (marketing) at the University of Oregon in 2013, she travelled the world and developed her passion for photography. Partnering her photography skills with her eye for fashion, Eve is an invaluable member of the CGM team and a great mentor for all of the girls we meet on tour. When it comes to hobbies, Eve loves to unwind with the art of Yoga or by hitting the surf.