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.
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 plays basketball and is passionate about all things fitness.
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

National Events Manager
Cassie is the face behind the CGM blog and magazines and loves sharing her knowledge of the industry with all the girls we meet on tour. 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!
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.
Monique Montfroy

Monique Montfroy

International Events Coordinator - Photographer
Monique is known for her easy going and calm presence within the CGM team. She brings with her a Bachelor of Digital Media majoring in Photojournalism and has travelled the world capturing images of an array of colourful and diverse cultures. In her spare time, you’d be likely to find Monique somewhere outdoors - whether it be swimming in the ocean or exploring the rainforest. With the combination of her calm demeanour and a creative photography eye, Monique is an absolute powerhouse in the CGM team.
Natasha Walford

Natasha Walford

International Events Coordinator - Photographer
When it comes to being a role model for younger women, it’s hard to look past Natasha. Natasha is ambitious, accomplished and creative, and brings with her extensive experience in the film and television industry. She has a Diploma of Communications and is close to completing her Bachelor of Creative Industries (Entertainment Enterprise & Film and Television) and has even founded her own production house, Optic Archive. In her spare time, Natasha spends her time taking photos, documentary film making and hiking.
Christy Taylor

Christy Taylor

International Events Coordinator
There’s few in the CGM Team who understand the pressures of being a model quite like Christy. After being in the modelling industry for nearly a decade herself (which included participating in the Miss World Australia competition), Christy had to overcome her own issues with body confidence and self love. Her journey is one that is not only an inspiration for all of the aspiring models we meet on the CGM tour but is also one of the main reasons she is so passionate about building self confidence in young girls.
Zariah Lamont

Zariah Lamont

CGM Ambassador
After attending 3 CGM events herself in 2017 (Preliminary Final, National Final Qualifier, and National Final) and overcoming her own issues with confidence and self-love, Zariah now lives her dream every day to to guide girls to finding happiness and confidence. Zariah wants to help girls pursue their own modelling dreams and learn to love themselves more. When she finishes school, Zariah aims to complete a business degree and hopefully use that one day to continue changing girls’ lives. In her spare time, Zariah enjoys spending time at the beach and the gym.
Ashlea Mckenzie

Ashlea Mckenzie

International Events Coordinator
Ashlea is a one of the most glamorous members of the CGM team. After working within the beauty industry herself, Ashlea understands more than anyone how important it is to love the skin you’re in and knows how to do a face of make up like no other. She has completed her Bachelor degree in Business Management, majoring in marketing as well as a Bachelor of Journalism. Outside of work Ashlea enjoys camping with her family and drinking copious amount of tea.
Melody Macnamara

Melody Macnamara

International Events Coordinator
Melody is one of the most happy and positive members of the CGM team. Being a true believer in inner beauty and loving what you do, Melody is the perfect person to inspire the young women we meet on tour. She comes from a background in event management and has completed her Bachelor Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management. If juggling a full time position isn’t enough, Melody runs her own business in natural health and essential oils in her spare time!