Meet the amazing Backyard Grannys Team!

Our friendly, dedicated team at Backyard Grannys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering affordable, high quality granny flats.

They will guide you through the design, approval and build process from concept to completion and work in partnership with you to ensure it is as simple and straight forward as possible. Not only are they the backbone of everything that we do, their passion and drive for designing and building granny flats is evident at every step of your building journey.

At Backyard Grannys, we pride ourselves on the solutions we provide for our clients. The reason we are able to do this is because of our expert team, from our sales representatives through to our building coordinators.

We have a team of professionals that are qualified and experienced in all areas of the granny flat process. Have a look below to see who the team is that delivers your granny flat and how they work together. We want you to be able to put a face to the name of who you’re working with.

Sales Team

  • Mick Spring
    Mick Spring Sales Manager

    Mick has over 25 years’ experience in building and construction sales and is focused on customer satisfaction throughout all stages of the sales cycle. His goals are to help you build and secure your family’s future with a granny flat that provides family members with affordable accommodation, and to provide investors with higher ROI than standard single housing returns. Mick is friendly and relatable, making you feel instantly at ease. Learn more about Mick here.

  • Annette Mudford
    Annette Mudford Senior Sales Consultant

    Annette has been involved in all areas of the business, and now specialises in sales to utilise the experience she gained in design and approvals. She has a brilliant track record of happy clients thanks to her ability to give expert advice on the best way to build on any property she visits. Annette combines what each client hopes to achieve with what is possible on each site to come up with the ultimate granny flat solution. Learn more about Annette here.

  • Grant Mascini
    Grant Mascini Sales Consultant

    Grant has 20 years’ experience as a Chemical Engineer, but joined our sales team in 2017 for something different and to increase his skill set outside of engineering. His engineering background has caused Grant to become a detailed person which is a big benefit in his role. Grant is a great listener and knows how to ask the right questions with clients to ensure they get the granny flat solution they want. Learn more about Grant here.

  • Catherine Mifsud
    Catherine Mifsud Sales Consultant

    Catherine has a background in small business management with a strong history in sales and customer service in the home renovation industry. Specialising in kitchen and bathroom design it was a natural transition to move into granny flats. She is a big picture personality and able to problem solve whilst connecting on a personal level. Catherine values honesty and integrity and you will find her to be very personable and friendly.

  • Mick Spring
    Mick Spring Sales Manager

    Mick has over 25 years’ experience in building and construction sales and is focused on customer satisfaction throughout all stages of the sales cycle. His goals are to help you build and secure your family’s future with a granny flat that provides family members with affordable accommodation, and to provide investors with higher ROI than standard single housing returns. Mick is friendly and relatable, making you feel instantly at ease. Learn more about Mick here.

  • Annette Mudford
    Annette Mudford Senior Sales Consultant

    Annette has been involved in all areas of the business, and now specialises in sales to utilise the experience she gained in design and approvals. She has a brilliant track record of happy clients thanks to her ability to give expert advice on the best way to build on any property she visits. Annette combines what each client hopes to achieve with what is possible on each site to come up with the ultimate granny flat solution. Learn more about Annette here.

  • Grant Mascini
    Grant Mascini Sales Consultant

    Grant has 20 years’ experience as a Chemical Engineer, but joined our sales team in 2017 for something different and to increase his skill set outside of engineering. His engineering background has caused Grant to become a detailed person which is a big benefit in his role. Grant is a great listener and knows how to ask the right questions with clients to ensure they get the granny flat solution they want. Learn more about Grant here.

  • Catherine Mifsud
    Catherine Mifsud Sales Consultant

    Catherine has a background in small business management with a strong history in sales and customer service in the home renovation industry. Specialising in kitchen and bathroom design it was a natural transition to move into granny flats. She is a big picture personality and able to problem solve whilst connecting on a personal level. Catherine values honesty and integrity and you will find her to be very personable and friendly.

Project Team

  • Daniel Carman
    Daniel Carman Operations Manager

    Daniel holds a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management (Honours) and is now studying his Masters of Business Administration and has worked for the company for 4 years. Dan works closely with all the teams in the business to ensure that processes are efficient, and that clients’ expectations are met at each stage of the project. Dan develops new processes and systems to continue to improve the way we build granny flats. Learn more about Daniel here.

  • Jack Peacock
    Jack Peacock Building Coordinator

    Jack has completed his Bachelor of Construction Management with the University of Newcastle, and has been with the Backyard Grannys team for over 2 years, working on a large number of granny flat projects in that time. Working closely with clients, certifiers, engineers, suppliers and tradesmen, Jack always enjoys a challenge and works tirelessly to ensure that his projects progress quickly and smoothly. Learn more about Jack here.

  • Jacob Kepreotes
    Jacob Kepreotes Building Coordinator

    In his time with Backyard Grannys, Jacob has worked successfully with clients to project manage the construction process of 60+ granny flats throughout the Newcastle and Central Coast areas. Jacob has a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management from the University of Newcastle, and is passionate about the construction industry and his role in providing clients with an exceptional construction experience. Learn more about Jacob here.

  • Ethan Newell
    Ethan Newell Building Coordinator

    Ethan graduated with a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management with Honours at the University of Newcastle, and has been with the team for the past 6 months. Ethan has 4 years’ experience working in the residential and commercial construction sectors. He enjoys building relationships with colleagues and clients, and is passionate about delivering projects with a gentle, persistent and approachable nature.

  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith Site Supervisor

    Darrell has gained over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry since he completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter, and has operated his own building company for many years prior to joining our team. He is focused on quality, ensuring clients will be satisfied with their finished product, and is constantly onsite with our employees and subcontractors, making sure everything meets the high standards of our directors and clients.

  • Aemelia McComb
    Aemelia McComb Architectural Designer

    Aemelia holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Newcastle, and is the architectural designer at Backyard Grannys. She has previously worked in interior design and has extensive experience in customer service from working in the hospitality sector. Aemelia works closely with our approvals team and sales team to ensure our clients vision of their dream granny flat or small home comes to life. Aemelia also has an artistic flair and really enjoys taking our clients through the selections process for their granny flat including helping pick colours and finishes which enhance their home.

  • Daniel Carman
    Daniel Carman Operations Manager

    Daniel holds a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management (Honours) and is now studying his Masters of Business Administration and has worked for the company for 4 years. Dan works closely with all the teams in the business to ensure that processes are efficient, and that clients’ expectations are met at each stage of the project. Dan develops new processes and systems to continue to improve the way we build granny flats. Learn more about Daniel here.

  • Jack Peacock
    Jack Peacock Building Coordinator

    Jack has completed his Bachelor of Construction Management with the University of Newcastle, and has been with the Backyard Grannys team for over 2 years, working on a large number of granny flat projects in that time. Working closely with clients, certifiers, engineers, suppliers and tradesmen, Jack always enjoys a challenge and works tirelessly to ensure that his projects progress quickly and smoothly. Learn more about Jack here.

  • Jacob Kepreotes
    Jacob Kepreotes Building Coordinator

    In his time with Backyard Grannys, Jacob has worked successfully with clients to project manage the construction process of 60+ granny flats throughout the Newcastle and Central Coast areas. Jacob has a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management from the University of Newcastle, and is passionate about the construction industry and his role in providing clients with an exceptional construction experience. Learn more about Jacob here.

  • Ethan Newell
    Ethan Newell Building Coordinator

    Ethan graduated with a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management with Honours at the University of Newcastle, and has been with the team for the past 6 months. Ethan has 4 years’ experience working in the residential and commercial construction sectors. He enjoys building relationships with colleagues and clients, and is passionate about delivering projects with a gentle, persistent and approachable nature.

  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith Site Supervisor

    Darrell has gained over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry since he completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter, and has operated his own building company for many years prior to joining our team. He is focused on quality, ensuring clients will be satisfied with their finished product, and is constantly onsite with our employees and subcontractors, making sure everything meets the high standards of our directors and clients.

  • Aemelia McComb
    Aemelia McComb Architectural Designer

    Aemelia holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Newcastle, and is the architectural designer at Backyard Grannys. She has previously worked in interior design and has extensive experience in customer service from working in the hospitality sector. Aemelia works closely with our approvals team and sales team to ensure our clients vision of their dream granny flat or small home comes to life. Aemelia also has an artistic flair and really enjoys taking our clients through the selections process for their granny flat including helping pick colours and finishes which enhance their home.

Office Team

  • Kris Graham
    Kris Graham Office Manager

    Kris has worked in the administration field for over 20 years in both the transport and construction industries. Kris’ role as the Office Manager incorporates accounts payable and accounts receivable. She is a very detail orientated person who loves to get things right and ensures all the correct processes are followed for a smooth-running office.

  • Erin Murray
    Erin Murray Procurement Officer

    Erin holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and has also studied business and accounts administration. She brings 6 years of experience and a diverse skill set to the team. Erin works closely with the project team and our suppliers to ensure that projects are delivered on time and in line with the client’s expectations, ensuring every item that is ordered matches each client’s specific collections.

  • Grace Stidolph
    Grace Stidolph Receptionist

    Grace is your first point of contact when you phone us or call into our office. With a friendly personality and a smile on her face at all times, Grace is very diligent and always ensures our clients are connected to the correct team member in a timely manner. Prior to joining the Backyard Grannys team as our trainee receptionist Grace was employed in a casual office position in the civil construction field. Grace is a valued team member and provides assistance to all areas of our building including accounts and the construction team.

  • Kris Graham
    Kris Graham Office Manager

    Kris has worked in the administration field for over 20 years in both the transport and construction industries. Kris’ role as the Office Manager incorporates accounts payable and accounts receivable. She is a very detail orientated person who loves to get things right and ensures all the correct processes are followed for a smooth-running office.

  • Erin Murray
    Erin Murray Procurement Officer

    Erin holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and has also studied business and accounts administration. She brings 6 years of experience and a diverse skill set to the team. Erin works closely with the project team and our suppliers to ensure that projects are delivered on time and in line with the client’s expectations, ensuring every item that is ordered matches each client’s specific collections.

  • Grace Stidolph
    Grace Stidolph Receptionist

    Grace is your first point of contact when you phone us or call into our office. With a friendly personality and a smile on her face at all times, Grace is very diligent and always ensures our clients are connected to the correct team member in a timely manner. Prior to joining the Backyard Grannys team as our trainee receptionist Grace was employed in a casual office position in the civil construction field. Grace is a valued team member and provides assistance to all areas of our building including accounts and the construction team.