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

  • Annette
    Annette 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
      Grant 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.

      • James
        James Sales Consultant

        James began his career in the building industry in 2008 and is a qualified carpenter by trade. He has been involved in new home sales for over four years, specialising in custom designs, in particular, sloping sites. He is currently completing a Certificate IV in Building and is a passionate and friendly member of the Backyard Grannys team.

        • Annette
          Annette 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
            Grant 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.

            • James
              James Sales Consultant

              James began his career in the building industry in 2008 and is a qualified carpenter by trade. He has been involved in new home sales for over four years, specialising in custom designs, in particular, sloping sites. He is currently completing a Certificate IV in Building and is a passionate and friendly member of the Backyard Grannys team.

              Project Team

              • Daniel
                Daniel 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
                  Jack 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
                    Jacob 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.

                    • Darrell
                      Darrell 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.

                      • Ashlee
                        Ashlee Approvals Coordinator

                        Ashlee came to Backyard Grannys with extensive experience in customer service, with particular focus on interior design and the pre-construction process in the residential sector.

                        She is currently completing a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management from the University of Newcastle and recently completed her thesis focusing on environmental sustainability.

                        • Aemelia
                          Aemelia 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
                            Daniel 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
                              Jack 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
                                Jacob 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.

                                • Darrell
                                  Darrell 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.

                                  • Ashlee
                                    Ashlee Approvals Coordinator

                                    Ashlee came to Backyard Grannys with extensive experience in customer service, with particular focus on interior design and the pre-construction process in the residential sector.

                                    She is currently completing a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management from the University of Newcastle and recently completed her thesis focusing on environmental sustainability.

                                    • Aemelia
                                      Aemelia 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
                                        Kris 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
                                          Erin 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.

                                          • Kris
                                            Kris 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
                                              Erin 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.