From the age of five, Caz’s parents had her to read aloud pages from the seminal travel tome ‘Europe On Five Dollars A Day’ to guests as a party trick, marveling at her ability to pronounce foreign names with ease. They never figured on her taking serious note of her reading material, but to this day Caz is obsessed with writing, adventure and budget travel.
Early forays into venturing overseas revolved around a love of surfing and snowboarding; working holidays in Japan and Canada, backpacking around Fiji and Hawaii, driving down the US Coast highways 101 to camp for months in the deserts of Mexico, spot-hopping from England to Netherlands, France and Israel. The traveling got so prolific that she landed her first paid writing gig by photocopying all the stamps in her passport and adding a cover letter promising to detail each one.
After a period as Associate Editor of female youth magazine Chick and talent scout/content producer for national youth TV series G7, Caz ventured back out traveling the world writing releases Association of Surfing Professionals events Roxy Pro Snapper Rocks, the Billabong Pro Maui, and the Crusty Demons of Dirt tours, and organizing the Chick Snowboarding For Breast Cancer Day in Perisher.
As a mother of two and co-founder of Soul Arch Media, a Gold Coast-base video production business, Caz has continued to write in the sports and adventure travel niches for magazines around the world, including Marie Claire, Australia’s Surfing Life, Yen, Tracks, Waves, Surfgirl/ S-Girl, Carve’s Surf Girl (UK), Salt Water Girl (South Africa), SG (USA), Surf Life For Women (USA), Australian Surf Business, White Horses, lifelounge.com, Freerider MX, Slam, Australian Snowboarder, SummerWinter and FHM’s Fashion Awards. She’s also contributed to ABC children’s magazine titles Mr Men, The Fairies, and Octonauts.
Caz also served as PR Director for the Bleach* art and music festival in 2012 and 2013, and supports the fundraising efforts of charitable organizations like SAND, assisting with media and PR on various events netting over half a million dollars for beneficiaries including Camp Quality and Cure Cancer Australia.