Meet the Team

John Sanders

Director, CEO
johnsanders@hydrokleen.com.au

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John started his first business in 1972 in High Pressure Cleaning. He continued his business ownership by diversifying into chemical distribution and a restaurant and then into Real Estate in 1984.

He owned and co-directed a large residential real estate company employing up to 40 people in the Northern Territory. John sold this business looking for a lifestyle change and became employed by a major international franchise company in 2000. John was employed as the NSW Franchise Manager and in 2001 was appointed the National Franchise Manager where he stayed until 2005. John then joined his life partner to manage the rural sector of her two real estate offices she owned in the Hunter Valley. John was sought by another large international franchise group to oversee and direct their new development procedures, In 2008 John agreed to a 12 month contract in the Northern Territory. During this time John formed a partnership with Dean Gebert to form HydroKleen Australia Pty Ltd in early 2009.

During April 2011 Dean offered to sell his shares in HydroKleen Australia and HydroKleen International. John’s life partner, Sharon Jurd, took up that offer and became John’s business partner in both companies. John and Sharon also owned the HydroKleen Gold Coast franchise.

John is a member of Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce and Variety.


Sharon Jurd

Director
sharonjurd@hydrokleen.com.au

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Sharon started her working life in a real estate office in 1986 which was a part of a small franchise group, then became a Licensed Real Estate Agent in 1991. Sharon became a Stock and Station Agent and Business Agent and also became a qualified Auctioneer. She obtained her Diploma in Business (real estate management) in 1999. In 2004 Sharon opened her first real estate office under a large international franchise group. Due to her immediate success Sharon opened her second office in 2005 and quickly became a major player in the market place, employing 10 people at any one time. Sharon obtained every goal set including the prestigious franchise “Centurion Award” (2007 and 2008) ranking her in the top 2% of sales people worldwide.

Looking for a new challenge she sold her two businesses and decided to commit to a role in HydroKleen Australia Pty Ltd in 2009.

During April 2011 Sharon took up the offer of purchasing a 50% share holding and directorship in HydroKleen Australia and HydroKleen International, joining her life partner John Sanders in business. Sharon and John operated as franchisees owning the HydroKleen Gold Coast franchise. Also during 2011 Sharon commenced and completed her Diploma in Franchising and was recognised in a graduation ceremony at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.

In 2012 Sharon was nominated and became a finalist in the Franchising Council of Australia Award for Franchise Woman of the Year NT/QLD and was awarded the prestigious Merit Award for 2012.

Sharon is a member of the Franchising Council of Australia, Women in Franchising Council, Success Women’s Network and Variety. She is a key note speaker and currently mentors, coaches and teaches thousands of people across the country. Her passion is to help people grow their business to enable them to live the life they deserve.


Lin Seesink

Client Relations Manager

info@hydrokleen.com.au

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Lin Seesink is responsible for the database management and client relationships for HydroKleen Australia.Lin started her career in England as a Credit Manager working for large multi nationals for many years. On arrival in Australia, Lin joined a large export company in Sydney as the Credit Manager, dealing mainly with the South Pacific islands. Lin has extensive office experience in accounting systems and administration. Several years ago Lin changed professions and started her own business as an Image Consultant working with people to help them achieve success in their business and social lives through the art of looking good. Lin also became the Regional Trainer in Sydney and trained others to become Image Consultants.Lin is a highly knowledgeable and experienced team member who enjoys working in a team environment, building long lasting professional relationships with her clients and providing excellent customer service. It is evident in the quality of work she produces that she is always trying to better herself and increase productivity.


Wendy Jackson

PA/Administration Manager

 

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Claudia Behofsits

Administration Manager

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Diana Richmond

PA/Administration Manager

 

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Kevin G. Briones

IT/Web Developer

 

Kevin is from San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur. Augsan Del Sur is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. Kevin is HydroKleen Australia’s IT/ Web developer and he is responsible for handling all IT related jobs in the company. He designs, codes and modifies websites from layout to function based on the specifications required by the client. Included in his scope of responsibilities as a web developer is ensuring that all HydroKleen Australia and HydroKleen Global sites are maintained, updated and secure. Kevin is passionate about his job as he gets to do what he does best in the comfort of his own home. He also loves being a part of the HydroKleen team because it has opened doors of opportunities for him to increase his learning and practice his skills. Being a part of HydroKleen has allowed him to work and collaborate with amazing people who are experts in their respective fields. Kevin lives by the motto

“You will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”


Zylsa M. Balogo

Graphic Designer

 

Zylsa is from Mabinay, the Cave Capital of the Philippines located in the heart of Negros Island. She is HydroKleen Australia’s graphic designer. Zylsa is deeply passionate about art, designing, painting and photography, which easily explains why she was attracted to this job. Zylsa creates and designs visual concepts to communicate and express the goals of HydroKleen as well as to attract and inform consumers about the company. It is her responsibility to design and develop the overall layout of HydroKleen’s landing pages as well as design graphics for all social media platforms. She lives by the inspiring quote, “ I was born to conquer, not to surrender”.


Iradine C. Deano

Content Writer

 

Iradine is a writer from Iligan City, an urbanised city in the southern island in the Philippines. As a content writer, Ira is in charge of creating monthly blog posts and newsletters with content aiming to inform and educate consumers about the air conditioning industry. She also creatively weaves a connection between the importance of regular air conditioning cleaning and how this can impact our health. She loves being a part of the HydroKleen family because not only does she get to learn more about the industry, she also gets the chance to meet and be a part of an amazing team of people with unique talents. Her motto in life since grade school remains the same, “You’re never a loser unless you stop trying.”


Rizza Constantino

Social Media Marketer

 

Rizza Constantino was born and bred in Baguio City, a highly urbanised city in northern Luzon, also referred to as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Rizza is in charge of promoting the HydroKleen business in various social media platforms. It is her job to curate educational, informative, engaging and interesting content for HydroKleen’s social media pages to ensure that all followers and subscribers are up-to-date with the latest activities and happenings in HydroKleen while they are being entertained. Rizza makes sure she schedules and posts content according to the preference of the company during times that get the most traffic. She believes in the saying “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground” by Theodore Roosevelt.