Hi, Im Hutcho (real name is Natasha)
I was given this nickname when I joined the team and there were already 2 x Natasha’s working here!
I have been working at Avenue Dental Caloundra for over 6 years now, with over a decade of working in the dental industry. I had always wanted to be a dentist or dental hygienist and thought that being a dental assistant would give me a good insight into the career before I committed myself, fresh out of high school to university. I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside a dentist as a team, helping a patient feel secure in safe and changing smiles, it was such a rewarding feeling. After being in the industry for a few years, my thoughts of going to university had changed, I knew that I was meant to be in the dental industry but was loving assisting so much more!
I grew up in Maleny, a beautiful little country town in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Although I left to venture into the big city, I soon returned back after a few years, to the Sunshine Coast on a journey to find a dental practice that would help expand the horizon and present opportunities of growth. I found Avenue Dental and was immediately drawn to the values that the business had. After a successful job interview I started my new role working in reception.
Over the years I was learning, growing and thriving in this role and pathways opened for me to further my career. The team soon realised that I was very successful in my own social media accounts and had a knack for marketing. I was up-skilled and provided with courses and resources to successfully train to become Avenue Dental’s Marketing Manager for all our locations in Caloundra, Kawana, Bli Bli, Maroochydore, North Lakes, Baringa and Sippy Downs.
During this time I was still working on reception in a leadership role, helping to develop our reception team members. I realised how much I loved supporting people and guiding them that Avenue Dental further developed me to learn about the practice manager role.
I stepped away from my reception duties in May 2019 to become full time in my dual role of Practice Manager and Marketing Manager. And as my role in marketing has expanded more, I have at the end of 2020 stepped away from management into a full time marketing role. I honestly feel quite emotional when I think about the journey that I’ve had working at Avenue, I would never have had opportunies like this anywhere else. It is honestly the best place to work, not only in Australia but the world. I’m extremely lucky and adore the team that we have!
Outside of work you will find me at many of our amazing beaches on the Sunshine Coast, my favourite being close to work here in Caloundra. I thoroughly enjoy anything creative, painting/sewing/crafts etc, it fills my love bucket! I have recently purchased rollerblades, so you may see me zooming by the coast line with my partner trailing behind me on his bike!