Meet the team

TRUDI FREED

Designation: Events Director

About: Trudi knows everything there is to know about planning and running events. The saying “dynamite comes in small packages” rings true with Trudi. An absolute icon in the industry; she has built up her experience over many years, along with creating and establishing one of the largest Event Coordinating Companies in the country.

GERTRUDE MOLEPO

Designation: Event Director

About: Gertie is made of tough stuff. She has worked tirelessly to build herself up from challenging beginnings. A team player who never complains, but only ever exudes positivity and a go-getter attitude.

CARIN OBERHOLZER

Designation: Group Accounts Manager

About: Carin counts and calculates in her sleep….and not only sheep. Carin’s number skills add and multiply to our diverse team compliment.

NICOLA ENSLIN

Designation: Group Operations Manager

About: Nicola is as organized as organized gets. She puts our processes in place and ensures the troops stay in line. Mitigating risks is her forte…here she comes with her “red flag”.

CLAIRE DELFINO

Designation: Sales Manager

About: Claire brings in the briefs and business like nobody else. She’s tenacious and gets things done, but always does it with a big smile and contagious laugh.

CANDICE SMITH

Designation: Events Manager

About: Candice is a part of the structure and foundation on which our success has been built, joining the team in the very early days. Candice is a workaholic and executes her work with excellence, perfection and class.

TARRYN BENTLEY-GROSS

Designation: Events Manager

About: Tarryn is creative, dynamic, and an expert in the industry. Events project management is her superpower.

MADELÉ BOYD

Designation: Events Coordinator

About: Madi is the admin queen of the team. With perfectly manicured nails, she whips through logistics and administration with effortlessness.

AYSHA GENLLOUD

Designation: Events Coordinator

About: Aysha’s energy is infectious. She brings an excitable level of energy that makes our clients’ events enjoyable and memorable.

HOLLY YOUNG

Designation: Events Coordinator

About: The “nube” of the team; but not in her years or experience in the industry. Holly’s composed outlook and attention to detail always results in happy clients.

KATIE MILOSEVICH

Designation: Events Coordinator

About: Katie dots every “I” and crosses every “T”.  With her loveable nature and incomparable attentiveness, makes Katie a treasure to work with.

SAMANTHA SYMONDS

Designation: Events Coordinator

About: Samantha (aka SuŚan) is the perfect example of “work hard and play hard”. She’s a machine when it comes to running her clients’ events; with her calm nature, ensuring her clients are always at ease.

The HiSide Experience

"Thank you for arranging this impactful event for the board."

EO Member – Rudy Foo

"I just want to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to you for the amazing event you put together for us on Thursday. It was truly the best I have ever been involved in arranging. I have received only compliments. You were great to work with. Thank you for not flinching with all the changes and especially those that were last minute.com. I am so grateful to you."

Roche Pharmaceuticals

"I wanted to give you feedback on the leadership conference at Emperor’s Palace and commend Samantha for the excellent service. The day was extremely well managed, we started and ended on time. Samantha was completely hands on with everything and managed a few unplanned situations like our guests next door. I want to personally say thank you, the day was impactful and flawlessly executed."

Afrox

Brands we work with