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We are a team of passionate individuals dedicated to changing the world through deep relationships and innovative technology solutions.

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Will Hawkins

CEO & Head Of Development 

I am a passionate entrepreneur who has dedicated over 10 years to app development and creating successful digital start-ups.
In 2017, I founded Appifany, and since then, I have been committed to expanding its services to cater to the evolving needs of our growing businesses. My entrepreneurial vision has garnered recognition, and I was honoured to be a finalist for Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year in both 2021, 2022 and 2023.
One of the aspects I truly cherish is collaborating with new clients to transform their ideas into exceptional digital businesses. I thrive on the opportunity to work together, combining our expertise and creativity to bring their visions to life. Witnessing their ideas flourish and grow into something remarkable is immensely fulfilling to me.

When I'm not working you can find me..
Focusing on health, fitness and attending/speaking at Entrepreneurial events around the country.

Sahlua Ryan

Product Manager

With over 10 years of experience in sales and management, I proudly serve as the initial point of contact for our clients when they bring their app ideas to us. I am most excited by the collaborative brainstorming sessions we have during our workshops with clients, where together, we explore the vast range of possibilities that come with building custom software.

Being part of projects that simplify the lives of individuals and community groups is incredibly rewarding to me. I believe in enabling people to spend more time on what truly matters to them, whether it's personal pursuits or growing their businesses. By creating solutions that streamline their daily routines and operations, I help them reclaim precious time for the things they hold dear.

When I'm not working you can find me..
Running and running after my 4yr old.

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Milan Lohani

Project Coordinator

Milan shares and avid passion for the tech industry and has honed his skills over the last decade, gaining a wide range of experience within this dynamic industry. Since 2013, he has transitioned through various roles, starting as a creative designer, front-end developer, and in managerial position. His multifaceted expertise encompasses a deep understanding of design principles,  front-end development skills, and adept leadership qualities.

When I'm not working you can find me..
I love embracing new opportunities and experiences, making the most out of whatever comes my way!

Isidora Canales

Marketing & Design Coordinator

As a dedicated designer, my passion has always been to convey meaningful messages through meticulously crafted designs. I thrive in collaborative environments, knowing that the best results arise from teamwork. My ultimate goal is to deliver projects that clients genuinely love and feel passionate about.

What truly motivates me, is the opportunity to unleash my creativity and think outside the box, constantly striving to make each project even better. What drives me even further is the challenge of finding innovative ways to enhance not just my designs, but also experimenting to create a tailored and personalised user journey for each project.

When I'm not working, you can find me…
Happily exploring new beaches and planning adventurous trips, and seeking inspiration from the world around me. 

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James Thomas

Community and Marketing Manager

With more than ten years of experience in Videography and Photography across various industries such as Film/TV, Advertising, Weddings, and Business Content Creation, I have established a strong foundation and refined my skills in social media management and digital marketing. Not only have I been responsible for creating ads and content behind the camera, but I also possess six years of expertise in Content Management, Social Media Management, and digital marketing. I bring all the knowledge and skills I have acquired to my role in Community Management at Appifany, where I assist our clients in achieving their goals.

When I'm not working, you can find me…
Beyond Appifany, I focus on enhancing my photography skills as a street photographer. Whether it's early morning or late at night, you can spot me wandering around the  Gold Coast, capturing its uniqueness in this moment in time.


Joe Mcelhone

Business Development Manager

With a passion for innovation and a degree in entrepreneurship, product design and engineering, I specialise in crafting tech-driven solutions that resonate with users. Leveraging my technical expertise, I thrive in helping businesses in bringing their app ideas to life by creating custom software to help grow and scale their business.
Working closely with our clients to unlock the potential of their app ideas and making them into something tangible is what motivates me.

When I'm not working, you can find me…

Working on my fitness and health, going to the beach and trying new experiences!

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