Key people


Our Approach


Our approach is centred around the experience and enjoyment of you, our guests, at Snowgums Retreat, at a Snowgums Event or enjoying a fine food product from Snowgums Pantry.

We are delighted to share our gorgeous rustic holiday home with you and we aim to foster with you great memories.

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Meet the founders

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Mark Smith

Host, founder and Snowgums visionary

Mark, aged 49, raised in Newcastle but now residing in Beecroft, Sydney, left school at age 15 and has been on an adventure ever since including most recently studying Law at the University of Sydney (now in his final year) having previously managed airports, been a leading travel agent at age 19 (and since travelling extensively), employed hundreds of people in a labour hire, engineering and project management company, worked on some huge property developments, founded a food export company from Australia and an import/trading companies in Singapore and Thailand.  Mark has large food related agribusiness projects being developed in Malaysia and Indonesia (more news in 2019)

Mark holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), is completing the Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney (postgraduate law) and is part way complete through a Graduate Diploma in Business Law at UNSW.

Mark sees great potential in Snowgums and is a glass half full kind of guy with a can-do attitude.

PS. Mark is responsible for all the ridiculously named sheep and for ensuring your time at Snowgums is amazing.


Lisa Smith

Co-founder, chief style officer, mother of sheep, master of zhooshing

Lisa is a wonderful homemaker and is responsible for virtually every beautiful touch around our Snowgums homestead and retreat.  She is presently employed as a visual merchandising by a leading cosmetics firm and has bought this visual appeal know-how to Snowgums making people feel instantly at home as they enter our property.

Lisa has a huge and welcoming heart and one of the loveliest people you’re likely to meet.


Ivanka Sheep

Co-mother of sheep, greediest sheep and most enthusiastic follower of the shepherd



Other contacts:


Please call Mark for an obligation free discussion (or click to this contact link).

Mark 0425 466456


or view our webpages:

DC Partners – Business Asset Protection

Linkedin – Mark’s page