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Founder, publisher and editor-in-chief Kelley Sheenan started Peppermint way back in 2008, when sustainable was still far from becoming a mainstream buzzword. As a former graphic and fashion designer, Kelley decided to bridge the gap between sustainability and style – almost ten years later, Peppermint is now the leading sustainable fashion and lifestyle magazine in Australia and beyond. Still based in beautiful Brisbane, Australia, the magazine remains resolutely independent – successful because of a focus on building an authentically connected community through inspirational storytelling and beautiful imagery.

Kelley Sheenan – Editor in chief

Kelley Sheenan

Founder / Designer / Editor-in-chief

Kelley combines her editing, design, photography and publishing skills to create every issue of Peppermint. With her keen eye for detail and passion for ethics and sustainability, she’s dedicated to providing a platform that shares the stories of people doing good in the world. 

Desta Cullen


Desta has spent the last 13 years working as a journalist and content writer covering all things lifestyle, sustainability, culture and travel. Her days at Peppermint magazine are filled with managing the editorial calendar, chatting to inspirational people doing great things for the world and working with the talented freelancers that contribute to the magazine.

Michelle Peppermint Advertising Manager

Michelle Holt

National Advertising Manager

Having worked in advertising, marketing, publicity and sales for 18 years, Michelle joined the Peppermint team in December 2018. A warm and creative people-person, Michelle creates strong bonds with partners who share our values, and works closely with them to share their message with the Peppermint audience.

Lauren Baxter

Digital and Assistant Editor

With an affinity for words, wandering and the world around us, Lauren works across all things print and digital at Peppermint, and is responsible for the website and (bad) social media puns. She has worked professionally as a journalist, editor and content creator for over seven years and is passionate about making a positive impact through the power of storytelling.

Bonnie Liston

Sewing and DIY Content

A journalist with a love of theatre and all things stitchy, Bonnie is the thread that holds together our sewing content. At work she spends her time dreaming about sewing, craft projects and DIY. In her free time she enjoys sewing, craft projects, and Doing It (Y)herself.

Caitlin Moriarty

Community and Partnerships

With a background in copywriting, design, teaching and retail (local Brisbane friends may recognise her as the smiling face at Brown’s General Store), Caitlin is our customer service star, handling all things community related, including subscriptions and general enquiries.

Mara Vandenberg


With a background in government and arts management, Mara sidestepped into her true calling of bookkeeping when she gave in to her lifelong love: numbers. Mara is an avid knitter and, when she’s not at the Peppermint offices crunching said numbers, loves cooking and spending time with her family and fox terrier!