As a long-time television reporter and producer, former ABC journalist Kellie Tannock was always in love with the human angles behind the big stories.
“When I was younger I told everyone I wanted to be a political reporter,” Kellie smiles over a late afternoon cuppa. “But what I really loved was the long form stories. I loved the colour – the stories that affected your heart in some way.”
For Kellie, moving to raise her three children in Margaret River seven years ago was a dream realised. The region itself has worked its way into her heart. The launch of her Walk Talk Taste Brunch Tour this year is Kellie’s way of sharing that love in the only way she knows how – through diligent research, intimate connection and a genuine passion for the human story that occurs within the everyday.
“I didn’t realise this until I was six months into the research and creation of the tour, but while I’ve had no experience in hospitality and no experience in food tourism, not even any experience in business, all of this tour still felt to me like the most natural thing in the world,” Kellie marvels, “and I realised I was approaching it like any other long form feature story. I was researching. I was building relationships. I was satisfying my own curiosity about certain things, creating visuals and then sharing that vision with others.”