Shane Hryhorec - Managing Director
Shane Hryhorec, is an entrepreneur and passionate advocate for people with disabilities. Shane grew up in South Australia participating in many sports including football, swimming and triathlons. In 2007, Shane broke his neck and drowned in a swimming pool accident. He spent five days in a coma, his life as he knew it changed forever. Shane chose to see this as an opportunity to develop a business that could help improve equality for people with disabilities. His mission in life and in business is to educate society about inclusivity and improve accessibility. Since founding Push Mobility in 2013, Shane has expanded and grown the business to become one of the leading manual wheelchair providers in Australia.
Alex Welsh - Queensland State Manager
Alex is the Queensland State Manager for Push Mobility and is also an elite level handcyclist. He is originally from Korumburra in country Victoria and has worked at Push since 2016. Alex had a motocross accident in 2009 where he suffered a spinal cord injury, through the process of adapting to life in a wheelchair he went on to go to university, tried all different sports, and all the types of adaptive equipment he could get his hands on but found his greatest passion to be cycling. Riding his handcycle has taken him all over the world and he continues to compete at the highest level whilst juggling his time between work, friends and family. Alex is now based on the Sunshine Coast and his favourite hobbies are spending time at the beach, travelling, cycling and watching motorcycle racing. Alex has over 10 years of experience with disability equipment, he has a broad range of knowledge on manual, sporting and power assist solutions for people with a disability.
Grant Allen - South Australia State Manager
Grant is our South Australian State Manager. He takes care of all things for us day to day from sales through to service,trials, set up & everything in between. Grant has always been involved in varying disciplines of cycling. After sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2011 mountain biking, his sporting focus is now as an elite level hand cyclist with the Australian Para Cycling team. A father of two kids who he adores spending time riding bikes and skateboards among many other things. He still rides a modified two wheel electric mountain bike and a rather interesting electric skateboard too. Grant is someone who enjoys helping people and finding solutions to problems that sometimes seem too hard for others to take on.
Danielle Jorgensen - Victorian State Manager
Danielle joined Push Mobility in September 2022 and brings with her over a decade of experience working as a paediatric Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings, including at a specialist school and a couple of private therapy organisations. Danielle has a passion for working with people and thoroughlcy enjoys working collaboratively to find creative solutions that empower people to do the things that they need to do, are expected to do and want to do! She aligns closely with the values behind the development of Push and looks forward to supporting Push clients in achieving their goals alongside her friendly, supportive and knowledgeable team.
Matt Carr - Warehouse and Freight Manager
Matt joined Push Mobility at the start of 2019 after relocating to Melbourne and is the company’s Warehouse and Freight Manager. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Push Mobility and values the lessons he has learnt from working with such passionate, inspiring and hardworking colleagues and clients alike. When he is not working Matt can usually be found playing golf or watching golf videos. His other hobbies include football, cycling, travelling and just hanging out with family and friends.
Emma Walsh - General Manager
Emma joined the Push Team in December 2021 as Office Manager. Originally from New Zealand, Emma has lived in Melbourne for the past 4 years with a background in studying Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Emma’s professional life has taken her across the world for work, including London. With a strong passion and love for working in community-minded organisations, Emma ensures she can help make a positive impact on the lives of those who live with a disability.
James Rizio - Marketing/Social Media Coordinator
James joined the Push team in September 2021 and is the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator. Graduating university in 2017 James has a background in Freelance Graphic Design but wanted to shift into the world of Marketing. In this role James manages social media posts on Push products and enjoys spreading the word about Push. James has a background with disability through being a carer for his mother who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). James has a strong passion in ensuring people with a disability have all of the equipment and assistance needed to ensure they live their best lives possible.
Cassandra Soundas - Accounts Administrator
Cassandra joined the Push team in January 2023 as an Accounts Administrator and is located in the South Australian office in Port Adelaide on a full time basis. Completing a Certificate III in Accounts & Administration in early 2021 she has a broad understanding of all accounts procedures within a company. Cassandra has a great knowledge of Xero and is the Excel guru! She understands the core values of Push Mobility and looks forward to expanding her career with us in the foreseeable future. Along with Cassandra's friendly trait, you will always see her smiling in the Push Mobility Adelaide Office working alongside Grant and Shane.
Jackson Lawry - Service and Maintenance Officer
In 2019, Jackson graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Bioengineering Systems. At the start of 2021, Jackson started a Master of Biomedical Engineering. As a Service and Maintenance Officer at Push Mobility, Jackson is responsible for the technical side of disability equipment servicing and assembly.
Darren Anderson - Service tech Queensland
I started into this industry from a huge Motorcycle accident about 16 years ago. I started out fixing mobility scooters for Scooters and Mobility and then moved on to bigger and better equipment. I have a passion for helping people and love what I do. I owned my own retail shop for 8 years and in the industry for 17 years. I have done complex Rehab (Power Chairs) and a lot of light rehab equipment. I am very happy to be part of the Push Mobility family.
Will Baker - Victorian Sales
Will joined the Push team in September 2022. Working alongside the Victorian sales team, as well as helping out with servicing equipment Will is a great all rounder and valuable member at Push. Will previously worked with paediatric assistive technology, therefore having a background in the disability sector. Will really enjoys learning about the amazing products that we sell here at Push, as well as helping people living with a disability through the process of finding the most appropriate product for them.
Renee Junga - SA Sales
Renee Junga started with the Push team in the Adelaide office in March 2023.
Renee grew up in Adelaide and raced BMX competitively for many years. Renee's dream was to race BMX at the Olympic games. She had great success racing internationally but an accident racing in 2006 and sustaining a spinal cord injury changed her direction. Renee studied photography and graphic design and puts these skills to great use in her work with us at Push. Renee was introduced to the world of Adaptive MTB riding back in 2019 and has since found a passion for riding again. Renee is also a dog owner and has taught her dog Amity a number of helpful tricks that aid in day to day life at home. When she's not at work, you'll likely find her out and about on her Adaptive MTB riding trails with her partner Neil.
Blake Staveley - QLD Sales
Blake started with Alex and Darren in the QLD Push team in June of 2023. Blake has a background in electrotechnology and management, and assists the QLD team with technical repairs and sales. Blake joined Push Mobility because he loves the company's vision and commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of people who live with a disability. Blake loves getting to know new people and have a strong passion for teaching and helping others. It's great to be part of a team that provides adaptive solutions to help improve the quality of life and offer new experiences. Outside of work, Blake is a keen kite surfer, snowboarder and mountain biker. On my weekends you will find Blake either at the beach, on a hike, or in my vegetable garden with his cocker spaniel, Marley.
Blake's favourite product that we supply would have to be the Bowhead Reach Adaptive MTB.
Mikey Winter - SA Repairs and Maintenance Technician
Mikey loves being in the workshop in Push Adelaide helping with servicing equipment, repairs and home visits. With an experienced background in cycling for nearly 40 years, Mikey has worked in mechanical work for products that travel on the track, road and off-road MTB. Mikey has been the head mechanic for Cycling Australia for 12 years and has done countless interstate and overseas work for athletes. Furthermore, Mikey has been to 4 Olympics, 3 Commonwealth Games and several World Championships for both Olympians and Paralympians. Away from work, Mikey loves bike riding, fishing, motorcycles and is currently renovating a van for some travelling! Mikey also grows his own veggies, has 4 chickens and a dog called Suzi who is Deaf so Mikey communicates with sign language.