Meet The Team

Tara Wallis LREA

Founder & Principal

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Tara is the backbone of The Rockpool Way and a big believer in a 'Customer First' approach. She believes interstate migration will drive property prices this decade and beyond. 

Tara's background is in property marketing, business management, and residential developments/sales.

Kelly Dryburgh LREA

Property Management Specialist

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You know your investment is under control when Kelly is in charge.


A remarkable professional with over 25 years experience in Real Estate, her passion and 

dedication to her clients is second to none. No job is too big or too small for the lovely Kelly! 

Debra Gray LREA

Client Services Manager

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Debra brings exceptional business credentials to her role.

With over 27 years experience, her deep understanding of property management and communication make her a committed professional who ensures her clients receive honest advice and exemplary customer service. 

Brad Wallis

Business and Sales Manager

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Brad is the business brain behind Rockpool Real Estate. Number crunching  and strategy are his jam making him indispensable at Team Rockpool. 

Brad's background is in commercial and retail property with over 15 years experience in shopping centres across Australia.

Rockpool Vision

Here at Rockpool we appreciate the finer things in life such as the unrivalled lifestyle that our beautiful Gold Coast has to offer. That’s why our approach to Real Estate mirrors our true love of this region. 

We call an end to Real Estate misconceptions and rewrite Real Estate rules to suit today's customers.


We want to spend less time trying to convince you how awesome we are and more time on creating cutting edge campaigns.


We are genuinely passionate about Real Estate and hope to spark that passion in you.

Who is Tara Wallis?

I created Rockpool Real Estate with the vision of providing a brand that makes people feel happy and alive and a service that leaves a lasting impact! As a mother of four children, I want to be a role model for them and teach them to be true to themselves at all times. I value real relationships with my clients and the local community. 

With a background in marketing and communications, I spent what I like to call my 'first career' as a Marketing Manager in Retail Property. It was when I left my career to start a family that my love of Real Estate began.


With young children at home, myself and my husband, Brad, began renovating houses and subdividing blocks of land to help supplement the family income. It was through this process of buying and selling that I identified that a lack of communication and transparency, could hamper the customer experience and effect the end result.


Six house developments and sales campaigns later, my family and I arrived on the Gold Coast in 2017. It was then that I decided I wanted to help buyers and sellers enjoy their own journeys and get the results that will help them comfortably transition to the next chapter in their lives

The Rockpool Project began and I am now pleased to be offering the customer experience that I dreamt of.