About Us

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Who are Active Networks?

Our mission is to provide customers with a medium to grow their businesses; readers and consumers a means to tell their stories and connect with local business and community groups a voice to encourage local engagement. We always act with integrity and honesty, building ongoing relationships based on understanding, trust and a genuine commitment to delivering value.

Our Vision is to be a diversified marketing and communications business, serving local communities throughout Sydney.
Our brands are cherished and trusted for being a primary source of stimulating, reliable and accurate community and business content.
Our customers demand our products because we:

  • have trusted local brands, delivering real value

  • provide customised service

  • are respected for the honesty and integrity of our advice

  • are committed to delivering results

Our Valuable Team Members

Stephen Indersmith
Stephen IndersmithPublisher of Active Networks
Stephen Indersmith started Peninsula Living in 2001. Since then he has added Peninsula Living Pittwater, the North Shore Living magazine and the Think Local website. With the addition of Active Networks Digital and the Buy Sell Swap (without the rules) Facebook group Active Networks is now positioned to market your business across print, digital, social and search. When Steve’s not working he enjoys family time with his wife and three teenage boys.
Joe McDonough
Joe McDonoughEditor-in-Chief
Joe McDonough has been a journalist for more than a decade. He was the news editor here at Active Networks in 2016, and after stints at other publications such The CEO Magazine, and even television producing at Fox Sports, he’s back to make his mark.
Donna Toon
Donna ToonBusiness Development Manager
Donna Toon is the advertising manager for Peninsula Living. Ms Toon has worked at Active Networks since 2010, and has been involved in advertising for over 15 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Mary Indersmith
Mary IndersmithFinancial Controller
Mary Indersmith is the financial controller of Active Networks. She has been with the company since its establishment in 2001. Mrs Indersmith enjoys watching her children play sport, walking the family dog Buster, and reading on the beach.
Michelle Martinecz
Michelle MartineczCreative Director
Michelle Martinecz is the creative director of Active Networks. She has been with the company since 2010, and has worked in the design industry for more than 25 years. Ms Martinecz loves working on her fine art and coastal hiking.