A short description About us…
Owner – General Manager
What comes across when you get to know Damien is that he is an ideas man! He also has a great sense of integrity, coupled with lots of perseverance. He is definitely a man that can be relied and trusted upon. Damien’s been living in the Byron area with his wife and five girls for around ten years. His family is definitely one of his prides and joys, he is for sure a happy man when he is with his family. Damien feels very privileged to have been able to bring up his daughters in the Byron Bay area, an area of the world that he has become very attached to. Each day he still delights in its thriving natural beauty.
Damien has always loved travelling and meeting people of all walks of life, which he has experienced through travel and living in France, where he was born, in England and America.
In France, Damien owned and managed an international French Language School that he started from scratch and built into two highly successful schools, one in Bordeaux and the other in Biarritz (South West of France). Again, he was in his element encountering students from across the globe, from all backgrounds. Not only was the school assisting people in learning French but Damien’s goal was to get students to experience and immerse themselves into the French culture through its history, traditions, food and life style.
Another big turning point in Damien’s life is when he and his family migrated from France to Australia in 2006. A decision that came about after travelling through Australia for a month with his family. They instantly fell in love with Australia. Both Damien and his wife had always had a deep yearning to live in this country, so once they returned to France they decided to put in for a permanent visa. It was undeniably one of the biggest and most positive changes the family had undergone!
The next adventure was the acquisitions of the Byron Medicine Wheel. A renowned healing centre and, at the time, a new age shop that sold crystals, self-development books, incense, … that had been around for over 15 years in Byron Bay. And in 6 years Damien and his wife developed the business, which evolved into over 20 practitioners that offered a wide range of modalities in the realm of massage, energy healing, psychic readings and natural therapies. The shop was later transmuted into an online shop, the New Age Shop.
And now all of Damien’s energy is being channelled into LIFT Byron Bus Service, a Byron Bay airport shuttle company providing shuttle bus services to various destinations such as Gold Coast airport, Ballina airport and Brisbane airports. Also offering charter services in Byron Bay and its surrounding area for groups (weddings, corporate functions, private tours, …) as well as transferring services to and from Byron Bay festivals – Coolangatta airport to The Falls Festival, Coolangatta airport to Bluesfest, Boomerang Festival, Coolangatta airport to Splendour in the Grass, …
About us – Lift Byron Bus Service – Offering airport shuttle bus services to Brisbane airports, Ballina airport and Gold Coast airport.