Jojo Barnes

Jojo Barnes got on a plane with 2 suitcases and $700 to her name, 22 weeks pregnant, after many years abroad trying to “find” herself.
Somehow, she kept “finding” herself in the middle of wild adventures and mad storylines. And “found” herself, once again, back in Cairns.

Her career path has been nothing if not varied, but with one common thread throughout…the element of human connection and ACTION.
From running Marketing and Entertainment at one of Queensland’s most successful music venues (where her achievements included keeping Shannon Noll out of trouble for 3 days…), to a courier job delivering body parts, owning and running bars and restaurants, radio station promotions and announcing, Eagle Boys Pizza mascot, as well as her longest and most successful run as a Fitness Coach, whatever title has been on her business card, Jojo has brought her trademark energy and belief that we are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for.

Jojo says she is:

  • 1 part loving mama
  • 1 part epic wife and lover
  • 1 part rainbows and glitter
  • 2 parts bad ass… Is that too many parts? No such thing!

Producer of Happening | People HQ

She has recently found herself working for PeopleHQ; People with a passion for how and why people behave the way they do, and the social impact we all have on humanity. 


What exactly IS that? Is that like a sandwich artist?

Utilizing her skills in marketing, content direction, events and people-personing, Jojo is the girl that makes sh*t happen, both at work and in the community.

Whatever she does, she’s excited to bring you along for the ride!