Kylie Roberts, Class of 1989
What did you do after leaving Kilvington?
I spent the early part of my career in marketing and brand management with large brands including Coca-Cola and ANZ after completing an undergraduate and then post-graduate degree in marketing.
I then moved to Adelaide and worked in Brand Management for Pernod Ricard looking after their Wyndham Estate wine brand in the Hunter Valley.
I was itching to start my own business and after wanting to enjoy a Day Spa experience in Adelaide (and realising there were none available like there was in the Eastern States), I joined forces with a friend and we bought the SA Franchise for endota spa in 2004. At the time there were 4 endota spas. I also took on the Role of the first Marketing Manager for them. I am still a Franchisee today and the endota Network now has over 100 spas across Australia. During my Journey with endota, I also bought into the endota Group and created their first endota organic skincare range.
After selling out of some of my spas and the endota Group (and having twin boys), I wanted to create my own business from scratch and together with my friend Claire (and fellow endota franchisee) we created Aleenta Barre in 2014. At Aleenta we wanted a space for women to enjoy some time out and focus on their own health & well-being. As women we are so used to looking after everyone else, we wanted women to escape the treadmill of everyday life and nourish their mind, body & soul. We now have 7 Studios in Adelaide, Melbourne and Qld. And have just recently introduced our online platform so that you can experience Aleenta anywhere and everywhere!
Can you share a career highlight?
Without a doubt creating Aleenta and helping women feel happier and healthier – this is extremely rewarding and fulfilling.
What are your future plans?
We have big plans for Aleenta 🙂 I love constantly evolving and developing the business to grow and change as the world around us changes. More than ever, our Aleenta Community provides connection and a focus on mental & physical well-being during an uncertain time in the World. And I am now navigating Teenage-dom and Secondary School with my eldest.
What are your memories of Kilvington?
I absolutely loved my time at Kilvington. I feel so blessed that my parents chose the right school for me. I took part in every possible activity I could – playing school sport, dancing in the school musicals, debating, and playing the cello. I was also lucky enough to enjoy leadership roles at school which set me up well to lead my team today. Without a doubt though the biggest influence Kilvington has played in my life is through my friendship circle. My closest friends are all still my friends from my time at Kilvington. Although I now live interstate we all still have girls weekends away and catch up regularly when I am in town. There is nothing like having lifelong friends who have known you since you were 12 years old.