Call Jose Diacono on 0418 224 081 ( +61 418 224 081 outside Australia).
Call Jill Martin on 07557 147812 ( +44 7557 147812 outside the UK)
Meet the Team
CrossCountry App was created by a Australian based family, originally from Yorkshire, England. The Diaconos have been creating equestrian and other websites for many years. We live and work in the Hunter Valley about an hour's drive north of Sydney. CrossCountry app won the New South Wales Spatial Innovation Award.
Jose is manager, marketer, tester and first level support. She has been a committee member of Sydney International Horse Trials, & Pony Club Chief Instructor, and equestrian Team Liaison officer at the Sydney Olympics. Jose enjoys competing at a low level with her horse Fitz, riding out in the bush, on the beach and keeping the horses fit.
James is our software architect and programmer. He enjoys playing music and is a committed and enthusiastic contributor to the Open Source software development community.
Helen events at 2* with her ex racehorse Lola. She is our designer and chief product strategist. Helen spent a gap year working in a professional eventing yard as Groom/Rider before graduating with First Class Honours in Industrial Design from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She then worked with one of Australia's leading companies as a User Experience (UX) Designer. She lectures part time at UTS.
Jill Martin represents us in Great Britain. Jill has followed and supported our sport in the UK, Australia and Europe for many years as a volunteer and owner, regularly traveling to events around the UK and Europe. Please do say hello when you see her and feel free to ask any questions you may have about CrossCountry App.
Phil Diacono is responsible for our systems reliability and performance, especially making sure it is secure and can cope with the huge peaks of Badminton and Olympic views. Phil was formerly a systems performance expert with HP (Hewlett Packard)
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