Archives: Team

Kaylee Nelis

  • Kaylee is the heart and soul of the clinic. Always greeting clients with a smile and doing anything she can do to help both.
  • Guilty pleasure: Coke
  • Favourite movie: Ace Ventura – When Nature Calls
  • 3 people you would love to have dinner with: Chrissie Swan, Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley
  • I love podiatry because: I never appreciated Podiatry before working here. Now I can see how it helps people from the ground up and how important that is.
  • Favourite Book: Any book which can be turned into a movie. I like my books read to me.
  • Favourite Place: The Beach. I’ll take it warm or cold.
  • Why do you love Watsonia podiatry: The PEOPLE. Everyone, from our Podiatrists to our patients, are super friendly and kind. I especially love seeing everyone walk out smiling and happy.
  • Favourite quote: “People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.” – Mother Teresa.
  • Surprised to know: I can recite the alphabet backwards.
  • Favourite food: Falafel, I actually drooled, just thinking about it.
  • What “superpower” would you choose? Flying. How awesome would that be?
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I play netball and I enjoy doing anything with my three beautiful boys.

Aaron Dri

  • Aaron Dri completed his Bachelor of Podiatry at LaTrobe University in Bundoora, graduating in 2008. at LaTrobe University
  • Guilty pleasure: Staying in my pyjamas on a Sunday and then order Ubereats as getting dressed is an unreal expectation at that point
  • Favourite movie: Shawshank redemption
  • 3 people you would love to have dinner with: Nelson Mandela, Gary Vaynerchuk, Warren Buffett
  • I love podiatry because: I get to help, but hear and learn from my clients experiences. It is rare that you can do this with so many amazingly different people!
  • Favourite Book: Fantastic Mr Fox – Yes, I know it is a kid’s book. Memories make everything better!
  • Favourite Place: Berlin 2010. The culture, the people, the nightlife, the infrastructure. Amazing place.
  • Why do you love Watsonia podiatry: I get to work with AMAZING staff while helping others feel better and get out of pain.
  • Favourite quote: “Do my ACTIONS match my GOALS” – Gary Vanynerchuk
  • Surprised to know: I can almost ‘Melbourne shuffle’
  • Favourite food: Nigiri sushi – the small bed of rice with the piece of fish on top
  • What “superpower” would you choose? Super reading speed, stealing this one from Warren Buffett
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Coffee, cycling, coffee, food, catching up with friends and usually in that order.

Kelsey McCloskey-Huckin

  • Kelsey completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric Practice at LaTrobe University
  • Guilty pleasure: Reality TV
  • Favourite movie: Unbroken
  • 3 people you would love to have dinner with: Dawn French, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela
  • I love podiatry because: You have the opportunity to help people, you are challenged with something different everyday and you get to meet some amazing patients!
  • Favourite Book: The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Favourite Place: It’s too hard for me to just pick one! England is always a favourite though as my Dad is from England.
  • Why do you love Watsonia podiatry: Warm and welcoming atmosphere, amazing patients and staff.
  • Favourite quote: “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Muhammed Ali
  • Surprised to know: I competed in athletics at a national level from the ages of 10-21, I medalled in long jump almost every year and won the national title twice.
  • Favourite food: Dad’s chicken and vegetable soup or Mum’s minestrone!
  • What “superpower” would you choose? Be able to travel through time
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Travelling the world and going on adventures, keeping fit, spending time with friends and family, brunching

Melissa Kelaiditis

  • Melissa is a fun-loving podiatrist who is always keen for a chat while taking amazing care of her clients feet.
  • Guilty pleasure: Anything sweet, I have a massive sweet tooth!
  • Favourite movie: Shutter Island
  • 3 people you would love to have dinner with: Nigella Lawson, Jameela Jamil and Mary Berry
  • I love podiatry because: Each day and each patient is different, which means I’m constantly learning, not only about podiatry but about my patients.
  • Favourite Book: The Nowhere Child
  • Favourite Place: Florence, Italy
  • Why do you love Watsonia podiatry: I get to work alongside an amazing team, and I get to work with wonderful patients every day.
  • Favourite quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”.- Dr Suess
  • Surprised to know: I can speak double dutch
  • Favourite food: Bahn Mi (Vietnamese pork rolls)
  • What “superpower” would you choose? Teleportation
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Brunching, lunching, dinnering, baking, camping and coffee-ing