Our People

Meet Sam

DipMan, DipOHS

Sam joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in October 2017 as a Lifestyle Support Worker. Her favourite aspect about working for the organisation is "the atmosphere" stating that "it doesn't feel like a job, it feels like I'm at home". Sam is passionate about helping others and outside of work enjoys spending time with her family, dogs and goats. She is an avid music fan, whose favourite bands are Metallica and Suzie Quattro. 

Meet Raeli

DipProfCouns, DipBusMgt

Raeli joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in October 2018 and is the Senior Roster Officer. Prior to joining the organisation, Raeli worked in a variety of roles across both the mental health and disability industries. Raeli notes that her favourite aspect about working for the organisation is “the way in which they value their employees”. Outside of work, Raeli enjoys going to concerts and festivals and spending time with her family.   

Meet Samita

DipCommServ, BA

Samita joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in December 2016 and is currently a Lead Practitioner for the organisation. Prior to joining the organisation, Samita has worked in the Community Services industry for over 7 years in a variety of roles. Samita’s favourite aspect about working for Rural Lifestyle Options Australia is interacting with staff and participants. She enjoys being part of the team and can see the potential of the organisation to achieve better outcomes for its participants. Outside of work, Samita enjoys spending time with family, cooking and dancing. Samita also possesses a Certificate IV in Disability and a Certificate IV in Community Services Work.

Meet Helena

DipFit

Helena joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in November 2015 and is currently a Lifestyle Support Worker for the organisation. Helena’s favourite aspect about working for the organisation is the variety of participants and the things she learns from them. Helena notes that she also enjoys making a difference in improving the quality of life of our participants. Outside of work, Helena enjoys animals, rescuing wildlife and motorcycle riding. 

Meet Sally

 

Sally joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in March 2018 and is a Customer Service Assistant. Prior to joining the organisation, Sally accumulated over 15 years experience in a variety of roles across both the administration and retail industries. Sally notes that her favourite aspect about working for the organisation is the people, both participants and staff alike. Outside of work, Sally enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and camping. Sally possesses a Certificate III in Business Administration.  

Meet Noah

 

Noah joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in September 2015 as a Lifestyle Support Worker and has 5 years experience supporting people with disabilities. His favourite aspect about working for the organisation is the interaction with the participants. Noah is passionate about his work and he personally enjoys watching the participants progress in their life goals stating that “it is really amazing”. In his spare time Noah enjoys watching Rugby Union, NRL, Soccer and going to the movies with friends. Noah possesses a Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Disability.

Meet Fiona

 

Fiona joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in February 2011 as a Lifestyle Support Worker. Fiona states that her "aim is to assist in providing support in a caring way that enhances the development in others". Outside of work, Fiona enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the movies, reading and gardening. Fiona possesses a Certificate III in Education Support.   

Meet Sheryl

 

Sheryl joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in March 2003 as a Lifestyle Support Worker. Her favourite aspect about working for the organisation is the knowledge she has gained advocating for participants while supporting them to achieve their goals. Sheryl notes that she loves "how the organisation supports participants to engage in activities within the community". Outside of work, Sheryl enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, bush walking and painting.  Sheryl possesses a Certificate III in Disability and Certificate III in Aged Care.  

Meet Racheal

Racheal joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in April 2018 and is an NDIS Intake and Supports Coordinator. Prior to joining the organisation, Racheal had an extensive background in account management and more recently in Supports Coordination and Local Area Coordinator roles for the NDIS. Racheal is passionate about disability and is a strong advocate for people’s rights stating that she believes “everyone deserves to have choice and control in their lives”. Outside of work, Racheal enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and playing with her two chihuahuas.   

Meet Rachael

Rachael joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in December 2010 as a Lifestyle Support Worker. Her favourite aspect about working for the organisation is helping the participants learn new skills. Rachael notes that one of the most rewarding aspects of her role is watching a participant fulfil a new goal which she has assisted in facilitating. Outside of work, Rachael enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on bush walks, being active and following creative pursuits. Rachael possesses a Certificate III in Disability.

Meet Dillon

Dillon joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in April 2017 as a Lifestyle Support Worker. His favourite aspect about working for the organisation is being outdoors and involved in the wider community. Prior to joining Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, Dillon used to visit schools to promote the development of Rugby League among rural communities. Dillon notes he is an avid dog breeder, is very family orientated and enjoys spending time at the beach. He is an accredited Level II Australian Rugby League Referee, Level II Australian Rugby League Coach and has a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management. 

Meet Annett

Annett joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in May 2017 and is a Senior Customer Service Officer. Prior to joining the organisation, Annett has held several people focused roles and recently worked in a program that supported parents and carers of children with Autism. Annett notes that her favourite aspect of working for Rural Lifestyle Options Australia is meeting the participants and learning more about them. Outside of work, Annett enjoys playing board games with her children, cooking, socialising with friends, listening to music and watching movies.

Meet Helen

 

Helen joined Rural Lifestyle Options Australia in August 2012 as a Lifestyle Support Worker. Her favourite thing about working here is the happy environment the organisation provides. She also loves working with the people - both staff and participants. In Helen's spare time she enjoys go-karting on dirt tracks, partaking in craft work, gaming, kayaking and listening to music. Overall Helen feels "Rural Lifestyle Options Australia is an awesome place" and is inspired by the people she supports. Helen possesses a Certificate III in Disability.