I joined the Rivervue community of June this year as the Village Manager, I have been with the Tigcorp group since March 2013 as the Assistant Manager at Applewood in Doncaster. When I first drove into the Rivervue village on my first day, I was overwhelmed with the sense of entering a resort; the beautiful gardens, villa’s & the many other facilities available completed the picture. I thought my mum & dad would love being here. The village is located within Avondale Heights and the hustle & bustle of the outside world, is minimal within the walls of the village.
I am part of the Operational team and my job is to contribute and enhance the residents time here and continue to provide excellent customer service to about 111 people living here at the village. My job is quite varied here but my main focus is the residents.
As we are a young and developing village, Social activities are high on my agenda, socializing is a great way to meet new people and make friendships along the way. We offer games nights, happy hour, Indoor bowling competitions,
friendly inter-village games with our sister site Applewood to name a few. I love the interaction with the residents and
I look forward to coming to work.
Property Consultant - Ceri Spain
Following many years in the Retirement industry, in Melbourne and around Australia, in a wide range of roles, across a number of companies I am excited to be part of the team here at Rivervue. The excitement of being in a developing village with the excitement of people making the decision to move into this type of community, and assisting those going through the process of finding out about what it has to offer is a great part of what makes my role so great.
As a very recent grandmother and with lots of outside interests including travel, walking and health & wellbeing, I love the positivity of Rivervue and have been amazed at how quickly the residents have made me feel welcome and part of their lives. they all have great stories to tell and have been wonderful in sharing their experiences to enable me to better assist those thinking of Rivervue as their next step.
In assisting people to find out more about what is involved in moving into a village and how it might work for them, I've been able to use my experience to relate how others have dealt with the same (or similar) situations and helped put people's minds at rest. We're very friendly and so if you have any questions or just fancy a look, come on by and take a look at what it's all about. You'll be glad you did.
Property Consultant - Marius Tekin
Following twelve years in the real estate industry selling lifestyle on the beautiful surf coast and Geelong, I am extremely excited to be part of the very professional team here at Rivervue.
Rivervue has such a friendly, caring and welcoming culture which assists our new residents in having a smooth transition to a new wonderful retirement lifestyle.
The location speaks for itself, encompassing an enviable lifestyle of rolling hillside, golf course views and the relaxed vista of a priceless river outlook. It is hard to believe we are only 10kms form Melbourne’s CBD!
It is great to see the smiles on the residents faces and how proud they are of their home. I feel It is not just a community but a family. I love all sports, enjoy an active lifestyle enjoying live concerns and quality time with my wife and two sons, extended family and many friends.
Village Administrator - Lauren Bentley
I have worked all over Australia in administration and finance roles, and have recently moved from Perth to Melbourne to be closer to my parents and siblings.
My role at Rivervue is to support Sophie and the residents; I look after reception and front of house, speaking directly to residents, clients, friends and family. I also do work for finance and accounts payable.
I am excited about welcoming more and more residents to Rivervue as the village grows with each stage of construction. I love working at our various functions and events through the month as it is a good time when the residents get together for something different.
I am enjoying my time back in Melbourne with my three year old daughter, learning about the city and its suburbs by visiting local cafes, cinemas and live music venues. I like to keep very busy, am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce. I am passionate about avocados!