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Jodie and Paul were both born in the UK, Paul in Bedforshire, Jodie in Hertfordshire. They both emigrated to Australia when they were 9 years old
Paul’s family moved to Adelaide, Jodie’s to a small town in Western Australia.
Paul has had a successful Hospitality career spanning the last 20 years, specializing in retail liquor before moving back to his home state of Adelaide to study and whilst there furthered his passion for wine, working in the Barossa Valley.
Once Paul moved West he made the transition into accommodation, managing in Four Star Accommodation before going on to manage apartment style properties – Paul has the dedication and passion to thrive in Hospitality and is a well-respected man in the industry.
Jodie’s first job was being a mother to her beautiful children.
When her children started primary school she went into partnership in a startup business in fiberglass and polyurethane technology ,which grew into a successful company in which she was the CEO of for 9 years.
During that period she was also studying Occupational therapy, working in many hospitals in Western Australia, focusing in the area of mental health leading her to be the sub-acute manager for a major hospital in western Australia.
Jodie is currently completing her Psychology & Social Science PhD.
Whilst Jodie took a hiatus from work to continue her studies, Jodie and Paul took the first step into working together by managing a property in Alice Springs. Jodie soon found her new passion, in hospitality.
After their management position came to an end in the NT they took some short term management roles in food and hospitality, before relocating to Hopetoun and taking on the role of managing Hopetoun Motel and Chalets.
They love the natural beauty and organic environment that is Hopetoun, and along with their Border collie puppy thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord of activities Hopetoun has to offer, whether it be driving along the rugged coastline, bushwalks in the Fitzgerald river national park or more notably fishing the array of beaches this coastline has to offer we truly feel blessed to live and work in this region of WA.
Together with their life experience are committed to being an integral part of the Hopetoun community for years to come.