What does it take to be a successful accommodation officer? The skills of a hotel manager, student counsellor, court mediator, logistics director all combined with a sense of humour and lots of patience. These three Ladies have it all.
Lori, Cath and Jo
Homestay Manager, Jo Porter has run the department for the last 6 years, overseeing over 1600 providers with 500 families currently hosting. She loves a joke and we can hear her laughter all around the office. 6 am on a Sunday morning you will find her walking her dog on one of our beautiful beaches.
After backpacking around Australia, Cath and her family settled in Noosa and wouldn’t live anywhere else. Her daughter Lilly is a talented dancer and her youngest son Ethan is a gifted surfer, so you will usually find Cath chasing the waves at the weekends. She meets all our students, as she covers both reception and homestay duties and everyone appreciates her gentle caring manner.
Lori Rayner grew up in Naroom, a picturesque seaside town in southern New South Wales. As well as host family placements, Lori is responsible for our student houses. Maybe this is why she enjoys her Friday sunset cocktails so much? At the weekends you will find her enjoying the quiet peace of our National Park.