Meet the Team

With over 25 years’ experience, the Living Valley team has attended to over 10,000 guests, helping every one of them to optimise health and longevity. Members of the Living Valley team are specialists in naturopathic and herbal medicine, remedial therapies and weight-loss, rejuvenation, healing and life extension.

We implement solutions based on the philosophy that our bodies are designed to win, when given the right conditions.

Meet some of our 50-strong team below and discover their qualifications and experience. At Living Valley Springs you will find a passion for enriching and enhancing your life!

Gary Martin ND. AFAIM.

Gary Martin ND. AFAIM.

Co-Founder of Living Valley - CEO

Gary is General Manager and Naturopath, specialising in life enhancement and extension. In 1990 he co-founded Living Valley Springs for the purpose of relieving sickness, suffering and distress - and making life better for as many people as he could. He was awarded the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association Professional Excellence Award in 2008. Gary has built a team of friendly, caring professionals who all live to serve others. His principles in relation to lifestyle, disease and natural healing have helped turn around the health and lives of over ten thousand people.

Giselle Alford

Giselle Alford

Executive Manager

Giselle is the daughter of Gary Martin. With over 25 years’ experience in natural health and healing, Giselle now supervises the entire operation, ensuring that all our guests receive the highest level of personal care. She was head cook from 1995 to 2000. Since then she has worked in every department including gardening, maintenance and cleaning, beauty therapies, massage, reception, accounts, shop, marketing and now management.
Giselle is an enthusiastic health reformer, presenter, wholesome food creator and cooking instructor. She is also a health & wellbeing educator, an author and mother of 3 children. She strives to apply all her experience and skills for the benefit of others.

John (Toby) Tobin. BHSc., ND.

John (Toby) Tobin. BHSc., ND.

Medical Department Manager

Toby's passion for health started at the tender age of 14 when he first joined the Living Valley team in 1993. By the age of 18 Toby had earned diplomas and qualifications in Physiology & Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Remedial Massage, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Sports Injury Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Microscopy. He took study leave from 1998 to 2002 to complete his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and returned as a Doctor of Naturopathy. Toby heads up our medical team, providing decades of wisdom and clinical experience. He lives to bless others and he is here for you!

Samuel Clarke

Samuel Clarke

Marketing Manager / Program Director

Bringing over a decade’s experience as a creative director and marketing professional, combined with a passion to change the health of Australia, one person at a time. Samuel also coordinates the retreat program with the team to make your time at Living Valley the best experience of your life. Have a question or treatment request? Ask away, nothing is too much trouble! Away from the retreat, he’s a keen adventurer and overlander - be it ADV riding, 4x4ing or surfing.

Rodney Flint

Rodney Flint

Operations Manager & Senior Therapist

Rodney is a highly skilled and gifted therapist. He specialises in rectifying structural ailments such as Frozen Shoulder and other mobility limitations. Employed since May 2001, Rodney manages the Operations Team, comprising the Program Director, therapists, kitchen & general staff and the cleaners. Rodney is a crucial member of the team, dedicated to ensuring that all our guests leave the retreat in a far better condition than when they arrived. He has a deep burden for the pain of others, while being gifted with the skills needed to bring relief in most cases. Our guests are truly blessed to have access to such a caring man.

Alan Alford

Alan Alford

Property & Maintenance Manager

Alan is a Director of the Living Valley Springs Corporation. He has been employed on a full time basis since March 1998, and was involved with the development of the retreat since the early 1990's. Alan is a skilled tradesman who makes sure that the property presents well. He also ensures that all the facilities and utilities function effectively for the benefit of our guests. Alan enjoys taking the guests on a Saturday morning expedition to Noosa Beach or a climb up Mt. Cooroora in Pomona. Although Alan spends most of his time maintaining the facility, more than all else, he enjoys spending time with our guests, blessing them and helping them to get the most out of the program.

Management

Gary Martin ND.

Co-Founder – CEO

Giselle Alford

Executive Manager

Sarah Smith

Personal Assistant

Operations

Rodney Flint

Operations Manager

Samuel Clarke

Program Director

John Fenwick

Supervisor

Jenny Cutler

Treatment Scheduling & Personal Assistant

Admin & Guest Booking

Geoff Sargood

Business Manager

Judy Davis

Customer Care Coordinator / Accounts

Cathy Paterson

Receptionist

Sarah Smith

Guest Services

Debbie Martin

Guest Services

Property Maintenance

Alan Alford

Property Manager

Todd Alford

Building & Maintenance

Nathan Palmer

Electrical & Maintenance

Bob Eldridge

Grounds Maintenance

Eli Eldridge

Mechanic & Maintenance

Bill Alford

Electrical & Maintenance

Sarah Smith

Personal Assistant

Medical

John (Toby) Tobin BHSc., ND.

Medical Department Manager – Naturopath

Jessica Gaunt BHSc., ND.

Naturopath

Adrian Hallam BHSc., ND.

Naturopath

Cherie Levy B.BNS; P.G.Dip (Psych); MPsych (Clin.); MAPS.

Psychologist & Wellness Counsellor

Mark Smith

Personal Fitness Trainer

Sarah Smith

Medical Secretary & Records

Health Shop

Julie Palmer

Sales Manager

Marie Alford

Sales Assistant

Melany Clarke

Dispatch & Phone Sales

Gail Alford

Product Packaging

Beauty

Aimee Warren

Beauty Manager

Nicole Cliff

Beauty Therapist

Trudy Tribel

Beauty Therapist

Housekeeping

Michelle Luxford

Housekeeper

Danusha Smith

Housekeeping

Kaigasee Gleeson

Housekeeping

Joy Fenwick

Housekeeping

Nathan Roy

Housekeeping

Marketing

Samuel Clarke

Marketing Manager

Beck Hall

Marketing & Business Development

Therapists

Rodney Flint

Senior Remedial Therapist

John Fenwick

Therapist (Massage Therapy, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Clay Wraps)

Kessy Betz

Therapist (Massage, Colonic Hydrotherapy Therapist, Clay Wraps)

June Huf

Therapist (Colonic Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapist, Clay Wraps)

Robyn Street

Therapist (Remedial Massage, Colonic Hydrotherapy)

Gavin Cloete

Therapist (Clay Wrap Therapy)

Nicole Cliff

Therapist (Remedial Massage, Beauty Therapy, Ionithermie)

Kitchen & Main Centre

Tanya Eldridge

Chief Cook

Kaigasee Gleeson

Cook

Melody Ford

Cook

Gavin Cloete

General Assistant

Kevin Palmer

General Assistant

Tamara Eldridge

Kitchen Assistant

Zaleah Gleeson

Kitchen Assistant

Drew Drake

General Assistant

Zac Luxford

General Assistant

Les Morley

General Assistant

Amaya Smithson

General Assistant

Take the first steps today and contact us now!

Living Valley Springs is your opportunity to take a break, regain control of your health and make a fresh start.

Call our team now on 1800 644 733

International enquires please call +61 7 5485 4344