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 a Naturopath specialising in life extension. In 1990 he co-founded Living Valley Springs, which is now known as Australia’s leading Wellness Centre. He was awarded the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association Professional Excellence Award in 2008. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. 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 manages the entire operation. 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, sales, 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.

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.

Samuel Clarke

Samuel Clarke

Marketing Manager

On a mission to change the health of Australia, one person at a time! Known to sprout facts such as: 61% of Australians are now overweight. Lifestyle related diseases are going to be the biggest burden on our health system in only a couple of years.
Samuel brings over a decade’s experience as a multidisciplinary creative professional. Passionate about pushing creativity to communicate across media. Away from the retreat, he’s a keen adventurer and overlander - be it ADV riding, 4x4ing or surfing.

Management

Gary Martin ND.

Co-Founder of Living Valley – General Manager

Giselle Alford

Executive Manager

Sarah Smith

Personal Assistant

Marketing

Samuel Clarke

Marketing Manager

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

Grant Harvey

Provisional Psychologist & Wellness Counsellor

Mark Smith

Personal Fitness Trainer

Sarah Smith

Medical Team Assistant

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

Gavin Cloete

Housekeeping

Joy Fenwick

Housekeeping

Nathan Roy

Housekeeping

Operations

Rodney Flint

Operations Manager

John Fenwick

Supervisor

Tanya Eldridge

Supervisor

Jenny Cutler

Treatment Scheduling & Personal Assistant

Therapists

John Fenwick

Therapist (Massage Therapy, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Clay Wraps)

Kessy Betz

Massage, Colonic Hydrotherapy Therapist, Clay Wraps

June Huf

Colonic Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapist, Clay Wraps

Stacey Hildebrand

Massage Therapy & Lymphatic Drainage

Robyn Street

Massage Therapy

Gavin Cloete

Clay Wraps

Nicole Cliff

Massage Therapy

Kitchen

Kate Drake

Kitchen Assistant

Kevin Palmer

Kitchen Assistant

Tamara Eldridge

Kitchen Assistant

Kaigasee Gleeson

Kitchen Assistant

Ezra Eldridge

Kitchen Assistant

Kayleigh Ellis

Kitchen Assistant

Jake Davies

Kitchen Assistant

Shalana Shaw

Kitchen Assistant

Zaleah Gleeson

Kitchen Assistant

Drew Drake

Kitchen 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