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A Bit About Me

A Bit About Me

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Catherine (Cath) Bashforth and I’m happy to be the Village Manager at Oak Tree Goonellabah. 

I was born and bred in the Northern Rivers Region but have been living in, and loving Lismore since 2008 when we first made it our home.

The perfect place to start a family, I am enjoying raising my two young children, both of whom will be attending school in the Lismore area when of age.

Time permitting around my family life, I am enjoying connecting with the local community through my interest groups; I’ve recently joined the Lismore Community Choir and look forward to getting involved in some volunteering activities in the future.

Prior to my work with Oak Tree, I worked in marketing for a large accounting firm, and have coordinated many events in my time, including a highlight working on The Country Music Awards of Australia for five years.

I have a love for people which is what inspired me about working in the retirement sector. Oak Tree offers me diverse experience where I can feel good about helping people make positive changes to their everyday living.

Oak Tree cares for their residents and their “can do” attitude is inspiring. I take pride in being part of this dynamic team and look forward to the continued construction of our village, welcoming new residents and being part of their journey to a happy retirement.