A bit about me...
I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Rodney (Rod) Sawtell and I'm delighted to be the Village Manager at Oak Tree Retirement Village Tamworth.
I grew up in Boggabri and did most of my schooling there and in Gunnedah. Having never strayed too far from the New England region, I now call Tamworth home and have happily lived here for the past 18 years. Tamworth is a proud rural township with all of the modern conveniences to suit my lifestyle and family needs. My children have always thrived in the community, have gone to school locally and no doubt will always consider it home.
Prior to commencing work at Oak Tree I spent the bulk of my career working in the telecommunications and finance sectors as well as dabbled in the fast food industry. Searching for something more meaningful in my career, I found Oak Tree and welcomed the opportunity to share in the rich experiences of seniors and help them take the steps towards a new chapter in life; retirement and all of the positives that come with it. The residents at Tamworth and the staff throughout the broader Oak Tree Group have been so welcoming and I'll take great pleasure in helping the village continue to grow and wishing residents a warm welcome home.