Staff Profiles

Jenni Douglas – Program Co-Ordinator

Jenni Douglas 150422Hi I’m Jenni, I live locally in Gawler with my partner Martin & our 2 Spoodle puppies Amico & Luca.

I’ve been involved at Riverdell for since 2000 & benefited by its welcoming atmosphere and generosity of spirit shared by those who live and work here. Over the time I’ve experienced a blossoming and deeper understanding of my spiritual self and an increased self resilience and trust in my skills and capacities.

I have a work background in the community services sector, working with children, young people and people with disabilities.

I am passionate about empowering myself and the community to respect our land and the planet and live more sustainably. This is expressed in my voluntary role as Chair at the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre.

My other passion is creating opportunities for children and adults to experience creative expression of their spirituality and sharing that together.

My role at Riverdell as Program Co-Ordinator is a wonderful opportunity to express my passion for community building and discovering our creative strengths and capacities through learning together

I’m delighted to support all that Riverdell has to offer, as I have benefited extensively from its presence in my life.

Rachael Anderson – Program Assistant

Rachael Anderson 2015Hi, I’m Rachael.  I’m the latest addition to the Riverdell staff from Nov 2015.   I live in Gawler with my husband and two children.  I’ve been on my yoga journey for 14 years.  I really enjoy working with and helping people.  As a result, I decided to become a Yin Yoga instructor and finished my training in 2015.  I’ve been offering yoga at Riverdell ever since!  I love teaching yoga here and being part of the Riverdell magic.

I love being at Riverdell – I love the people, the sense of community, the respect that is shown amongst us, so that our individuality is honoured.  It’s a very nurturing place.

I also love spending time with friends and celebrating life.   And I look forward to seeing where my spiritual growth will lead me in the future.   I’m very interested in mind-body-spirit – body work is really important to me.  That’s what I love about yoga.

I look forward to meeting you!


Jude Fenton, Office Assistant

Jude Fenton July 2015My name is Jude Fenton and I have been working at Riverdell Spiritual Centre as  Office Assistant since August 2006.

I have been married to my wonderful husband Steve for 30 years and we have two beautiful children, a son and a daughter.

Born in Gawler I attended the local primary and high school. Earlier in my career I spent six years with the Australian Army followed by seven years working as a data processor for the South Australian Police dept in Adelaide. These were rewarding, and gave me a chance to travel, but I still felt that there was much more to life.

Riverdell is a wonderful place to spend time, so for me, working here is a real blessing. When I walk onto the property I feel a sense of welcome and belonging and this is what I connect with. Riverdell is also a place where I can be myself and allow all that is great to connect with others. I have made life-long friendships which I treasure. I love meeting new people and having opportunities to get to know them in an environment that focuses on what is right with us.


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