Paul and Karen White have joined the team at the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee as the new Assistant Managers at the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park.
Paul was in the police force for 15 years before transitioning to the accommodation and tourism industry.
After working in various locations across Australia, including Warrnambool, Cable Beach, Healseville, Paul and Karen have made Lorne home.
The pair are well versed in accommodation management and collectively have over 20 years experience in the industry.
Karen has worked in a variety of customer service roles over the years including roles at Australian Hearing, the RSPCA and South West Healthcare.
Karen began her career working in the police force as well as a nurse for some time too, before joining Paul in the hospitality and accommodation industry.
Paul said the move to Lorne was an easy decision as he says that he and Karen are “sea people not tree people” after spending the past 15 months managing the Healesville Gateway Caravan Park.
Karen said working in a caravan park was a nice environment and enjoys the dynamic the holiday makers bring to the park.
“I like the interaction with the holiday makers and sharing the good things about the town with our guests, it’s a happy environment,” she said.
The Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park consists of a network of 5 separate caravan parks and camping grounds including Erskine River Park, Ocean Road Camping Ground, Kia Ora Park, Top Bank Camping Ground and Queens Park Camping Ground.
The caravan park is managed by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, and together with the Anglesea Family and Torquay Foreshore Caravan Parks generates 80 per cent of the organisation’s income, which is reinvested back into the coastal reserves, caravan parks and community.