Welcome to Libby Yates who has taken on the role of Village Manager at Living Choice Alloura Waters. An official welcome will be held at the village’s Happy Hour on Friday 16th June.
Libby grew up in Emu Plains, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, and has lived in various locations in Sydney. The family now resides in Erina Heights after living previously in Battersea Park and Tooting Bec, London.
Prior to entering the retirement industry, Libby was employed as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and most recently as a surgical/orthopaedic RN at Gosford Private and Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospitals. Some residents may already know Libby as she worked for Coast and Country Primary Care at Erina during the busy COVID period, administering COVID vaccines or COVID tests at the drive-through.
Not one to hesitate, Libby married her husband Steve after a three-day engagement in the Cook Islands. They have been married 27 years. Steve is the CFO at Willoughby Council and a chartered accountant.
Libby is the proud mother of four children. Her eldest, Isabel is 25 years and lives in Lake Cathie and is a lifestyle coordinator at an aged care facility, along with finishing off her degree in teaching and psychology. Hugh is 22 years and recently moved out of home and is studying for a degree in Economics. Jack is 19 years and studying for a Bachelor of Education and lastly, Harry is 16 years and studying at Terrigal High in Year 11. Harry loves to cook, which makes the family extremely happy, and is a sports enthusiast.
Between the family, they have tried every sport known to mankind and are patrolling members at Wamberal SLSC. In addition, Libby also initiated the Duke of Edinburgh program at Wamberal 12 years ago. This has taken her on exciting experiences over the years where they have had to kayak, hike, cycle and sail in places like Fiji, the Whitsundays and Myall Lakes.
Her next adventure will be on a sailing boat in July when she will be supervising a group of Gold Duke of Edinburgh children sailing from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island. Then in September, she will lead a group trekking the Kokoda trail for 10 days.
Libby said her door is always open and she is looking forward to her new role as Village Manager.