Jodie started HandyBelles three years ago when she finished singing with Opera Australia. She wanted to create a company that worked for the whole family. Three years later HandyBelles has a team of 40 ‘Belles’ and ‘Beaus’, all in employment that enables them to put their family first. Employees can work between school hours if they need to be at the school gate for their kids. This allows a good work/life balance which is a priority for Handybelles.
Jodie herself is a mum of two young girls. When she’s not overseeing the policies and procedures at HandyBelles HQ, she can be found in front of the easel painting portraits in oil. She has a passion for all things artistic. She is also a keen calligrapher and a conducts The Cobbitty Community Choir every Wednesday night. Every year Jodie and her Choir perform at ‘Opera in the Barn’ at Denbigh, a yearly charity concert Jodie inaugurated in 2018 to raise funds for local Macarthur-based charities.
HR Manager/Team Leader
Susan has been the owner of a family business for over 30 years, managing staff and customer service.
Susan will attend a ‘Meet and Greet’ with every new HandyBelles client to ensure that our services are tailored specifically to their needs. She also regularly visits our existing clients so that they feel confident and comfortable with our service and have the opportunity to raise any concerns.
Susan is committed to providing all our clientele with a positive and caring experience. She is constantly reviewing staff performance and training new employees to maintain the highest standards possible.
Manager of Hume Office - 0414 612 919
Kurt is a proud northeast local who enjoys making life just that little bit easier for his HandyBelles clients.
He is a qualified Electrician and computer expert but what really motivates him is the freedom and excitement of operating his own business and the satisfaction that comes with really helping people.
Kurt first came to the Albury region as an apprentice in the army in the early 90’s. After living all over Australia, he and his wife Kelly (Jodie’s twin sister) were drawn back to the relaxed pace of the Northeast and now enjoy the beauty and lifestyle of the region with their two teenage children.
Abigail met Jodie 4 years ago when their daughters were in the same dance class. At the time Jodie was starting her business and Abigail was doing her studies and training to become an art therapist. They spent many hours chatting away and sharing their interest in art. They both recognised the power of art as therapy. They have joined together and are excited about the opportunity to bring art therapy to the local community.
Registered art therapist and member of ANZACATA.
Born into a family of art lovers, Abigail understands the importance of exposure to art is early in life.
Abigail has been involved in her husband’s photography business for the past 20 years and enjoys working with a large range of people from different backgrounds, traditions and beliefs.
For the past 4 years Abigail has been running school holiday workshops at local libraries focusing on the process and the well-being of the participants. Abigail is passionate about creating a safe and contained space to encourage creativity and the freedom to express feelings through art making.
After completing her training as an art therapist she decided to expand her knowledge about mental health, age care and dementia care.
Interest: Textile art, watercolours and photography. Passionate about the importance of mental health and early exposure to art.