River's End Retreat

The custodians - Trudy and Jamie

She loves food… especially that it is often food that is the catalyst that brings people together!

Trudy is a passionate and generous cook (she is “NOT a chef”!) She creates amazing, delicious, visually stunning (did we say delicious?) feasts, snacks, banquets, cakes….. the list is long, and Jamie’s waist-line is testament….

Jamie Bishop is Bishops Assistance … (and viceversa)

With a rich and varied thirty-five years experience in the tourism & hospitality business in Australia, Jamie operates as a consultant, well-versed in a broad range of operations, marketing, media and promotion.

His experience includes all aspects of hotel operations and marketing as well as tv, web and social media.

During his six years full time with Rydges Hotels & Resorts, he was closely involved with its development from inception to 27 operations. During his time with Rydges, his roles encompassed all facets of strategic planning, marketing and development of the hotel and restaurant operations.

He studied Hotel & Restaurant Management and graduated from Regency Hotel school, SA. He also attended Cornell University USA (CPD programme) where he majored in Hotel Marketing, and has spoken at industry conferences within Australia and overseas in the areas of marketing & event management.

With good friend and partner Ian Heydon, he also co-founded, developed and then sold Getaway On-Line – Getaway TV show’s web site. He then worked with the Nine Network & ACP Publications on Getaway & Postcards TV Victoria producing travel and brand funded segments and specials.

In 2004 he helped launch WTFN Entertainment – a dynamic television/media production company based in Melbourne Australia, and still continues to consult on special projects with them.

Jamie also has assorted business interests in web development, application and training. He offers assistance in marketing and business development – his internet assistance includes media development, strategy and management.