Dee Van Roevan
How long have you lived in Myrtleford?
A long time, since I was three. I moved twice but have come back on both occasions. How long did the moves last? First time I was gone for two and a half years, the second time about one.
What did you miss about it while you were gone?
The people, I like the community feel, everywhere you go there’s nowhere like home. What’s your job? I’m an integration aid at Myrtleford P-12 College and I do administration work for TDA Performing Arts in Myrtleford. I’m also the manager of PACS Op Shop.
What do you enjoy most about your jobs?
Helping people, all of my jobs involve helping people. That’s what I like, that’s what I get a kick out of.
How long have you been an integration aid? 10 years which is pretty exciting. How did that come about? Working in the school canteen, I bought the school canteen and seeing the amount of kids who couldn’t make change I thought these kids need some extra help so I went to school and studied a Certificate III in Education.
And how long has the Op Shop been open for now?
It opened in February, I had it as a dream for 20 years and am now loving it. It’s raising money for regional kids who are in the performing arts not just dancing.
How long have you been involved with performing arts?
12 years, it started off with my daughter but she is out of it now.
What is a significant issue that Myrtleford faces?
Housing prices. At the moment it’s hard for people who aren’t on huge incomes to live which is why we have three Op Shops in town. We need more jobs and places that offer jobs and that will increase the median income.
If you could bring anyone to Myrtleford who would it be and what would you show them?
I would bring as many people as possible and they can bring some money with them and inject some cash, everyone we bring here loves it.
What are some of the things they could do?
Send them out to Lake Buffalo and some of the walking trails to enjoy the scenery, it’s beautiful.