Team

Meet the school camp team that makes your school camp experience easy and enjoyable. Our camp concierge Shannon works with teachers well in advance of a school camp to design just the right itinerary. Once you arrive, the full team gets to work making sure you school camp runs smoothly. Whether it’s just the right food prepared by our chef, or fun, safe and creative activities facilitated by our Activities team, we all pull together to ensure teachers and students feel welcome and fully enjoy the school camp experience.

Riki Karaka - Manager at the Coffs Coast Adventure Centre

Riki Karaka

General Manager

Joined Adventure Centre in 2014

My role varies from day to day, however, my main objective is to ensure that the Coffs Coast Adventure Centre meets its objectives and one of our major objectives is being profitable so we can help the orphaned and underprivileged in Bali Indonesia. Therefore if keeping things running smoothly means I have to facilitate an activity, wash dishes or clean a toilet……then that’s what I’ll be doing.

I have achieved my “Guide” qualification with the Professional Association of Climbing Instructors (PACI) and this qualification gives me a more professional approach to Outdoor Recreation and the management of all levels of clients, including school students. Along with my PACI qualification my ongoing professional development gives me an edge over other “Instructors” and Managers in terms of safety standards, group behaviour management and overall client experience.

Jared Fairall

Assistant Manager / Head Trainer

Joined Adventure Centre in 2013
Shannon Kent - Bookings Manager at the Coffs Coast Adventure Centre

Shannon Kent

Camp Concierge / Bookings Team

Joined Adventure Centre in 2017

Samantha Tobin

Camp Concierge / Bookings Team

Joined Adventure Centre in 2023
Tim Karrasch - Catering Manager and Head Chef at the Coffs Coast Adventure Centre

Tim Karrasch

Head Chef / Catering Manager

Joined Adventure Centre in 2015

Meet Tim our Chef. Tim is a highly experienced Chef, with over 30 years in the catering industry. “I completed my cooking apprenticeship in Brisbane in 1987, before moving to country NSW.

After spending 1992 in Europe, where I worked as a chef at the Bibury Court Hotel in Glostershire UK, I moved to Coffs Harbour where I worked as a chef at Pelican Beach Resort & the Bonville International Golf Resort. In 2015 I came to work here at the Coffs Coast Adventure Centre, starting as a casual chef and also working as an Activities Facilitator. I’m here to meet all your catering needs & I am always up for a chat. I believe in the 3 F’s, Family, Food & Football. Family come first, cooking is my passion & I’m a mad St George Dragons fan. Go the Dragons !!”

Paul Smith

Activity Facilitator / Trainer

Joined Adventure Centre in 2021

My passion is to encourage and lead young people in challenging themselves to achieve outcomes that create growth from within through leading activities that are physical and exciting to be a part of.

As an ex-serviceman, I believe growing the next generation to be self-confident and have the drive to overcome adverse situations with critical thinking through teamwork are all important things to learn in childhood.

Natalie O’Brien

Activity Facilitator / Bookings Team

Joined Adventure Centre in 2023

Jim Wightman

Activity Facilitator

Joined Adventure Centre in 2023

Will Snape

Activity Facilitator

Joined Adventure Centre in 2023

Sandra Maione

Bookings Team / House Keeping

Joined Adventure Centre in 2023

Nicole Deres

House Keeping

Joined Adventure Centre in 2022

Catering Team

Activity Team

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Shannon Kent - Bookings Manager at the Coffs Coast Adventure Centre

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