Karen Moad is a vibrant, energetic, and outgoing businesswoman who is passionate about people, wellness, environment and helping others. She is the Managing Director of a destination Lifestyle Centre, Rivers of Yarrambat, that features a Garden Centre & Gift Shop, Café, Functions + Events Centre, Health + Wellness Centre, Fitness, Pilates & Yoga Studio and employs over 80 people from within the local community. Her passion for community has included involvement in her local tourism Association and through offering community programs through her business such as fundraising, food swaps and special interest groups and as a presenter for a local Gardening Program with her own cooking segment to inspire people about healthy food and how to use their excess homegrown fruit and vegetables. Karen is the president of the International Garden Centre Association. She has a keen interest to education and with combining her love of gardening, food, health and wellbeing co-runs a retreat company called Mack and Bosco Lifestyle Retreats where she cooks health inspired food and teaches mediation and qigong. Living in the green wedge on an 100 acre farm with her husband and two young sons, she tends to acres of gorgeous gardens, grazing cattle, grows all her own fruit and vegetables and also keeps her own bees.