Our Staff

Manager – Vanessa 

DSC05960_[VN]Vanessa started her NBKC journey via work experience in 2005.

Vanessa is our ‘animal whisperer’ and establishes an instant rapport with guests (four and two legged) and can rattle off who plays with who & what antics they have been up to during the day.

Vanessa updates Instagram and Facebook frequently, to keep owner’s in the loop and provides interesting and factual posts – along with some fantastic photographs (Photographs by Jacinta & Rachel Scadden).

Vanessa and her family began leasing the Kennels from Maddy in October 2016 – and are looking forward to making some upgrades in the future (new Kennels and Cattery).

Junior Management Team

Our junior management team are incredible! They all have one thing in common – they LOVE animals and LOVE working at Nathalia Boarding Kennels. You will see at least one of them here, in their purple shirt, every day of the week.


Our Fabulous Staff

We have approximately 12 staff. Staff not featured below include: Mandie Williams (Vet Nurse), Ashley Keir & Emily Tymensen (School based apprentice).


Rachel & Jacinta Scadden (family) are both keen on photography and consistently capture great moments each time they visit.



Nathalia Boarding Kennels AwardsNathalia Business Excellence Awards

  • 2009 – Judges Choice award (across all categories)
  • 2009 Winner – Excellence in Environment
  • 2009 Winner – Business Private Enterprise
  • 2006 Second – Business Private Enterprise
  • 2006 Winner – Apprentice, Jacinda Barnes

Powercor Moira Shire Business Excellence Awards

  • 2017 Finalist – Excellence in Customer Service
  • 2015 Winner – Excellence in Customer Service
  • 2010 Winner – Business Private Enterprise

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

  • High Achiever – School based trainee, Holly Cottingham