THIS IS EDEN... with Jenny Robb of Kiah Wilderness Tours

How long have you lived/worked in Eden?

I grew up out west in Griffith and moved here in 1980 with my then boyfriend - one of the Davidsons - so I think I'm almost a local now. I was blown away at how beautiful the place is - still am. We moved to Kiah in 1982 where I brought my kids up and am still out here. I think I'm here to stay now.

What do you like most about your job?

I get to show people how beautiful this place is. It's a joy to hear them say "wow"!

What do you like least about your job?

The set up and clean up part of it isn't great. And there's also the admin...

What's your favourite place in Eden and/or the Bega Valley?

Kiah River and all the beautiful beaches around us.

If you won $1million what would you do first?

Probably help a few of my friends and family out and do lots of travelling.

What is one thing you cannot live without?

Coffee! And being near the water.

What are three words that describe Eden best?

Resilient, unique, captivating.

What do you think Eden needs the most as a community?

Collaboration, co-operation, and teamwork. Eden was absolutely booming when I got here and there was plenty of money in town. When fishing and forestry downsized and the cannery closed, it was tough for many and we lost a lot of people. We've been through floods and fires, industry declines and a lot of change which has been hard to take. I think that even though we all have differences of opinion, we all share a love of this place so let's just be kind to each other.

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