About Shellie and Brett

We met when Shellie was 15 years old (Brett was 18) and have been a great team ever since, marrying in 1980 and having two awesome kids who are now fantastic adults. We share a deep commitment to organic and eco principles and are working to provide you with a memorable organic experience during your stay.

Shellie is a Naturopath and Herbalist with over 20 years clinical experience specialising in Natural Fertility Management helping couples achieve a healthy pregnancy and baby; and working with women and their hormonal issues through to menopause. Shellie mentored and trained other naturopaths, conducted seminars, appeared on TV and in print and relished every minute of her very busy life!  In clinic, Shellie recommended safety conscious products to reduce the body’s chemical load and provides the same products for use in the units – with no harmful ingredients we hear so much about. 

Brett (amongst many other things including furniture maker, olive oil producer, nurseryman, landscape gardener) is an organic gardener and is working on transforming Cottonwood’s vegetable garden and orchard for all our guests to enjoy. He propagates heirloom organic seeds in his office – also known as the hothouse and potting shed – and plants them out to grow into amazingly delicious organic vegetables.

We also have several years experience in tourism and hospitality and bring a wealth of know how and experience to Cottonwoods Accommodation and look forward to meeting you and ensuring your stay is truly indulgent. Ask us about anything you have read above, we’d love to elaborate.

Your hosts, Brett and Shellie