The Pod Canberra is a family owned and run business.

We pride ourselves on our service, product and quality.

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Robert Valk

As Director of VRD Developments Robert uses his building license to build the pods from start to finish. He will project manage your project, expectations and will work with you to get the best result for your POD.

Jacqueline Valk
Co Founder

Previously working in property development, real estate and finance, Jacki overseas the whole operation and is your go-to person for anything you need. She currently handles marketing, sales, project management and customer relations.

Debra Valk

Debra has had over 40 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. She customises each budget on every project and looks after the client financal managers when loans are in place for Pods.

Operations Team

Cindy Liza Alvarez Rarela
Customer relations & Assistant

Cindy started with The Pod in November 2018, She has previously worked with customer service, sales and support. Cindy is a great asset to the team, she creates online site checks, organises site inspections, handles all enquiries and assists Jacki with Client management.

Lira Alvarez
Digital Marketing

Lira started with The Pod in October 2018, she is the digital mind behind the digital marketing of The Pod. She manages: Social media, SEO, newsletter marketing and online enquiries. Lira has worked in many various industries to make her perfect for this role.

Aileen Lozano
Bookkeeper & Financial analyst

Aileen started with The Pod during May 2019, she has come on board to help with the bookkeeping and much more. When you purchase a Pod you’ll be dealing with Deb and Aileen when organising accounts and finances. 

VRD Design team

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matthew lippiatt-sidman
Senior Architect

As the senior designer at VRD Design our partner company. Matt and Rob created and designed what the Pod is today. Matt has been with VRD Design for over 12 years and is in charge of placing your new pod on your block and making sure all of the plans comply with council approvals and disability requirements.

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Timothy Kneebone
Graduate Architect

Tim has been working for VRD Design for over 3 years. He has recently graduated in Architecture at the University of Canberra. Tim and Matt work very well together as a great duo finding the best solutions for our Pod clients.

Check out VRD Design’s other work here