The Pod Canberra is a family owned and run business,

therefore we pride ourselves on our product.

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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.

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

Jacqueline Valk
Operations manager

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.

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.

VRD Design team

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Matt Lippiat
Senior Architect

As the senior designer at VRD, Matt and Rob created and designed what the Pod is today. Matt has been with VRD 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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Tim Kneebone
Junior Architect

Tim has recently finished studying Architecture at UC looking forward to graduation. Being with VRD for over 3 years, he and Matt work together as a great duo finding the best solutions for our Pod clients.