Roger Burrell - People of O-town
It was on Roger Burrell’s very first trip to Orange, three years ago, that he decided he would move here one day, although that came about sooner than he and his family imagined.
Born and raised in country Victoria, Roger has had a diverse career. After studying economics and accounting at university in Melbourne (while also serving as an army reservist), he built a successful business for himself selling audio-visual and conferencing equipment.
“I had a house paid off and I just thought I'd take some time to explore life. So, at 29, I closed up the business and then for about ten years I worked on and off for and travelled a lot!
“I'd do any job; I read water metres in Sydney, so I've literally I've walked Parramatta Road and the whole North Shore. I then got into web design, digital marketing, I’ve worked in real estate, and renewable energy work — sizing systems for solar hot water and solar power, then as a business development manager, sales manager for a company.”
Since moving to Orange, Roger’s taken on cellar door work and spent the last five months as a vintage Cellar hand. He has now returned to real estate, accepting a role with One Agency.
“I'm not going anywhere; this is home. I'm working in an industry, which I love. It doesn’t feel like I’m working. I get to get up in the morning and help people.
“I practice yoga and meditation regularly and I like to bring that philosophy into everything I do — observing and being in the moment, being present. I'm at the age now where that is what’s important to me.”