Meet The
Godley team

Our people are what make our hotel and café a wonderful place to visit and work! We have an amazing team from around the world who love the relaxed lifestyle, friendly locals, and the incredible landscape of beautiful Lake Tekapo.
our managers

Mika Bertolli

General Manager

My name is Mikaela (Mika) and I’m originally from Brazil but I’ve been living in Tekapo for six years. I love the stunning environment and how safe and peaceful this town is. My passion is music – especially 70s and 80s! – dancing, and my favourite food is crab with vinaigrette dressing.

Katharina Riedel

Operations Manager

Hi, my name is Katharina (Kat) and I’m from Germany. I’ve lived in Tekapo for seven years and I love the beautiful landscape and friendly locals. My hobbies are singing, gardening, and travelling!

Front office
Claudia Vasquez Torres

Front Office Manager

I’m Claudia from Peru and I’ve been in Tekapo for nearly six years. I love organising things Marie Kondo style, painting mandalas, and making my favourite dish, eggplant lasagne. I enjoy working at reception and meeting new people!

Jack Rabbit Café

Paula Machado Brain

Café and Restaurant Manager

Hi, I’m Paula from Brazil! I’ve lived in New Zealand for seven years and Tekapo for three. I love the tranquillity of this beautiful town. My passions are yoga and meditation, and my favourite meal is lasagne. I hope to see you soon at our Jack Rabbit café!

Housekeeping & Maintenance

Lalaine Pasaol

House Keeping Manager

My name is Lalaine and I’m from the Philippines. I’ve lived in Lake Tekapo for 12 years and I love the wonderful scenery in this gorgeous town. I enjoy baking, dancing, and can never say no to pork crackling and crispy pata, my favourite Filipino dish!