Lindsey Ruster

Lindsey Ruster grew up in upstate New York in the United States of America.

She works as an auditor with one of the big four accounting firms in the world and has been working in one of the big four consulting companies for 13 years.

While on a hiking trip in Guatemala, Lindsey met her now partner, Steve who lives and works in Northern Tasmania. One of them had to move for them to be together.

Lindsey’s firm offered to transfer her to Australia, and she has been able to work with the Melbourne office while living in Launceston first on a FIFO basis. With the Covid 19 pandemic, she is working remotely fully.

Lindsey has been living here for a few months, and she likes the Northern Tasmanian food and wine hub. She also appreciates the sense of community and the friendliness of the people.

“I like that I can participate in so many outdoor activities easily such as parks, wilderness adventure, bike trails and hiking,” she said.

“I also appreciate the easy commute to the airport.”

Lindsey said you are looking to raise a family and own your home, then Launceston is the place for you.

She believes that attracting a more diverse and talented population will help Launceston on her way to becoming the best version of itself.

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