Welcome to the Website of
Rod and Deb Setterlund
New Release: No Mountain Too High
We are excited to announce the release of Rod's first book,
No Mountain Too High.
10% of all proceeds will be donated by the author to the Nepal Australia Friendship Association
To learn more about the book, click below.
To purchase a copy, click below.
If you live outside Australia and wish to purchase a book, please contact Rod directly.
About the Setterlunds
Rod and his wife Deborah live in Brisbane, Australia, and they have both been busy in recent years writing about their experiences as volunteers of a small, international aid organisation supporting development projects in Nepal.
They have been involved with the volunteer-run Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA) since 2000, travelling nearly 30 times to Nepal, at their own expense, to access and monitor NAFA-funded projects. Rod has been President of NAFA since 2007, and Deborah is NAFA's Research and Evaluation Officer.
In the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Rod and Deborah were awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition of their service to the Nepalese people.
Rod was born in Canada. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master's in Social Welfare, Administration and Planning. He was also a Chartered Accountant. In addition to his auditing and consultancy career, he worked for over twenty years in the Queensland Department of Communities in policy development, funding and management training of community-based services including homelessness, childcare, neighbourhood centres, domestic violence and Indigenous-managed NGOs.
Dr Deb Setterlund had an academic position in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Queensland for 25 years and in retirement serves as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the school. She provides guest lectures and workshops in community development. Dr Setterlund has published widely in academic journals and is experienced in community development practice and evaluation, women's education, community health and capacity building.
Since both Rod and Deb retired from paid work, they have continued to volunteer with NAFA, a role that became even busier after the devestating earthquakes in 2015. Their other joy is sharing time with family and friends, and they are grateful that their two daughters (Kim and Angela), granddaughter (Heidi), and son-in-law (Scott) also live in Brisbane.
No Moutain Too High
If you are a curious traveller, community-development practitioner, have an interest in Nepal, remote village life or the experiences of communities recover from disaster, No Mountain Too High will entertain, educate and inspire readers.
To read more about No Mountain Too High, click here.