- Special skills / qualifications
- Honours Degree (Conservation Biology) – Habitat suitability modelling of Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies (Petrogale penicillata) in the Grampians National Park and Black Range State Park.
A member of the Ancient Order of the Wombat Catchers, as well as the A-team of sea turtle catchers!
- What did you do before AWC?
- Prior to taking on the role of Field Ecologist, I worked as an Interpretation Officer at the Mornington & Charnley River-Artesian Range Sanctuaries, and before that as a southwest region Intern.
I have also worked for several universities, government and conservation organisations on various research programs and nature interpretation roles.
- Favourite animal protected by AWC
- Woylie (Bettongia penicillata) – it was a very special experience to live among, and observe these curious and charismatic critters at Karakamia.
- Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
- There are so many wonderful places on every Sanctuary…particularly special to me are: Grevillea Gorge (Charnley River-Artesian Range), Lady Gorge (Mornington) and the jetty (Faure Island).
- Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
- Monjon (Petrogale burbidgei), Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Tenkile (Dendrolagus scottae)….and every other animal too, observing it in its natural environment.
- If you could visit any three places on the planet
- I would love to experience the spectacular landscapes and wondrous diversity of Antarctica, Papua New Guinea and South America.
- Other interesting stuff
- I like to think that EVERYTHING I do is interesting…otherwise there is not much point doing it!