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General Manager (Aquatic Macrophyte Trainer, Regional Ecosystem Assessor, Dip. Conservation and Land Management, Cert. IV Workplace Training and Assessment, ACDC, Chainsaw Licence)
Phil is a respected local biodiversity expert. With more than 30 years’ experience, he is trusted by private and public landholders to provide sound advice on conservation, property planning, restoration and sustainable land use. He is a charismatic educator who has inspired many school and university students in his 17 years with Noosa Landcare and has dedicated many hours to supporting trainees, Community Jobs program participants and Green Army teams. He has also established a Nature Refuge in Cooran. Phil heads up Noosa Landcare operations and sits on the Management Committee.
Business Development Manager
(B. Regional and Town Planning (Hons), Grad. Cert. in Environmental Management)
Rachel has more than 15 years’ experience in strategic planning, natural resource planning, wildlife and biodiversity management, natural resource management program delivery and cultural heritage management through working in private consulting, local council and regional natural resource management bodies. Rachel helps lead the development of new projects and opportunities for enhancing Noosa Landcare’s strategic objectives and undertaking natural resource management planning activities.
(BA, Dip Applied Science, Master of Natural Resource Studies)
Steve has worked in the forestry industry throughout Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast for over 10 years. He has extensive knowledge of forest planning including social impacts, harvesting and re-establishment design, and owned and operated Mothar Mountain Bushfoods Nursery for five years.
(Dip. Project Management, Dip. Conservation and Land Management, ACDC, Chainsaw Licence)
Paul has 25 years’ experience in natural resource management and has worked with Noosa Landcare for the past seven years. Paul coordinates the on-ground projects with landholders across a variety of disciplines including riparian management, soil and erosion control, weed management and wildlife habitat creation. What started as a passion for conservation led him to acquire and transform his own rural Land for Wildlife property. Paul is currently completing an Environmental Science degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
(Cert. IV Business Administration, Dip. Conservation and Land Management, Cert. IV in Workplace Assessment and Training)
Kim manages the accounts and administration team, the backbone of Noosa Landcare. Kim oversees all human resources, accounts and correspondence dealings for the group and has worked with Noosa Landcare for over 11 years.
Trish owned and operated an engineering business in Sydney for many years before moving to the Sunshine Coast and has held key bookkeeping positions in a number of well-known businesses. Trish undertakes book keeping and project tracking activities for Noosa Landcare.
(B. Arts, Grad. Dip. Office Management, Cert. III in Education Support).
Margie has 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector and has worked as a farmer and teacher aide. Margie has managed the promotional, community education information and social media activities of Noosa Landcare for the past four years.
Project Management & Support Staff
Program Support Officer
(Dip. Conservation and Land Management, Chainsaw Licence, ACDC)
Rae has extensive skills in environmental restoration, particularly in coastal ecosystems and is currently studying Environmental Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Rae assists with small grants writing in addition to working with our field crews.
Nursery and Field Crews
Nursery Manager (Dip Cons Land Management, Cert. III Horticulture, ACDC, Chainsaw Licence)
Ered started as a Trainee at Noosa Landcare in 2002. He then went on to work with the Department of Primary Industries, the environment section of Noosa Council and with the Noosa Landcare conservation services crew. Ered joins us with extensive experience in forestry, farming and natural area work and a life-long fascination with local native plants.
Field Crew Supervisor, (Cert. III Horticulture, Chainsaw Licence, ACDC)
Darrin has been working with Noosa Landcare’s Conservation Services for over nine years, and has acquired specialised skills in developing practical approaches to environmental restoration, plantation establishment and crew management.
Field Crew Supervisor (Chainsaw Licence, ACDC)
Charlie has over 20 years’ extensive experience in sustainable forestry establishment and management and broad-scale weed control in the rural environment. He has worked with Noosa Landcare for the past four years.
Field Crew Supervisor (Chainsaw Licence (Harvesting Trees – Intermediate), ACDC)
Geoff joined Noosa Landcare two years ago and has 30 years’ experience in forestry management and natural resource management, including weed management and stock control through fencing.
Field Crew Supervisor (B. Environmental Science, ACDC)
Kyle enjoys working within the local environment and has been expanding his university-based knowledge with on-ground field based restoration experience for the last two years with Noosa Landcare. His interests lie in environmental education and awareness-raising.
Conservation Services Crew
Nikkita Schonknecht, Neil Scherer, Russell Ping, Pascal Lopez, Lucas Reid, Dean Juzeliunus, Dylan Sparks, Tom Delfatti
Nursery Manager’s Assistant