I am an environmental practitioner and bring with me a strong background in natural resource management, both in the private and public sectors. My focus is focused on community and stakeholder engagement, skills sharing and contributing to improved environmental outcomes.
Prior to a career shift in 2007, I co-managed a successful manufacturing business for over 15 years, whereupon in 2008 I commenced a degree in Environmental Science and Conservation and Wildlife Biology at Murdoch University. To further build my skillset in practice management techniques and knowledge, I sought to volunteer at Landcare SJ, soon afterwards gaining a position as NRM support officer and working within the natural areas of Serpentine and north Murray, helping the community deliver on key on-ground conservation projects over the next four years.
In 2012, I spread my wings and took flight to broaden my skills and knowledge of catchment management, working directly with other regional environmental groups, aboriginal communities, local government agencies and environmental consultants to deliver on projects focusing on biodiversity and waterways conservation actions.
I have a passion and strong understanding of landscape-scale natural area management, including the ability to identify and implement best practice environmental management solutions for environmental issues.
I am very excited to be back at Landcare SJ and look forward to working with the SJ team. As a local resident of Keysbrook, I am thrilled to be working and supporting our valued stakeholders and local community.
Photo: Johanne Garvey