Meet the Team
Project Officer: Grazing Technology & Environmental Services
Local Landcare Co-ordinator / Manager for Strategy Partnerships & Performance
Roger grew up on a citrus orchard near Barham and has worked in a range of natural resource management (NRM), agriculture and food manufacturing functions. Roger's role with WMLIG is to foster relationships and collaboration with stakeholders on programs that support the adaptive capacity of the community. Underpinning this role is his Landcare experience in capacity building, project and contract management. Roger worked at a dairy manufacturing plant at Leitchville, Northern Victoria for 15 years in quality, food safety, food manufacturing, process improvement, wastewater treatment and irrigation re-use, environmental monitoring and systems management. Roger is also a part time Regional Engagement Officer with the MDBA for the Mid Murray Region.
Roger has either initiated or been involved in all projects with WMLIG, projects of note are: The Barham Multidisciplinary Centre, Water for Wildlife and Rice and EVORIL.
Local Landcare Co-ordinator Trainee / Policy & Practice
Amy lives and farms in Moulamein NSW with her partner Andrew and two young children. She holds a Degree in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Melbourne with a focus on social and environmental planning. Amy has a diverse employment background, but most notably worked for a period of five years at the Swan Hill Rural City Council in Statutory Planning and Subdivisions. For the past three years Amy has been farming. Amy’s key areas of focus are in development assessment, community consultation, policy dissemination, and critical review and analysis.
Amy's role includes the development of policies & practices for key WMLIG projects such as the Pollack Swamp Regeneration Project and general operations of the organisation. Through her role as a Landcare Coordinator trainee, she is strengthening her skills in community engagement and project development to continue supporting the local region into the future.
Accounts, Marketing, Quality & Safety Systems
Kate is a local, having grown up on a mixed farming business out of Moulamein and now residing 100km south, in Barham NSW. She has vast experience in marketing, advertising and business, working for over 15 years in advertising agencies based in Bendigo VIC. She also has a strong background in book-keeping administration & Governance, having worked for the Wakool Shire Council before leaving to pursue an innovative venture with the family owned business, 12 Good Eggs.
Kate manages WMLIG accounts, marketing and systems to ensure the organisation continues to deliver high quality outcomes for the community.
Laura is a Moulamein local with an agricultural background. She grew up on a mixed cropping, livestock and horticultural enterprise. She obtained a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Charles Sturt University in 2014 and subsequently worked as a trainee agronomist for three years. In addition to the diverse farming mix she has experienced on the family farm, she has also been able to learn from farmers in America whilst on university exchange.
She is a member of the GRDC Southern NSW Rural Cropping Solutions Network and AgriFutures Rice Advisory Panel, so please feel free to speak to her about any issues or opportunities within the grains and rice industry.
Since joining the Western Murray Land Improvement Group, she has managed projects such as the Mid-row Banding of Nitrogen Trial, Boosting Yield in the Western Murray, Knowing Your Soils and the Barham Business & Technology Forum/Field Days.