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
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 experience on the family farm, she has also been able to learn from farmers in America whilst on university exchange.
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.