Staff Profiles

Joel Morris

Joel Morris

Owner/Director and Team Leader of Bushland Conservation Management

Joel has passionately and tirelessly led his team of bush regenerators across varying eco systems striving for best practice methods. Joel is one of those guys who seem to have an inbuilt GPS system! Joel started in conservation back in 2005 and holds a Diploma in Conservation and Land Management and a Diploma in business management.

Favourite Native fauna: Black-Breasted Button Quail – Turnix Melanogaster a beautiful quail that is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ in QLD. There are only small pockets of populations left with its habitat severely under threat from land clearing and feral animal predation.

Favourite Ecosystem: Coastal Heath & Eucalyptus forest

Favourite Native flora: Banksia Sp.

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Being able to work outdoors in one of the best places in the world and the knowledge that I am helping regenerate, create and protect resilient habitat across all ecosystems.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Scrub itch

Favourite hobbies: Anything sport, the beach, fungi forays, Banjo/Didgeridoo, bush walks.

Kim Morris

Kim Morris

Owner Manager of Bushland Conservation Management

Kim has been in the environmental field since 2001 as a horticulturalist specialising in Australian natives that led her onto obtaining her Diploma in Conservation and Land Management. Kim has been passionate about animals her whole life and absolutely loves her role in the business which involves nest box construction and installation, managerial duties, community group work, workshops and bush regeneration.

Favourite Native Fauna – Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Australians are incredibly privileged to have such a beautifully unique and special marsupial call only Australia home. Tree clearing laws must be tightened to save this iconic species which sits as an umbrella for all wildlife.

Favourite eco system – Dry schlerophyll Forest and Mulga

Favourite Native Flora – Eucalyptus species

Favourite part of your job – Actively taking part in processes to restore, enhance and create habitat for our local wildlife and getting as much environmental education out there as possible.

Hobbies – Wildlife care, Gardening, Horse riding, Bush walking – flora and fauna forays, seed collection and propagation.

Amy Rosenbrock

Amy Rosenbrock

Team Leader

Amy’s plant identification is extensive after more than 10 years as a bush regeneration professional.

Amy has been with us since 2015 and holds a Diploma in Conservation and Land Management.

Favourite Native fauna: Cat Bird

Favourite Ecosystem: Wallum/Rainforest

Favourite Native flora: Native Tamarind Diplogottis australis

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Working in the bush all day and seeing the changes over the years.

Least favourite part of bush regeneration: Ticks and other bitey things.

Favourite hobbies: Surfing, CrossFit, tennis.

Cindy O’Connor

Cindy O’Connor

Bush regeneration team member and on call team leader.

Cindy has been with us since late 2014 and holds a diploma in conservation and land management and has been in the conservation field since 2006.

Favourite Native fauna: It is so hard to choose just one but I would say all birds especially Birds of Prey. And I also love Feathertail Gliders.

Favourite Ecosystem: Rainforest

Favourite Native flora: All figs especially the strangling kind.

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Working outside, making a difference to the environment and working on the beach

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: TICKS AND LEECHES!!

Favourite hobbies: Travelling, Snorkelling, Kayaking, and Stand up Paddle Boarding.

Lachlan McDonald

Lachlan McDonald

Bush regeneration team member

Lachy holds a Bachelor in Environmental science & has been with us since 2015. Lachlan has been in the conservation field since 2014.

Favourite Native fauna: Pelican

Favourite Ecosystem: Dry Schlerophyll forest

Favourite Native flora: Barbed wire grass – Cymbopogon refractus

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Working outside and having a new “office” to work in every day

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Anything that can bite or sting

Favourite hobbies: Playing guitar and relaxing at the beach

Kara Reading

Kara Reading

Bush regeneration team member

Kara holds a diploma in Conservation and Land Management and started with us in early 2013 Kara led our team in a supervisory role before leaving to start a family and returned to us in 2018!

Favourite Native fauna – Macropods or Koalas

Favourite Ecosystem – Coastal Heath with heaps of wild flowers but also really love the rainforest with heaps of birds.

Favourite Native Flora – Hovea acutifolia (one of the first I ever learned).

Favourite part about bush regeneration – working in different ecosystems around the Sunshine Coast.

Least favourite part of bush regeneration – Ticks and Scrub itch.

Favourite Hobbies – Surfing, Mountain bike riding, CrossFit, cricket and going to watch bands play.

Ben McDonald

Ben McDonald

Bush regeneration team member

Ben holds a Bachelor of Environmental Practice majoring in Corporate Environmental

Management and Urban Environments and Landscape Designs. Ben brings bags of positive energy and always keen to get stuck in.

Favourite Native fauna:
Eastern grey kangaroo (macropus giganteus)

Favourite Ecosystem:
Temperate rainforest

Favourite Native flora:
Blue banksia (banksia plagiocarpa)

Favourite part about bush regeneration:
Helping to conserve our unique flora and fauna is a strong passion of mine and I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help restore some of the Sunshine Coast’s most beautiful natural areas.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration:
Biting insects

Favourite hobbies:
Hiking, surfing, photography, camping, literature, and geopolitics.

Joe McMaster

Joe McMaster

Bush regeneration team member

Joe brings great energy, enthusiasm and  a thirst for knowledge.

Currently studying for his Diploma in Conservation and Land Management

Favourite Native fauna:
Eastern Osprey / Eastern Yellow Robin

Favourite Ecosystem:
Subtropical Rainforests 

Favourite Native flora:
Phebalium Woombye

Favourite part about bush regeneration:
Seeing a visible transformation of the bushlands we work accross over time.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration:
The mosquitos

Favourite hobbies:
Music, beach, strategy games, anything creative

Reyce Hall

Reyce Hall

Bush regeneration team member

Reyce brings youthful enthusiasm and a can do attitude.

Currently studying Environmental Science at Sunshine Coast University.

Favourite Native fauna:
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

Favourite Ecosystem:
Mangrove Forest or Rainforest.

Favourite Native flora: 
Sandpaper Fig (Ficus Coronata).

Favourite part about bush regeneration:
Working outdoors in a variety of ecosystems and making a positive difference to the environment.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration:
Ticks!

Favourite hobbies:
Surfing, 4wding and Camping on the beach.

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