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.

Greg Baker

Greg Baker

Environmental Technical Officer

Greg holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Masters in Urban & Environmental planning and has been with us since 2015 and has been in the environmental field since the year 2000.

Favourite Native fauna: Galah

Favourite Ecosystem: Open Woodland

Favourite Native flora: River Red Gum

Favourite part about bush regeneration: I love working outside in nature and making a difference to the environment.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Scrub itch

Favourite hobbies: Photography, sport, learning languages, travel, fishing, spending time with family.

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.

Brody Albiston

Brody Albiston

Bush regeneration team member

Brody has been a key team member with us since 2015 and holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Wilderness Reserves and Wildlife and has been in the conservation field for 6 years.

Favourite Native fauna: Pied Butcherbird

Favourite Ecosystem: Coastal Heath

Favourite Native flora: Lemon Myrtle – Backhousia citriodora

Favourite part about bush regeneration: The satisfaction of seeing the end result (usually weed free resilient bush) of your continuous hard work

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Summer and all the itchy bites that go with it!

Favourite hobbies: Music, fishing, reading, cooking, mountain bike riding, kayaking, swimming, etc, etc… lol

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

Sue Dodd

Sue Dodd

Bush Regeneration Team Member

Sue Dodd has been a bush regeneration team member with us since mid-2013 and holds a certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.

Favourite Native fauna: Short Eared possum

Favourite Ecosystem: Coastal Heath

Favourite Native flora: Stephania japonica

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Being around trees, wildlife, the quietness of the bush

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Scrub itch, rubbish dumped in the bush

Favourite hobbies: Bush walking, reading, climbing local mountains, listening to music, catching up with friends, hanging with my kids and movies.

Tamara Kubica

Tamara Kubica

Bush regeneration team member

Tamara holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science – Coastal Resource Management and Natural Resource Management and has been in the conservation field since 2004. Tamara has been with us since early 2017.

Tamara has taken a keen interest in local butterfly species since her role stared with us and has developed a very good eye for identification.

Favourite Native fauna: Grey headed Flying Foxes

Favourite Ecosystem: Open Eucalypt Woodland

Favourite Native flora: Callitris sp.

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Being in nature every day, and the amazing things that you get to experience while working and seeing the positive impacts that bush regeneration has on the surrounding environment.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Ticks and scrub itch

Favourite hobbies: Tennis, dancing, tiny houses and anything to do with the beach.

Gavin Leorke

Gavin Leorke

Bush regeneration team member

Gavin  holds a certificate III in Conservation and Land Management after completing a 12 month traineeship. With a carpentry back ground- Gavin also helps with nest box construction.

Favourite Native fauna: Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Favourite Ecosystem: dry eucalypt forest

Favourite Native flora: lemon myrtle

Favourite part about bush regeneration: bringing back the bush to its natural state and seeing the changes as we restore the bush and coastal sites to what they once were.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: the humidity

Favourite hobbies: Cricket, fishing, kayaking, cards, bush walks, riding and motorbikes

Ryan Schimke

Ryan Schimke

Bush Regeneration Team Member

Ryan Schimke has been a bush regeneration team member with us since mid-2017 and holds a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management. Ryan has always had a love of outdoor work and previously enjoyed work in horticulture.

Favourite Native fauna: Dingo

Favourite Ecosystem: Coastal Wallum/Heath

Favourite Native flora: Eucalyptus Grandis

Favourite part about bush regeneration: Working in awesome places and helping the Environment

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Ticks & Mosquitoes

Favourite hobbies: Camping, fishing, four wheel driving, bodyboarding

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.

Grayson Pedroni

Grayson Pedroni

Bush regeneration team member

Grayson started with us mid-2018 and holds a certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.

Favourite Native fauna: Huntsman Spiders

Favourite Ecosystem: Tropics

Favourite Native flora: Midyim – Austromyrtus dulcis

Favourite part about bush regeneration: I enjoy hiking and camping in my spare time so to be preserving our environment whilst walking through the bush is a real bonus for me.

Least favourite part of Bush regeneration: Mosquitos and ticks

Favourite hobbies: Hiking, camping, music (ukulele/guitar), badminton.

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