Meet the Tribe
NSW // Chair
Megan Rowlatt is a highly energetic, fun loving, Landcare leader from Wollongong, NSW Australia. She has been a member of the Landcare movement since 2008, and in 2009 she founded Illawarra Youth Landcare, now Illawarra Intrepid Landcare to address the issue of a lack of young recruitment in Landcare. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecotourism, has done a bazillion leadership and communications courses, and is passionate about sustainable travel and recreation on a global scale, impactful story telling, and inspiring the Australian public to look after our unique natural environment through Landcare.
In 2011 she was recognised for her outstanding efforts in youth engagement and was awarded NSW Young Landcare Leader of the year, and then in 2012 she was recognised at a national level as the National Young Landcare Leader of the year.
QLD // Secretary
Naomi Edwards from the Gold Coast, QLD, is an infectiously inspiring community mobiliser who has a passion for beaches. She has been a member of the Landcare movement since 2006, and has been instrumental in establishing youth opportunities for her friends and fellow students, and the wider community to get involved in Landcare. She is passionate about inspiring change makers to be organised and embrace creativity in the way we engage the public in environmental initiatives. Naomi was recently awarded the QLD Young Landcare Leader of the year award.
NSW // Vice Chair
Christopher Brunero from Wollongong, NSW. Also a passionate Landcarer since 2012 has turned up at almost every Illawarra Intrepid Landcare project since his first one in Bermagui on the far South Coast of NSW. Chris’ has had diverse industry experience and his passion is to encourage the next generation to realise the fulfillment, laughs and intense good times he has experienced while driving change with Intrepid Landcare.
VIC // Treasurer
Ryan Kellen from Eastern VIC. Ryan is of the original Illawarra Intrepid Landcare volunteers and has a passion for getting out in the great outdoors, exploring and meeting new people. Working an office 9-5 job, Landcare has been his avenue for meeting new people, giving back to the environment and learning more about the Australian landscape. He has a background in working with corporate and not-for-profit organisations and implementing business risk management and workplace health and safety.
QLD // Board member
Jesse is a bush regenerator from Currumbin Valley nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland. He has worked in numerous community engagement capacities throughout his career with a focus for connecting communities to their environment. He is energised to share the opportunities our landscape can provide by way of hands on and creative engagement; the stuff you can see, hear, smell, taste or touch! He is particularly interested in the opportunities that nature can provide young people, having led and supported numerous traineeships, internships, youth employment and volunteer opportunities aimed to inspire a proactive role for young people in nature.
NSW // Board member
Josh is a Worimi man from the Mid North Coast of NSW, who uses Indigenous wisdom and values, alongside his agricultural history, to inform and shape modern society. In 2015, Josh was named in Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25, as one of the top 25 most influential people in Australia for his work in climate change and agriculture. Previously the Chair of the NSW Young Farmers, and having just returned from the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, he is a passionate advocate for renewable energy, and revolutionising the way we talk about agriculture and Indigenous issues in Australia, if not the world.
NSW // Board member
The Regional Landcare Facilitator for the South East Region of NSW, Peter has been in the Landcare scene for many years now and offers a wealth of experience in connecting communities, networks and facilitating highly effective discussions which really move communities and projects forward.
Peter has been instrumental in establishing and supporting food producer and Landcare networks across the South East in NSW, and has a real passion for supporting leadership development in communities across Australia, particularly within Landcare and agriculture.