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Karen Rowland, Office Coordinator

Personal passion: Discovering things about the world that I didn’t know before.
Favourite quote: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Best advice: If you have something nice to say about someone, you should say it to them – everyone likes to hear nice things about themselves.
Favourite recipe: Anything made by or shared with people I love. 
Strongest childhood memory: Sitting around the dinner table with my family laughing at my Dad’s jokes.

Sally Neaves, Eco-education Coordinator

Personal passion: Seeking ways to integrate contemplation and action for a better, more balanced, world.
Favourite quote: We are a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects. (Thomas Berry)
Greatest (gardening) achievement: Producing traditional Kim Chi with students from one of my school community gardens in Korea.
Best advice: We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them. (Einstein)
Strongest childhood memory: Year 9 camp - Taking in the view from the summit of Mt Feathertop, Vic.


Jen Ringbauer, Sustainability Educator

Personal passion: Creating meals from ingredients that have been grown on my farm
Favourite quote: "There can be no life without soil and no soil without life" - Charles Kellogg
Greatest (gardening) achievement: Breaking even on my market garden
Best advice: "Are you sure?"
Favourite recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese
Strongest childhood memory: Climbing the cherry tree with the neighbours in the backyard.


Alicia Colley, Hospitality Coordinator

Personal passion: Exploring Earth and beyond
Favourite quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better. It's not" - Dr Seuss, The Lorax.
Greatest (gardening) achievement: Growing the best couch grass in Bathurst. 
Best advice: "Always look on the bright side of life" - Monty Python
Favourite recipe: I don't have one favourite recipe! I like taking ideas from all of them. 
Strongest childhood memory: Being on the farm or in the garden with my family on weekends. 


Ana Freeman, Online Educator

Personal passion: Reading widely and living simply. 
Favourite quote: “If I am not in the world simply to adapt to it, but rather transform it, and if it is not possible to change the world without a certain dream or vision for it, I must make use of every possibility there is not only to speak about my utopia, but also to engage in practices consistent with it.” – Paulo Freire
Greatest achievement: Resisting eating ice cream and hot chips today.
Favourite recipe:  Homemade crackers – Flour, olive oil, water, salt, seeds. Very easy. 
Strongest childhood memory: Rolling little inedible red berries down a steep concrete driveway with my Dad and tasting Honeysuckle for the first time on walk (not walking: I was being carried) near Cammeray. 
Best advice: “Don’t think so much” – Shally Toun

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Rahamim Ecology Centre Board of Directors

Hedy Bryant

Gabriella Gresz

Jenny Allen

Eugene Marais

Christine Belling

Hugh O'Reilly

Marg Endicott