Elder Kevin Knight

Kurnu-Baakandji Cultural Advisor

Kevin is a proud Kurnu-Baakandji man who grew up camping, swimming and playing on the banks of the Baaka (Darling River). Kevin describes the Baaka as the lifeblood that has resourced his people for thousands of years. Kevin is well acquainted with the Warriku-Baaka (Warrego-Darling) Selected Area at Toorale National Park, identifying cultural assets across the site, which tell the stories of the Kurnu-Baakandji People.

Kerrie Saunders

Kamilaroi / Gomeroi Cultural Advisor

Kerrie is passionate about foods, native grains and the sustainability of Country. Kerrie is co-founder and owner of Yinarr-ma, facilitating Bush Tucker Tours along the Mehi River. Additionally, she works with organisations in the restoration, regeneration and planting of native vegetation along riverbanks. Kerrie wants to make young people aware of how important native grains are to culture and identity, and to reconnect them with Country.

Will Holden

Environmental Researcher

Will is a new researcher at 2rog and comes to us with degrees in science, environmental management, and communications. He is a keen science communicator, enjoying distilling complex ecological information into digestible and useful knowledge. He is also a firm believer in the KISS (keep it simple stupid) mantra! Will relishes stakeholder engagement and workshopping solutions with the team. A coastal boy at heart, Will can be found on or in the water, whenever he gets out of the office.

Jeremy Shrubb

Environmental Researcher

Jeremy’s passion for learning and the outdoors has led him to pivot from law to the environment. Jeremy has a degree in law, history and politics and as a glutton for study he is midway through a Master of Environmental Science degree. He is keen to blend this diverse background to help find unique insights and solutions to environmental problems. On the weekend, Jeremy loves to hit the surf, play a round of golf or explore the bush – anything to get outside.

Tamara Kermode

Environmental Researcher

Tamara is fresh off the graduate vine with a degree in environmental science from UNE. She is from the land and has a passion for all things environmental. At the desk or in the field Tamara will give it her best go. She is thrilled to be part of the 2rog team and with a ‘glass half full’ attitude she’ll change the world, just watch.

Steve Price

Environmental Researcher

Steve adds sparkle and zazzle to the 2rog team, although it is all quite low key. He has a passion for spatial science and a bachelor’s degree in Geography. Experience in private and public industries means he thrives on navigating the complex world of environmental assessments and approvals (yep, he means it). He enjoys taking complex datasets and wrangling them to produce something useful and understandable.

Gillian Backhouse

Environmental Researcher

Gillian is fresh into the world of environmental consulting after a previous life as a professional athlete. She is finalising a Master of Environmental Science and Management while beginning with the 2rog team. Gillian is particularly interested in wetlands and restoration ecology. She enjoys riding her bike to work every day, getting out into nature, and taking photos.

Jared Reid

Environmental Researcher

Jared brings a degree in Botany and Biochemistry to the 2rog team. With his extensive experience as a field officer and native landscaper, he has amassed critical knowledge in biosecurity, collecting and analysing data for agricultural, pollination and carbon farming projects. Jared is passionate about the conservation of, and conversations surrounding Australia’s endemic vegetation and ecosystems. He thrives on ensuring the projects reach their full potential.

Shjarn Winkle

Environmental Researcher

Shjarn is an Environmental Scientist, passionate about the conservation of Australian ecosystems. She is keen to get in the field and study the environment in Australia and abroad. In the 2rog office, Shjarn is busy with engagement, reporting, compiling and sharing our stories. The weekend often sees Shjarn at local markets or our various National Parks.

Josh Oxley

Environmental Consultant

Josh brings 15 years’ experience in business and management to 2rog. He loves seeing the patterns in a problem and uses that insight to create order and deliver results. With a passion for spatial science, together with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management and a strong background in business data analysis and decision making he delivers thoughtful client focused products. A calm and thoughtful approach is Josh’s signature.