Karen Hattingh is a senior business advisor at Rainbird Consult. She has over 20 years’ consulting experience on local and international projects on environmental, legal, Native Title, planning, tourism, pastoral, NGO and not-for-profit matters. She co-founded the GWF (2016), the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (2006 – 2018) and the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program (2008 – 2015).
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Belinda McClelland is a senior barrister and solicitor at McClelland Lawyers which specializes in family law practice in Western Australia. She is excited to contribute to the GWF and to support its passionate conservationists who are doing everything they can to enact positive change for our planet by looking after Gnaraloo.
Julie Dye is a solicitor at McClelland Lawyers. Sea turtles have existed for millions of years, but are now struggling to survive, largely because of what we are doing to the oceans and beaches. Julie looks forward to helping to find solutions through the work of the GWF. If we learn from our mistakes and begin changing our behaviour, there is still time to save sea turtles from extinction. In the process, we may just be saving ourselves too.
When he is not helping turtles, Mark Scholmann, a Director with Chilli Finance in Western Australia, provides financial solutions for clients. Mark’s liking for computers in the early 80’s saw progression into computer programming, website design, 3D graphics, TV commercials and video editing roles which resulted in 8 years at the IT Department of Lotterywest. Mark hopes that his commercial and IT experience will assist the GWF Committee in achieving its goals.
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Graphic Design & Communication
Claire is a graphic designer committed to do her part to save species from extinction. As a genuine ocean advocate and keen diver fascinated by the underwater world, she truly cares about the environment and has participated in several conservation programs around the world. Since 2010, she has helped to bring the visual identity and professionalism of our Conservation Programs to the next level. As a professional Photographer with beautiful imagery of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area, she teamed up with Jeremie Collado and Karen Hattingh to create our series “Keep Gnaraloo Wild”. She also shares our efforts with the public through our website and social media.
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Audio Visual Communications
Jeremie is a sound engineer who is passionate about wildlife and the ocean’s creatures of any kind. For the past decade, he has been developing and crafting his filmmaking skills in order to help conservation and environmental advocates raise awareness about the threats our planet faces. Besides his limitless attachment to the Ningaloo Coast and specifically to the Gnaraloo surroundings, Jeremie has travelled in Oceania and South East Asia to find conservation projects that work in finding solutions for a better living for all inhabitants of this world. Jeremie produced and directed the series “Keep Gnaraloo Wild”.
Linda Brnjich is the lead finance broker and a company director of Chilli Finance in Western Australia. Linda has expertise in complex financial structures, commercial and residential lending requirements, and reviewing business financials. Linda discovered an early appreciation for nature and is hoping her “numbers” skills will translate into helping the Gnaraloo turtles and more.
Colleen Mason has a background in advertising and as a legal secretary. She managed the bookings of educational presentations by the seasonal scientific Gnaraloo turtle team in Western Australia. Education and community engagement lie at the heart of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation and the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program. The Gnaraloo Community and Schools Engagement Program was very well received with more than 20,000 students and teachers being reached during 2008-2018, from kindy level to University. Colleen’s desire is to see Gnaraloo remain a wilderness experience and to promote conservation through public outreach to maintain Gnaraloo’s biodiversity for our future generations.
Paul Richardson offers the GWF a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience. He is the Gnaraloo Station pastoralist and tourism business owner. Paul and his family in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom has contributed over $2 Million to the Gnaraloo turtle conservation and its linked feral animal control programs since 2008. He continues to support the GWF in its passion for wildlife conservation.