Environmental Resources Management, Brisbane
My father grew up in Ingham, and we still have family up there today. I also attended JCU Cairns, where I did a PhD in Archaeology that focused on the South Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria. I now live in Brisbane on Moreton Bay. It’s a lovely relaxed area with ocean breezes and a short walk down to the bay. My partner Leah and I also recently adopted a rescue greyhound named Boss.
I’m a Heritage Consultant for Environmental Resources Management (ERM), where I work with a very talented team of heritage professionals across Australia to provide heritage services to a variety of clients across government agencies, the renewable energy sector, the gas and oil sector and the mining sector, as well as many other areas. I’m involved in a wide range of projects that encompass both Aboriginal cultural heritage and built heritage. Outside of work, I continue to collaborate with Professor Sean Ulm (my PhD supervisor) on research projects as an Associate Research Fellow as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage.
My time at JCU and in North Queensland taught me a lot of skills that not only provided a strong professional base but also exposed me to a wide range of people and ways of life, often pushing me outside of my comfort zone and providing important life experience.