Staff

Meet the team - who's who of the Nature Play Staff

 

 

 

Hyahno Moser, Program Manager

Like most children of his generation, Hyahno spent most of his leisure time outside, therefore it came as no surprise to his family when he choose a career in Outdoor Education. For 10 years, Hyahno was involved in devising, facilitating, teaching and leading young people through world-class, outdoor education programs, using adventure and nature to teach children vital life-skills. Hyahno is passionate about nature play and believes the Nature Play program is a positive and practical way to ensure children participate in unstructured play in nature, delivering the myriad of benefits this type of play offers their physical and emotional health.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Hyahno for: new and ongoing partnerships and programs, speaker invitations.

Anya Perkins, Education Coordinator

Anya moved to Queensland from the UK in September 2015 with the desire to continue to use her knowledge and experience to promote greater opportunities for children to engage in outdoor nature play based learning.

Whilst completing a degree in Primary Education she developed a professional interest in the area of outdoor nature play provision and took her study into outdoor learning further completing her Master in Education. She later spent five years as an Early Years and Primary teacher, while also training as a Level 3 Forest School Leader. Anya has created on-site Forest School areas, coordinated a whole school/ community development towards increasing outdoor nature play learning opportunities and has supported and trained colleagues and parents in the importance of regular nature play opportunities. She has also managed and delivered Forest School programs in and out of term times both in a childcare setting and in local woodlands.

In her spare time Anya is thoroughly enjoying exploring and discovering all the outdoor beauty Queensland has to offer.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Anya for: Community engagement opportunities with the education sector, all education-based queries including Forest Learning and Outdoor Learning and related professional development, or interest in booking an Intro to Forest Learning Workshop at your centre.

Jessie Skinner, Events Coordinator
Jessie has extensive experience in events coordination. She has over 15 years’ experience managing large-scale events in the music industry and in corporate events.  Jessie is excited about her next phase of transitioning into events working with children, that will enrich their lives. Jessie is an active member of the event industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, sponsorship and creating standards of excellence and raising the bar of professionalism.

Jessie holds a diploma in childcare services, and is excited to combine her passions for childcare and for events within this one role. 

In her spare time, Jessie enjoys hiking, nature trails and taking her dog on long walks.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Jessie for opportunities for us to promote Nature Play QLD at your event, conference or expo, and for opportunities to co-produce events for children.

Hubertien Wichers, Office Manager

Hubertien joined the Nature Play QLD team in December 2015.  She is trained in accounting and the hospitality industry and until recently, has worked for the state government in her local community.

Her passion for the outdoors is evident in her participation and organisation of trail and mountain races. She has represented Australia on several occasions at the World Mountain Running Championships and loves encouraging people to live life outdoors.

Contact: [email protected]

Hubertein is your first point of contact for general enquiries, for ticket bookings or financial queries.

Imogene Whittle, Marketing Coordinator 

Imogene has extensive experience in marketing, managing and directing organisations, programs, projects and large events.

Following the completition of her business management degree (and Japanese) and prior to paving a career in the arts and f, Imogene worked in the private sector in a multinational business consulting firm as an international Project Analyst.  Imogene worked in the youth arts sector for over five years in peak body organisations that provided member support and industry advocacy.  Imogene was Manager of the national body, Young People and the Arts Australia, and then Director of Youth Arts Queensland.

Imogene is passionate about work that will make a positive contribution to the world.  While she relishes working with children and young people, it’s her recent role of mother which she notes as most rewarding.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Imogene for public relations and opportunities to promote Nature Play QLD.

Tess Wagner, Social Media Coordinator 

Growing up on a farm, Tess spent her childhood climbing trees, so it’s not surprising she’s passionate about the Nature Play QLD message. 

With a background in marketing, events, brand development, and sustainable design, Tess has over seven years experience in the not-for-profit and design industries.

After completing a degree in Public Relations and Marketing, she worked in community fundraising and events for RSPCA QLD where she developed and grew community fundraising initiatives and supported event campaigns. More recently Tess launched two businesses (Monkey & Mum, and Sahasa), which she transformed into self sustainable models through the use of ethical fair trade practices. In 2015 she won silver at the National Ausmumpreneur People’s Choice Awards for her Monkey & Mum designs.

Mum to two energetic boys, Tess endeavours to look on the lighter side of life. When this fails, she practices yoga.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Tess if you are seeking support to promote your event or blog through Nature Play QLD.

Miranda Mason, Community Engagement and Resource Coordinator

Miranda’s fondest childhood memories are all of outside experiences camping, bushwalking or just mucking about in the garden with the neighbours. Curious about all things, Miranda’s passion for helping others to make a positive impact has led her to work in the performing arts, for government and environment organisations, as a teacher and as a School Guidance Officer. Now at Nature Play, Miranda looks for ways to collaborate and connect with others so that all children can experience the joys and reap the benefits of unstructured outdoor play. 

Contact: [email protected]

Contact for: Queries relating to community engagement opportunities, Nature Play Passport, promotional Nature Play materials, Nature Play Activity Provider queries

Angela Wright, Nature Play Spaces Consultant.

Angela is a volunteer with Nature Play QLD.  She offers a wealth of knowledge and support in coordinating our Nature Play Spaces program, alongside the team. Angela also refers projects to a group of talented landscape architects with experience in design and constructing play spaces.

Angela is keen to share, with the Nature Play Community, her 28 years local government experience delivering planning services in recreation, sport and open space planning; outdoor recreation planning and park master planning.

Angela’s education and background is in community recreation and human services. Through this study, Angela firmly believes that cities and towns should be made up of safe, walkable and playable neighbourhoods and that children should have increased access to nature for play, exploration, learning and discovery.

Angela is on the QORF Management Committee and the Parks and Leisure Australia Qld Regional Council.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Angela for Nature Play Spaces consultancy or workshop enquiries.

 

 

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