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Helen Heydenrych

Office Manager
MSc in Marine Biology, MPhil in Environmental Management

Helen has 20 years experience working in NRM for community organisations and government. She also has wide experience in scientific research, project development and on-ground project delivery.

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Helen has been working part time managing the Denmark office since August 2015, participating in the WHS committee and undertaking project development. She is a member of the Green Skills Management Team.

Helen is constantly inspired by her colleagues, working alongside them to ensure the success of Green Skills achievements in land care, river care, coast care, social care and waste minimisation effort.  With a deep love of wild and natural places, Helen is committed to  providing opportunities for people to make their own conscious choices to ensure the planet’s sustatinable future and possibilities for living productive lives within natural environments, in a less destructive way.

Helen enjoys her professional roles of environmental project management and organisational management and brings a focus on collaborative work, networking and building community effort in progressive & environmentally sensitive, sustainable lifestyle choices.

Dr Louise Duxbury

Senior Project Manager
PhD Sustainability & Technology Policy, BA English & Psychology, Special Honours in Energy Policy 

Louise is the founder of Green Skills Inc., a journey she began in September 1989.

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Louise is a leading sustainability practitioner and facilitator with thirty years’ experience in leadership development and implementation of regional sustainability and environmental initiatives that have contributed to major behavioural changes and regional outcomes.

As a leader in her field, Louise has depth of practical and research experience in project development, facilitation, education, communications and managing behaviour change. These attributes are an essential resource for clients seeking to maximize community engagement in projects and programs, to develop teams and leadership within the not-for- profit sector, business sector and community groups of common interest.

Louise is committed to a sustainable future. She works with a depth of integrity and commitment to the highest possible outcome. Louise is all about walking the sustainable living talk. She lives with her partner on an intentional ecological community on the South Coast of Western Australia.

Louise holds a number of other positions including Director Gondwana Link Ltd, Director DecoLiving Pty Ltd, Chair of National Landcare Network Members Council, Member South Coast NRM Biodiversity Reference Group, Member of Denmark Shire Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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Louise is a leading sustainability practitioner and facilitator with thirty years experience in leadership development and implementation of regional sustainability and environmental initiatives that have contributed to major behavioural changes and regional outcomes.

As a leader in her field, Louise has depth of practical and research experience in project development, facilitation, education, communications and managing behaviour change. These attributes are an essential resource for clients seeking to maximize community engagement in projects and programs, to develop teams and leadership within the not-for- profit sector, business sector and community groups of common interest.

Louise is committed to a sustainable future. She works with a depth of integrity and commitment to the highest possible outcome. Louise is all about walking the sustainable living talk. She lives with her partner on an intentional ecological community on the South Coast of Western Australia.

Louise holds a number of other positions including Director Gondwana Link Ltd, Director DecoLiving Pty Ltd, Chair of National Landcare Network Members Council, Member South Coast NRM Biodiversity Reference Group, Member of Denmark Shire Sustainability Advisory Committee.

Basil Schur

Senior Project Manager
MA (Murdoch), Grad Dip Education, Dip of Comm

Basil has been involved and working with Green Skills since the early 1990’s. He develops, implements and oversees a wide range of projects linked to community development and ecological restoration.

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Basil’s interests and passions include wetlands restoration, biodiversity conservation, eco-arts, waste minimisation, and community education.

Basil is involved in major eco-restoration programs (especially those linked to Gondwana Link) that require building long term collaborations landholders, farmers and diverse agencies of interest. The strategic management of these sometimes complex initiatives, demonstrates Basil’s commitment to the environment and a sustainable future.

Dawn Atkin

Project Manager
BA Anthropology & Sociology, Cert IV Project Management & Arts Admin, Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment

Dawn has a passion for personal development and leadership and sustainable regional development.

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Dawn is sustained by the passion and commitment of her colleagues and the organisations vision of a sustainable future.

Dawn’s diverse experience in administration, event coordination, communications and adult learning, along with her interest in contemporary social networking, is a valuable and versatile skill set, and one she enjoys contributing to and developing, within the ethos of working for a sustainable future.

Dawn Atkin’s career spans project management and administration, social and cultural research and development, business and strategic planning, communications and marketing, community consultation and facilitation, community and cultural development, community engagement and capacity building.

Dawn has a flair for vision-project planning and the development of creative and facilitating processes. She has designed and delivered flexible accredited training to adult learners in community service, culture and arts administration, and project development. Her passion is the importance of addressing social, cultural and environmental values, to lead for a sustainable future and regions that thrive.

James Gentle

Denmark Tip Shop Manager
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James is committed to the reduction of landfill and the reuse, recycling or upcycling of everyday items.

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James, a lateral thinker, actively promotes the Tip Shop philosophy through creative arts projects and collaborative ventures with community and school groups in the area.

Alan Peerless

Finance Manager
Completed an MBA after a 15 year geology career

After arriving in Denmark, Alan started both teaching computer based accounting at Great Southern Institute of Technology and doing the accounts of multiple businesses in the Great Southern.

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Alan appreciates that Green Skills is a dedicated group of individuals all striving to make a difference to both the environment and the community they live in. The environment and communities always need friends and Alan considers Green Skills a great friend to both, with a dedication to the betterment of the environment that is inspiring.

Finance Manager is a constantly challenging role. Overall audits, project audits, payroll issues or any financial problem arrive and Alan skilfully finds a solution in what can sometimes be a daunting and stressful project-driven schedule with multiple complex budgets and business activities.

However, seeing the fruition of great projects like the Balijup Conservation Area and knowing he is a part of this happening is a highlight, as is the satisfaction of seeing other projects making a difference. It is a great part of life.

Gerda Vogt

Administration and Finance Officer
Commercial Office Trades Journeyman’s Licence, Germany

Gerda joined Green Skills in November 1992. Gerda enjoys her work and the opportunity to contribute to a workplace that is committed, caring and trusting.

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She especially enjoys contributing to activities that look after this earth by creating meaningful projects designed to include people with disabilities and make a difference, especially and most importantly to her, the efforts to manage local waste as effectively as possible through the local Tip Shop initiative and other associated creative activities.

Gerda makes sure that all the internal systems are running smoothly and provides financial administration and project support, database management, and tends to all general inquiries for the Denmark office.

Lee Joyce

Payroll Officer & Admin Assistant

Dip Conservation & Land Management; Cert IV Training & Assessment

Lee initially joined Green Skills as an Ecojobs field officer in 1999. Lee enjoys working for an organisation where on the ground projects are actually making a difference to people and the environment. 

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At work, Lee has the pleasure of making sure everybody in the organisation and our casual employees, receive their pay on time. As well as being the most popular member of staff Lee is a keen gardener and bush regenerator.

Nicole Hodgson

Special Projects Contractor
BSc (Hons), Post Grad Dip (Sustainable Development)

Nicole has over 15 years of experience working in environmental and sustainability policy, and currently teaches part-time in the Sustainability program at Murdoch University.

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Nicole works closely with Dr Louise Duxbury on a range of sustainability, behaviour change and systems research projects.

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Denmark

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