Our Staff

The staff at Granite Borders Landcare provide support for the community in accessing information relating to natural resource management. 

Karen Pickering

Office Administration / Landcare Coordinator

Karen joined us in August 2021.  Passionate about people and the planet, her extensive experience in community engagement, administration, finance and stakeholder management has proved vital since joining the team. 

 Having recently completed her Bachelor of Business and focused on good governance, she brings to the team an extensive skill set and experience working both domestically and internationally.

 Qualification: Bachelor of Business (Major – Management / Minor – Human Resources); MYOB Certified, Small Business Management Certificate III

 Employment history: Self-employed for 12 years working in governance, finance and small business management, previous managerial and hands-on experience in the banking industry, administration, hospitality and international travel.

Other relevant skills: Committee Secretary – Nambour Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer/Grants Officer – various sporting clubs, QLD.

Phone02 6736 3500
Mobile0475 925 517
Email Contact Us

Julie Marr

Administration Assistant

Chey Rhodes

Project Officer

Chey joined  us as Project Officer in March 2022.

Completing his Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University (Northern Territory) in 2004, his working career in the environmental sector encouraged and developed his ongoing commitment to conservation and the value it brings to the community.

Qualification: Bachelor of science (BSc), Certificate 2/3 Conservation Land Management

Employment history:  Chey's career has focussed primarily in the environmental sector. Self-employed for the last 7 years as a bush regenerator working for private land holders and residential developers implementing Biobanking weed control / revegetation works in endangered ecological communities. Prior to this he was employed as a site manager with EcoLogical for 10 years overseeing multiple bush regeneration teams and contracts across Cumberland Plain Woodland and other EEC’s in Sydney and surrounds. Earlier on he was a site supervisor with UBMP for 7 years on sites across the Sydney basin and south coast.  He completed his Green Corps traineeship at Wildman River, Darwin Northern Territory.

Other relevant skills: Senior First Aid; Chainsaw Fell Trees Cert 2; Traffic Control; Chemical Application Certificate