About Us
Big History & Bright Futures

Our Staff

Executive Coordinator
Allan Holmes

Projects & Services Manager
Vickie Mylrea

Vickie MylreaVickie commenced working with us in July 2013 and is based in Mareeba.  As Projects & Services Manager she is responsible for the contractual mangment of all projects and Services.

Vickie is passionate about the rural industry and has spent many years working in rural and ag related fields.  She has extensive knowledge of the grants sector through community groups and is passionate about her local community. Vickie is happily married with two children and has a Diploma of Management.


Regional Landcare Facilitator

 Lindsey Perry

Intensive Agriculture Program Coordinator
Peter Harrison 

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I have a Bachelor degree in Geology and a Masters in Geographic Information Systems.

I worked for 7 years as an exploration geologist travelling extensively across Northern Australia and South Australia, utilising both GIS and GPS technologies.  I have also worked for QDNR (State Water) based at Bundaberg conducting groundwater surveys in the sugarcane growing regions.

On leaving Queensland, I joined the Federal Government working for the Department of Defence as a terrain analyst, followed by Departments of Environment, Infrastructure and Regional Australia working as a GIS specialist. 

I live in Mareeba with my family and enjoy photography, Africa, lapidary and fossicking.


NRM Planner
Sarah Rizvi

Sarah RizviSarah started with Northern Gulf in 2012 to manage contracts and seek external project funding, until she moved across to coordination of the NRM Planning in late 2013. She moved to Far North QLD over ten years ago from Victoria, and has a background in urban and regional planning.  She lives in Koah with her husband and children, and enjoys gardening, travelling and camping.



Biodiversity Project Manager
Dr Carly Starr

Carly StarrCarly is NGRMG's Biodiversity Program Manager and has worked as a field ecologist and project manager for conservation organisations and consultancy companies for the past 9 years across Asia and Australia, often living in the forest and rural communities for extended periods. 

Previous projects she has worked on involved research with reptiles, nocturnal primates, crocodiles, rodents, orangutans, gibbons, sun bears and clouded leopards. She has a strong interest in traditional ecological knowledge and its inclusion in biodiversity research and monitoring. Carly has a PhD in ecology and a Bachelor degree in wildlife biology.

Her interests include spending time with her family, travelling and exploring the natural world.

Ecologist & Education Officer
Natalie Waller

Natalie WallerNatalie joined the Northern Gulf team in 2013, volunteering on biodiversity surveys in the Northern Gulf region and Cape York. 

After finishing her bachelor degree in wildlife science (hons) she spent two years working on a rodent eradication program in the Torres Strait.  Natalie has a keen interest in wildlife, and has volunteered on a number of environmental programs and has also been involved in wildlife rehabilitation.  Her favourite Australian animal is the Common Brushtail Possum because they are an adaptable, intelligent and determined species.

Business Trainee
Ashleigh Jerome

I recently moved from my hometown, Cooktown to Mareeba to work for Northern Gulf as a Business Trainee. I really enjoy working at Northern Gulf and the opportunities get to experience.

I enjoy horse riding, camping, rodeos, camp drafting, painting and spending time with family and friends.

Business Trainee

Christina Brunjes

I commenced working here at Northern Gulf on recently in April 2017. I have since began a Traineeship in Business and I am really enjoying the work.

I live for being outdoors camping, fishing and exploring our beautiful country and land. I grew up on a Diary Farm on the Tablelands and also worked out bush for 6 years which I gained so much knowledge and skills from. I now live locally with my husband and daughter I am looking forward to all the adventures and opportunities to come while working at Northern Gulf.

Nature Refuge Officer
Michael Anthony

Michael is NGRMG's Nature Refuge Officer and is based in Georgetown. Michael's lifelong interest in reptiles and amphibians has taken him to biodiversity hotspots around the globe, but his particular sphere of interest is northern Australia's tropical savannah environment. He has worked in a variety of industries including mining, landscaping and transport both in North Queensland and the Top End of NT. Michael has had a strong involvement with community nature groups and is President of the Cape York Herpetological Society.