What’s satisfying about the work you do?
The outdoors has an inherent power to bring people together, to center people in themselves and to make people feel healthy, well and energised. I enjoy being part of programs that take people outside and watching the outdoors do its magic!
How do you advance outdoor experiences in the work that you do?
The programs we run aim to build skills, knowledge and capacity that will allow young people the opportunity to come back and access the outdoors in a safe and sustainable way in their own time. This could take the form of learning hard skills like paddling strokes, learning how to interpret weather and plan trips or even be as simple as introducing them to a campsite they may come back to with their family.
Any advice to people wanting to get into the outdoor industry in NSW?
Do it! You won’t get paid as much as being a banker or working in insurance but it will be a fulfilling line of work. You’ll spend plenty of time outside, often doing the things you love and you’ll have the potential to work on programs and alongside people to see lives change for the better.