I grew up playing in the forests of South East Queensland, exploring by foot and hoof every trail I could find, then became a bit of a wanderer, studying Anthropology & Archaeology in Townsville, a Bachelor of Outdoor Environmental Education in the Box – Ironbark bushlands of Bendigo, moving to explore the coastal forests and rockpools of the Great Ocean Road, pandanus weaving and natural playgroups in Darwin, living amongst the vibrant wilderness areas of Nadgee and Mallacoota, crocodile havens and rock wonderlands of Groote Eylandt NT, and now the diverse and beautiful ecosystems of the Sapphire Coast NSW.
Much of this travel included the homeschooling of our two beautful children, and many challenges and excitement along the way. Now I feel the time has come to put my roots down and enact my dream of helping people create space in their lives to reconnect with the wild.
I have also recently completed training with Tom Brown Jnr of The Tracker School, in Tracking & Awareness, Temples of the Soul and Nature Philosophy 1, and Equine Facilitated Learning with Groundwork Therapy. .
My childhood was soaked in a salty rush of cold southern seas as a little gromit in Anglesea. I developed an appreciation for the local heath lands and the powerful surf that pounds the coast. When I wasn’t chasing waves, I was exploring waterfalls and the giant Mountain Ash forests in the Otways. I completed a BA in Nature Tourism/Outdoor Education in Bendigo, refining my skills in trip leading and environmental interpretation. A year on Groote Eylandt off the coast of Arnhem Land (NT) getting the Learning on Country program up an running was a privelage as I worked alongside the Andilyakwa Rangers as coordinator. For 8 years I worked as Home Group Teacher and Garden / Mindfullness leader with teenage girls at Marshmead, a unique sustainable living residential program nestled in the wilderness areas of Mallacoota and Nadgee region. Along with Wild Cherry Nature Connection, I also work managing education programs in Arnhem Land with Yolngu Peoples.
Kerrie holds a Bachelor degree in Outdoor Education with La Trobe University, and Provide First Aid Certificate with St Johns First Aid and is a certified Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioner.