About Us

Kerrie

 

I grew up playing in the forests of South East Queensland, exploring by foot and hoof every trail I could find.  In 2002 I moved to Central Victoria to complete a Bachelor degree in  Outdoor Environmental Education in the Box – Ironbark forests of Bendigo, where more time was spent bushwalking, canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing, x-country ski-ing and camping than in the classroom.

Troy and I met and started a family, then moved to Anglesea to work with Eco-logic – rockpool rambles, bushland education and interpretation with school groups and the general public. We then headed to Darwin where I began the home-schooling journey, before returning to Victoria to take up a residential position at Marshmead (MLC).  living amongst the vibrant wilderness areas of Nadgee and Mallacoota.  We spent a year with the Andilyakwan people of Groote Eylandt in NE Arnhem Land, immersing our family in the culture and country of the tropics. 

In 2018 I completed training with Tom Brown Jnr of The Tracker School in Advanced Tracking & Awareness, Temples of the Soul and Nature Philosophy 1. In 2019 I became a certified practitioner of Equine Facilitated Learning with Groundwork Therapy in the model of Adventures in Awareness(TM). 

Troy

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.

 

Troy holds a Bachelor Degree in Nature Tourism with a major in Outdoor Education and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Leaders Wilderness First Aid Certificate, Surf Bronze Medallion, Flat water canoing and kayaking certificates with Australian Canoeing, Permaculture Design Certficate and more!

Wild Cherry Nature Connection Pty Ltd is fully insured for all actvities

and is a current holder of an ECOPASS for commercial activities in NSW National Parks.