Our Team2020-08-24T11:15:26+10:00

Our Team

Ian Barker

Interests: Spending time with family & friends at our farm
Favourite Sport: Skiing
Favourite Plant: Echinacea purpurea

Daniel Rawson
Design Manager

Interests: I enjoy most sports, in particular cricket. Keeping fit and active
Favourite Plant: Eucalyptus mannifera
Favourite Singer: City and Colour

Steve Lowe
Landscape Manager

Interests: Golf, Water Ski, Footy, Snow Boarding
Favourite season: Autumn – Cut back and cull a lot of plants and plan for the spring. Colour changes in the trees
Favourite singer or band: Florence Welch (Florence & The Machine) and Zach De la Rocha-Rage Against the Machine

Paul Jones
Maintenance Manager

Interests: Mountain bike riding
Where would you most like to go in the world? Galapagos Islands
Favourite Ice Cream Flavour: Choc Berry

Sandra Jacobsen
Accounts Manager

Interests: Tennis, golf & shopping
Favourite Season: Summer. I love cutting the grass in the sunshine
Favourite Ice Cream Flavour: Raspberry

Gillian Ashley
Landscape Designer

Interests: Visiting gardens, collecting rare plants, architecture and writing
Where in the world would you most like to go? To see the Northern Lights
Favourite Plant: Frittilaria meleagris
Favourite Band: Goldfrapp

Jarrod Castagna
Apprentice Landscaper

Interests: I enjoy dirt bike riding and the outdoors
Where in the world would you most like to go: Road trips around Australia and Switzerland
Favourite Ice-cream Flavour: Choc mint

Andrew Clancy
Maintenance Supervisor

Interests: Coaching my son’s cricket team (Carnegie Cricket Club U/11’s), which I enjoy immensely
Where would you most like to go in the world? Buenos Aires, Argentina

Joe Cummins
Maintenance Gardener

Interests: Reading, listening to and writing music, literature, playing in my band, going to gigs and following my sporting teams
Favourite Book: The Rings of Saturn by WB Sebald
Favourite Sport: Playing soccer and watching rugby league

Kurt Davey
Apprentice Landscaper

Interests: Surfing, fishing, camping, 4×4, moto ride and photography
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Book: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Connor Davidson
Apprentice Landscaper

Interests: Cycling, running and drawing
Favourite season: Spring, the change from cold to warm – plant growth!
Favourite Movie: Tomorrowland

Ryan Gallagher
Apprentice Landscaper

What is your favourite season and why? Winter – snow forts, snowboarding and skating
Hockey team: Montreal Canadians
Favourite book: The Hobbit

Brendan Gallop
Apprentice Landscaper

Interests: Footy and basketball
Where in the world would you most like to go? North America
Favourite ice cream flavour: Cookies and Cream

Ben Lockwood
Qualified Landscaper

Interests: Rugby, fishing & cooking
What is your favourite season and why? Summer because it’s sunny and hot – perfect for beach and boat!
Favourite Plant: Allium giganteum
Favourite Movie: Die Hard

Sharna Manktelow
Administration Assistant

Interests: Reading lots of books, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games!
Where would you most like to go in the world? Back to Scotland, beautiful countryside full of castles
Favourite Ice Cream Flavour: Cookies and Cream

Brayden Murrihy
Landscape Architect

Interests: Soccer, running, surfing, drawing, reading and seeing friends
Favourite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Book: A Song of Ice and Fire

Emma Permezel
Administration Assistant

Favourite ice cream flavour: Ben and Jerry’s  Phish food flavour
Favourite Movie: Love Actually
Favourite book: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Celeste Rech
Office Manager

Interests: Art galleries, road trips,  friends, anything fun and spontaneous
Favourite Plant: Gerberas & Sunflowers – I love bright flowers
Favourite Cuisine: Thai food

Chris Ruck
Qualified Landscaper

Interests: Hanging out with mates and family, keeping fit, playstation, movies, tv shows
Favourite Plant: Acer palmatum ‘October Glory’
Favourite Colour: Blue