Our Team2019-10-22T15:28:27+11:00

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

Kym Kearney
Marketing Manager

Interests: Keeping fit, cooking, music, dancing, playing with my kids and spending time with family and friends
Favourite season: Summer, what’s not to love??? Hot balmy nights and spending time at the beach!
Favourite restaurant: Sake Restaurant & Bar

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

James Cosh
Maintenance Gardener

Interests: Cooking, travel, getting out of the city and visiting wineries
Where in the world would you most like to go? James Turrell Museum in Colomè (Northern Argentina)
Favourite movie: Muriel’s wedding

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

Daniel Eastman
Qualified Landscaper

Interests: Playing sport (football, cricket, soccer, golf), playing music and going to gigs
Favourite Plant: Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig)
Favourite Movie: Lord of the Rings (all three)

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

Patricia Hollo
Administration Assistant

Favourite plant: Olea europaea ‘olive tree’
Where in the world would you most like to go? Architecture tour of Iran and Central Asia
Favourite book: The White Album by Joan Didion

Chris Kovac

Interests: DJing, producing music, photography, videography, F45 and camping
Favourite movie: Titanic
Favourite DJ: Avicii

Zachary Kruiskamp
Qualified Landscaper

Interests: Basketball, golf, fishing and kayaking
Favourite Food: Italian – Any type of pasta
Favourite book: Anything by Matthew Riely

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

Daniel Nuttall
Apprentice Landscaper

Interests: Catching up with mates, playing footy, taking my dog to the park, music and reading
Favourite Plant: Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Favourite singer or band: The Doors

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