Our staff

Tess Mclaren
Tess Mclaren
Sanctuary Assistant - Kalamurina
Special skills / qualifications
Administration including asset, insurance and safety audits. Remote living; working for AWC. Excellent staff support and a patient husband covers the rest!

Just this year I have mastered grader operations, and by the end of April I will have obtained my gun licence.
What did you do before AWC?
Maintenance Coordinator / Relief Maintenance Manager for KBRV Resorts on Fraser Island.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary

Sunset Dune at any time, but mainly when the creek runs.
Murreebirrie Hill at sunset after a big rain.
Kallakoopa West on the big dunes with no names that surround Kati Thanda like sentinel guards.

I could go on and on...
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Wedge-tailed eagle chicks, Mulgara and the Woma Python.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Butterfly Gorge, NT; Duranbah, QLD; and Tarkine, TAS.
Other interesting stuff
I am a story teller... I have 10 grandchildren, all of whom will be Prime Minister one day!; I used to read books, now I read tracks in the soft sand for the story of the night before....