|Who We Are|
It is people who are the heart of the Ethos Foundation. They include our Board of Directors, Program Coordinators, Consultants and Fellows:
Craig was awarded a Master of Engineering Science from the University of NSW, a DipTech from NSW Institute of Technology, and is a certified Local Government Engineer.
He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia; the Australian Water Association; the International Erosion Control Association; the Tree Protection Committee Ballina Shire; and is President of the Northern Rivers Group AWA.
Craig is curently a director with Geolink which he helped to found in 1991. Craig specialises in Civil Engineering Works, Public Health and Environmental Engineering.
Tim has parallel careers in the not for profit and for profit sectors. He has a 30 year involvement with Outward Bound Australia from instructor to Executive Director and now Board member as well being an Advisor to Outward Bound International (the worlds largest outdoor education organization).
For over 15 years, Tim has also been a Director or Partner in a range of land development and joint venture projects. These career paths grew from early academic qualifications in science (surveying and glaciology ) and education.
Tim has been on Ethos Board since its inception and is committed to the Ethos journey of exploring, sharing, promoting and educating for a long term sustainable future.
John O'Brien has been with the Ethos Board since its inception, He was trained in Resource Management and Landuse planning. Currently Johnoversees the growth of FrontRange Solutions business throughout the Asia Pacific region(a software company producing service management and CRM solutions).
John has experience in successfully growing organizations in the past. He is keenly interested in the success of the Ethos Foundation and its effectiveness in the sustainability of itself to help other organizations carry on the work of the foundation.
SarahSarah Moles was trained in photography and graphic design and joined the Ethos Board in 2007.
Sarah worked in advertising for 10 years but has spent most of the last 15 years working in natural resources management. She spent 5 years working on the conservation of internationally important wetlands with WWF Australia.
Sarah is a graduate of the Murray Darling Basin Leadership Program and sits on the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council’s Community Advisory Committee.
She is interested in all aspects of sustainability including education and building community capacity to manage change.
Morag has been strongly connected with the Ethos Foundation since its inception, particularly as an educator and facilitator.
Over the past 15 years, Morag has designed and led programs in 20 countries through her organisation, SEED International (Sustainability Education and Ecological Design).
Morag has been a visiting scholar at Schumacher College, England and taught in universities and villages around the world. Morag also co-founded Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network, and has been actively involved in the permaculture design, community garden and ecovillage movements nationally an internationally.
She is currently leading the emergence of Transition Town initiatives in Maleny and Crystal Waters, as well as gardening programs for pre-school children. Morag's particular passion is local food and she recently released a short film on the topic, Think Global: Eat Local.
She lives in a permaculture village with her husband Evan and two young children, Maia and Hugh.
Ron Tooth has been Principal of Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre for the past 26 years.
In 1982 he was appointed by the Queensland Education Department to open and develop the Pullenvale Centre. Since then Ron has worked with a creative team of ‘teacher artists’ to pioneer the Storythread Approach as an alternative model of curriculum design and practice.
Pullenvale EEC works as a hub for educational renewal offering programs for students, professional learning opportunities for teachers and support for leadership teams in schools.
Ron is committed to developing pathways into Learning for Sustainability that link schools with the community.
He is currently President of the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group, a large Landcare group on the western outskirts of Brisbane, that works in the local area and with local schools.
Dr Sally MacKinnon - Consulting Coordinator - Contact Sally
Sally MacKinnon lives with her family in Yugambeh Country at Binna Burra, on the edge of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.
She has been involved in the environment and sustainability movements for almost 20 years as an educator and community activist and now also communicates from her heart through poetry and short stories.
Sally contributed to the establishment of the Ethos Foundation and now works within the Ethos consulting service and Building Sustainable Small Business Program.
She specialises in workshop facilitation, copywriting, community engagement, strategic and business planning.
Jan McGregor - Consultant - Contact Jan
Jan is a member of the Ethos Consulting team. She was program coordinator for the Ethos Foundation’s Building Sustainable Small Business program (2008-2010).
Mark joined Ethos in 2012 and is undertaking the Environmental Auditing work, working with ECAAS Certification Pty Ltd. Mark has a background in the Defence Forces with significant experience in senior training and management roles. Mark holds qualifications in Training and Assessment, Management and WH&S. Mark also holds a Certificate IV in Permaculture and has been working in the Scenic Rim region on local food strategies.
Mark has been managing and successfully completed the Wine Industry Climate Smart Business Cluster (DERM grant funding) during 2012 undertaken by Ethos in collaboration with the Queensland Wine Industry Association
Kamya O'Keeffe - Consultant - Contact Kamya
Kamya studied at both University of New York and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
Her career began in advertising on Madison Avenue and after seven years, five international agencies, and a Cannes Palme D’or, she integrated her project management experience to the not for profit sector.
As Head of Programming for the arts and cultural programme at Dartington in the UK, Kamya developed partnerships and projects that were the foundations of a national centre of excellence in music and education.
A key collaboration with Schumacher College pioneered a new program in Art & Ecology aligning both her professional and personal goals. Kamya now works primarily with organisations in the arts and sustainability education sector. She lives with her family on a small community in NNSW whose ethos is rainforest restoration and sustainable living.
Sarah Gardiner has significant government, tourism and economic development experience working for the Gold Coast City Council for over seven years as a Senior Industry Development Officer for the tourism industry. In this role, she managed tourism planning and development projects, including major research and feasibility studies.
She has also prepared several successful award submissions and government grant applications. Sarah was responsible for producing Gold Coast City Council’s first tourism strategy, “Our Tourism City”, and has managed key city projects such as the Springbrook Visitor Management Plan, Gold Coast Backpacker Strategy, and development of a regional food and wine festival, Tastes of Gold Coast.
In 2007, she undertook a 6-month secondment to Gold Coast Water as a Senior Community Engagement Officer where she coordinated communication and community engagement plans for the recycled water strategy and rainwater tanks and prepared other communication tools (such as newsletters, fact sheets, key messages for media releases and website information).
Sarah has worked in the public and private sectors in both industry and academic settings. Sarah is currently completing her PhD in tourism marketing at Griffith University Gold Coast.