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Meet Our Team

Come and learn more about the team who make the magic happen at Calperum Station. Our team of Ecologists and Rangers spend hours dedicating their time to research and guest experience to ensure that Calperum Station will be here for everyone to enjoy for years to come. 

Peter Cale

Senior Ecologist & General Manager
A renowned ecologist with many years of experience, Peter is a leader in managing and restoring changing ecosystems. He is highly regarded in his field, and well respected by those who know him. Under Peters leadership, the Calperum team were recently awarded the Premiers NRM Excellence Award.

Julie Robertson

General Manager, Education & Business Development
Having joined the team in 2018, Julie’s focus is on growing the enterprise and education programs at Calperum, and supporting the training and development of the team.

Dr Heather Neilly

IPF Research Fellow
After joining the team in March 2018, Heather is conducting important research on Calperum, with a focus on rare or threatened species such as the elusive Mallee Fowl.

Caitlin Polack

Educational Ecologist
A talented and passionate educator, Caitlin develops and delivers Calperum Connect Education programs. Caitlin is also a qualified vocational trainer, and currently delivering Cert III in Conservation and Land Management to students at Calperum Station. Her efforts have been recognised with several awards including Vocational Trainee of the Year, and was a finalist in the SA Young Achievers Awards in 2019.

Len Davis

Land Manager, Ranger Supervisor
With many years experience in horticulture and landscape restoration, Len leads the ranger team in restoring Calperum and maintaining the property.

Jeremy Sumner

Ranger; Education and Visitor Experience
Jeremy supports education, training and visitor engagement programs at Calperum. His friendly nature and beaming smile endears him to visitors and students alike. Jeremy is committed to learning about and sharing his culture with others, and is fast becoming a wise and respected educator. He is a true team player, and much valued part of the Calperum family.

Amanda Morgan

Senior Ranger; Conservation & Restoration, Field Trainer
Amanda leads several land management projects at Calperum, from seed collection to producing plants for revegetation programs. Mandy also supports education programs, sharing her many skills with students and other staff members. She is currently studying Cert IV in Leadership to add to her growing skill set.

Andrew Sumner

Ranger, Land Management
With a passion of horticulture and ecology, Anthony works with rangers and ecologists to support projects carried out on Calperum. Andrew is currently working to improve Calperum’s horticulture facility and implementing a bush tucker garden at Calperum. He is studying Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, and applying his new skills to the workplace.

Ceobahn Webber

Ranger, Land Management & Visitor Experience

Callum Isaacs

Ranger, Land Management

Samantha Lindsay

Ranger; Landscapes and Gardens, Visitor Services and Admin Support
Samantha has a passion for horticulture and working in Calperum’s nursery. Sam also provides administration support and visitor services at Calperum, as well as supporting volunteer activities throughout the year. Sam is currently studying a Certificate III in Business Administration and applying her new skills to the workplace. Hardworking and always there to help others with a smile, Sam is a much loved and respected part of the Calperum team.

Corey Grogan

Administration & Visitor Experience

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Volunteering at
Calperum Station

Volunteering is an important part of the past, present and future of Calperum Station.  We have several dedicated and highly valued volunteer groups who form the backbone of many programs on the property.

Paddock
Adoption Scheme

The Paddock Adoption Scheme allows community volunteers to assume long-term responsibility for landscape management of paddocks, ranging in size from 6,000 to 60,000 hectares.

Through the scheme, volunteers are charged with planning and undertaking works including feral animal control, track maintenance and landscape condition monitoring, supported by the trust which provides equipment, training and advice where required.

To find out more about the trust’s volunteering opportunities including the Paddock Adoption Scheme or research & monitoring, please get in contact with us.

Research
& Monitoring

Research and monitoring programs engage community volunteers, the trust’s own research staff, academic researchers and a range of partner agencies across long-term monitoring programs and targeted research activities. 

Ongoing programs include a range of annual biological surveys and threatened species monitoring programs. 

In recent years, significant projects researching carbon cycling in Mallee woodlands, groundwater salinity on the Calperum Floodplain and new approaches to vegetation restoration have been established in collaboration with a range of partners.