Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Tasmanian Tiger captivated my attention in 2001 when an exhibition came to Sydney from Tasmania, but I recall even in my childhood this animal fascinated me.
For the past 14 years I have curated the website Where Light Meets Dark - Examining the evidence for rare fauna and been involved in numerous field trips into the Tasmanian wilderness utilising thorough research of historical accounts to guide my strategy. I have met and worked with an amazing diversity of people along the way, deployed dozens of cameras, jumped Tiger Snakes, forded rivers, written book chapters and featured in a documentary.
In 1995 I began a tertiary course in Environmental Science, and worked on scholarship with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO, Environment Division) before diverting my career into the IT space.
In addition to the above I launched Australia's first dedicated camera-trap import/retail business which I owned and managed for 9 years.
Underpinning the whole lot is an absolute love and passion for Australia's wildlife and wilderness which has been there for as long as I can remember. I have been a wildlife/nature photographer for over 25 years and regularly volunteer with wildlife and environmental organisations.
In a nutshell, I'm passionate about Australia's wildlife, wilderness areas and photography and it would be my absolute pleasure to contribute an extensive bioacoustic aural survey of Tasmania's wilderness to the public domain - and, hopefully, make inroads into that mystery wildlife call which might yet be that Tasmanian tiger holding on there.