Dragonfly Environmental has a dedicated team of over 30 environmental professionals that continues to grow.
Some of our key team members are outlined below:
Andre Olson – Director and Aquatic Ecologist
Andre is the Director and Founder of Dragonfly Environmental and has grown the business from 3 individuals to an efficient, enthusiastic and passionate team of more than 30 people. Andre has over 18 years experience in practical ecology including carrying out extensive terrestrial and aquatic ecological restoration, maintenance and monitoring and designing and constructing functional ecosystems (particularly wetlands) from scratch.
His knowledge and technical expertise is industry leading – he is the expert other experts come to for advice!
Liz Graham – Project and Operations Manager
Liz has a wealth of on-ground and project management experience including 3 years in-field bush regeneration work. As the project and operations manager she is responsible for the Dragonfly team, assigning tasks, and ensuring project efficiency. She conforms to the high standards that the company has set for itself over the last 18 years.
Liz is highly organised with excellent attention to detail and is an effective team leader and communicator.
James Dalby-Ball – Site Supervisor & Special Projects Manager
James has been supervising bush regeneration and restoration projects for over 8 years. He has excellent project management and team leadership skills with extensive plant and weed identification knowledge. Along with his highly developed bush regeneration skills his work managing Dragonfly Environmental’s special projects has given him significant experience in the construction and installation of a wide range of restoration projects throughout NSW.
Jennifer Coleman – Site Supervisor & Project Liaison
Jen has been a Site Supervisor at Dragonfly Environmental for 4 years and has been a been a qualified Bush Regenerator based on the northern beaches for 6 years. Her experience and expertise has enabled her to complete a range of projects from Saltmarsh translocation to the effective control of weeds in a range of environments including endangered ecological communities. She is incredibly passionate about coastal and wetland vegetation communities. Jen also acts as liaison between our other site supervisors and our project/operations manager, Liz to ensure effective and efficient communication between our teams. Her desire to make all of our projects a success independent of budgets makes Jen an invaluable team member.
Julian Reyes – Site Supervisor
Julian is an energetic, self-motivated and organized Site Supervisor for Dragonfly Environmental. With a hands-on approach to site and team management, he has a proven record of successfully obtaining site objectives and aims for both employers and clients.
Julian is focused on expanding knowledge of Bush Regeneration tools and techniques, as well as native and weed plant identification.
Rachael Buzio – Site Supervisor
Rachael is a Site Supervisor and also works in biodiversity conservation on a landscape scale . She holds a Bachelor Degree in Marine Science and a Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management (CLM). She has undertaken extensive studies in bush fire ecology, river rehabilitation, fauna management, natural area restoration and field research. Rachael also has two years experience in managing coastal projects and undertaking environmental communications and marketing work.
Adrian began working with Dragonfly Environmental in early 2016. He has been working in the bush regeneration field since 2014, possesses excellent plant identification skills and has an extensive knowledge of Cumberland Plain Woodland. He has been involved in a wide variety of large scale planting and riparian stabilisation projects. Adrian is very passionate about including native fauna habitat features as part of works on site, in particular for Micro-bats and the Endangered Cumberland Plain Land Snail.
Adrian is also familiar with a variety of sandstone, Saltmarsh and wetland communities.
Darrel has been working with Dragonfly Environmental since 2011 and has extensive on-ground Bush Regeneration experience in a variety of Sydney vegetation communities including Endangered Ecological Communities.
He has an excellent working knowledge of Bush Regeneration techniques and plant ID. His friendly attitude and dedicated work ethic ensures that each project is completed efficiently and effectively.
Annalise has been working with Dragonfly Environmental since 2015 and is managing one of our newer projects – the Chemical Free Weed Treatment of the Inner West Local Government Area. Works involve chemical free weed treatment of bushland, reserves, roadsides and raingrdens. Her natural passion to protect people and the environment by being on the forefront of using non-chemical alternatives in urban and bushland landscapes makes Annalise a welcome member to the Dragonfly Team.
She has participated in this project since its inception and has gained great insight into a multitude of chemical free weed control techniques. She has strong leadership, time management and client liaison skills.
Jocelyne has worked with Dragonfly Environmental for over 8 years and is a long-term and highly skilled Bush Regenerator with over ten years of on- ground experience. She possesses excellent plant identification, seed collection and propagation skills and has extensive experience working in Endangered Ecological Communities all over Sydney.
Jocelyne has recently taken the role of Leading Hand where she has demonstrated her ability to effectively manage the team and achieve great results at her sites.
David has several years of experience as a Bush Regenerator obtained after completing his Bachelor of Science Degree. He has detailed understanding of the natural sciences to complement his hands on practical experience, making him an effective Bush Regenerator and all around environmental professional.
He has a passion for botanical identification and experimenting with bush regeneration techniques to achieve consistent, long term cost effective results across his bush regeneration sites. His fantastic communicative skills, have allowed him to effective provide support and manage a team.
Josh began working for Dragonfly Environmental in early 2015, after gaining knowledge and practical experience working in bush regeneration in Western Sydney. Due to his vast practical knowledge of tools, Josh was offered the position of Depot Manager in early 2016, a role he carries out in between maintaining his bush regeneration skills.