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Dragonfly Environmental has a dedicated team of over 40 environmental professionals that continues to grow.

Some of our key team members are outlined below:

Aandrendre 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 40 people. Andre has over 20 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

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 20 years.

Liz is highly organised with excellent attention to detail and is an effective team leader and communicator.

 

 

UntitledJames Dalby-Ball – Site Supervisor & Special Projects Manager

James has been supervising bush regeneration and restoration projects for over 10 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.

 

 

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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.

 

adrianAdrian Visintin – Site Supervisor and Project Liaison

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.

 

 

joshJosh Lane – Depot Manager and Site Supervisor

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.

Josh is currently completing his Diploma in Conservation and Land Management.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

darrelDarrel Davies – Site Supervisor

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.

 

 

 

Jake Proust – Site Supervisor

Jake has been working in the industry since 2006, and as a result has extensive knowledge of native and weed plant identification and bush regeneration techniques. Jake is extremely passionate about the industry, which is evident in his works.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Connors – Chemical Free Weed Control Supervisor

Michael has been working with Dragonfly Environmental since 2016 and is managing one of our major projects – the Chemical Free Weed Treatment of the Inner West Local Government Area. Works involve chemical free weed treatment of bushland, reserves, roadsides and raingardens. His natural passion to protect people and the environment by being on the forefront of using non-chemical alternatives in urban and bushland landscapes makes Michael a welcome member to the Dragonfly Team.
He has strong leadership, time management and client liaison skills.

 

 

jozJocelyne Mory – Leading Hand

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.

 

 

davidDavid Chorobski – Leading Hand

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.

 

Gemma Jones – Leading Hand

Gemma has been working with Dragonfly Environmental since 2014 and completed her Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management in 2016. Gemma is a very enthusiastic employee, who is dedicated to all projects she works on. She has strong communication skills, has a friendly attitude and is very good at working alongside our clients to reach projects milestones, and as a result is a great asset to Dragonfly Environmental.

 

 

 

 

Kirby Medway – Leading Hand

Kirby has been working with Dragonfly Environmental since 2017, and quickly stepped into a Leading Hand role due to his dedication, passion and assertiveness. He works alongside Michael on the Chemical Free Weed Treatment of the Inner West Local Government Area.