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Our team 

To contact any of our team members from the list below, please call our Mullumbimby office on 02 6684 4360 or send us an email


Julian Gray, CEO

Julian is a committed environmentalist with over 25 years leadership and management experience in the sustainability sector. He has a strong track record of fundraising for and implementing conservation programs. Julian previously headed up Smart WaterMark, a water conservation certification program, set up in Australia during the millennium drought and now operating internationally. Combining an education in environmental science and international communication, for the past 25 years Julian has campaigned on a wide range of conservation issues concerned with addressing the disconnect between modern life and the natural world.

Joe Reichl, Daintree Land Manager

Joe has managed his own horticulture business in the Daintree for more than 26 years, winning an award for Best Environmental Farming Practices. He has a long-standing knowledge of the delicate ecosystem of the Wet Tropics and holds a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management. He is responsible for planning, planting, maintaining and monitoring the revegetation of Rainforest Rescue’s properties in the Daintree region.

Adrian Watson, Daintree Native Nursery

Adrian has lived and worked in the Daintree for a number of years and was previously a National Park Ranger. He has many years' experience contract-growing native tree species for forestry plantation timbers, council revegetation and private land-owners. His role at Rainforest Rescue's Native Nursery involves seed collection, species selection, propagation and growing-of trees required for revegetation of the Daintree Rainforest.

Kristin Canning, Business Partnerships

Kristin has worked in social change marketing, advertising and as a relationship manager for over 15 years. Kristin's passion for environmental and humanitarian causes was fuelled after holding her end of year university lecture and thesis on the need to introduce environmental impacts product labelling in Australia. 

Once starting work with Australia's first 'ethically minded' advertising agency, Kristin worked with Amnesty International, Greenpeace Australia, Red Cross and launched Australia's first Green Power energy product. In New York City Kristin was then involved in executing Johnson and Johnson's historic global carbon emissions reduction campaign, Healthy Planet 2010 and worked with many US based non profits including City Harvest and Conservation International (CI). Kristin also ran the Sydney office of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was the Corporate Relations Manager for Pathways Foundation.  Kristin is thrilled to now be a part of the Rainforest Rescue team. 

Dan Perlacki, Research

Ecologuist and Conservation Scientist Dan Perlacki is working with Rainforest Rescue to review our weed management and invasive species strategies and practices - with the aim of learning from partners and testing international best practice. Dan has previously worked on a number of conservation and sustainability projects with a focus on invasive species in Europe, Africa and the US , 

Kaley Morrissey, Donor Care

Kaley comes to Rainforest Rescue from a long history in the not-for-profit sector. With a background in finance and administration, she also has many years experience in event and project management for the Arts. Kaley has a BA in Law & Society and several industry qualifications. "I chose to join the team at Rainforest Rescue because I share the ethos that protecting the planets natural resources is an absolute priority." When not at Rainforest Rescue Kaley can no doubt be found in the wild.

Jason Tickle, Finance 

Jason runs local accounts business Bookworthy, holds a BA Financial Administration from the University of New England, and has over 20 years experience in the finance and professional services industry.

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