Stacey Gill & Hamish Hueneke - Co Directors
** Starting January 2019 **
Hamish and Stacey bring an abundance of skills and experience which will support the unique lifestyle and purposeful work that Mittagundi entails. Both have studied Outdoor Education and Teaching, and have worked all over Australia with different schools and outdoor programmes including working at Mittagundi (Stacey was staff in 2008 and Hamish, program manager in 2016).
In their spare time, they are just as likely to be found pottering in the garden as off on one of their many adventures, paddling down rivers or climbing mountains.
Hamish and Stacey come with energy, enthusiasm and a real passion for Mittagundi and we are excited to see where this next chapter takes us.
Bookings & Communications Manager
Alli is based in Mansfield and manages all the enrolments, social media & relationships with school and community groups for Mittagundi.
Alli has a background in Health, Education, Tourism and Events. Alli has a Diploma in Tourism & Events and a Graduate Certificate in Adult Education and Training amongst her qualifications. She loves living in the High Country and is a keen skier during the winter (both downhill and cross country) and is a swim coach during the summer months. As the mother of two teenagers, Alli enjoys spending time in their beautiful "backyard".
2018 PROGRAM LEADERS
Amos Fuller - Program Coordinator
Amos, Mossie, Moose, Amoski. Just don’t call her Amy or she will think that she’s in trouble!
Reigning from Wangaratta, Amos was lucky enough to experience Mittagundi as a young person in 2006. It was this experience that sparked her affinity with the notion of one day living and working at Mittagundi. Mossie will tell you that the experience reshaped her approach to life in general, “It changed my life as a young person. It opened my mind to simple living, purpose, the rewards of hands on, physical labour and the beauty of the great outdoors.” Having been fixated on the idea of working at Mittagundi ever since, Amos has simply been waiting for the right time to pack her bags. We are so glad that the time is now! Mossie is our new Mittagundi mum, full of kindness, warmth, support and a brilliant sense of humour. We have also recently learned of her love for Celine Dion. We’re all a little confused by this but we’re trying not to hold it against her.
This year, when she isn’t distributing hugs to staff, Amos, as Program Coordinator will be providing support to Dan, our Program Manager and doing other leader-like tasks. Through her job areas, Amos will be managing both ends of Mittagundi’s digestive chain; Pantry, Kitchen and Toilets. Mossie will also be looking after our beautiful cows with Gilly as her sidekick. We believe that she will do great in each of her job areas, contributing her mean appetite for a healthy diet and nutrition, organisation skills worth categorising and an udderly great love for the cows. Brucey cow stole Amos’s heart when the cheeky cow broke into the dairy for an easy feed of hay, “that was hilarious”. Amos is looking forward to being a part of the circle of life whilst looking after our girls, “calving, milking, eating and sharing that life lesson with young people”.
Getting to know Mossie, you will quickly learn that even more important to her than Celine Dion are her family. Mossie has very graciously extended that sense of family to include the 2018 Mittagundi staff team and we feel pretty lucky! We are so grateful to have Amos on our team this year, sharing her enthusiasm for the role, her love of Mittagundi and infinite belly laughs. Welcome to the team and to the family, Mossie!
Fergus comes to Mittagundi from boarding school in Melbourne, and hails from the Indigo Valley of country Victoria. He is most commonly found in the vegetable garden, fondly looking after the chooks, knitting a beanie, learning guitar or reading in his hammock. Ferg has unshakable work ethic accompanied by a heart of gold, as well as an ever growing collection of fabulous woollen jumpers. He has a sunny disposition and makes the staff team cry with laughter on a regular basis. We are all so happy to have him on team this year, and excited to see where his future will take him.
Born in Dublin, Ireland in the early 90s, Dar grew up in the Lucky Land of the Irish until age 21, before moving to Australia to join his parents and younger sister in Melbourne for University purposes (Physics).
Dar is a hands on, adventurous kind of lad with a craze for playing the guitar, rock climbing, paddling rivers and other water sports. All these interests coming in ‘handy’ for joining the 2018 Mittagundi Team!
Dar jumped online to make the inquiry into the next BIG chapter of his life with thanks to ‘Adventure Pro’ Website he applied for a Leader Position at a place he had never heard of or been to.
He was quite ‘over’ being indoors with Uni and a furniture factory job, realising his need to take his passions into a career.
Mittagundi JOB AREAS:
Rafting and Abseiling Gear – for obvious reasons
Horses, Rubbish, Forge and the Orchid.
Our quirky, intelligent Dar is looking forward to the variations of programs. In particular Dar is keen on witnessing the “aw” factor from young people who might not of had much exposure to the beautiful High Plains and Great Outdoors.