Stacey Gill & Hamish Hueneke - Co Directors
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
Belinda is based on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and manages all the enrolments, social media and relationships with school and community groups for Mittagundi.
Belinda attended Mittagundi many years ago as a young person and it sparked a love of the outdoors that has led her on many fabulous adventures around the world. Belinda has a background in IT and Finance and these days three young children keep life busy, fun and filled with laughs. She loves camping, hiking with her family and photography and is truly passionate about Mittagundi.
2019 PROGRAM LEADERS
Anunaki has a smile that lights up the room and a personality to match. As an ex-young person and Alpine Walker, she has a strong understanding of what is takes to work, live, and breath Mittagundi. Her endless enthusiasm and positive nature, particularly surrounding the beautiful Mittagundi veggie garden, toilets, and chickens, means that the farm will be pumping out delicious, fresh produce in no time! Nush also loves hiking and was a participant on the 2017 Alpine Walk. She can often be heard singing, whether it be in the garden, kitchen, or shower. Her radiant voice is always a pleasure to hear.
Pippa has arrived at Mittagundi after completing year 12 in Wodonga last year, inspired to give back to the place and the community. Pippa was a young person and an Alpine Walker in 2017 with Nush. Pippa's love of sharing fun experiences in natural environments will bring a great deal to the us here in the Glen Valley this year. Not being one to shy away from opportunities, 2019's piglets will be in Pippa's capable hands. Pippa has already set the scene for a year full of many laughs, much food, mountains, and art. Pippa would like the Mittagundi community to know that her favourite vegetable is broccoli.
As Tom was finishing studying Outdoor Education at Vic Uni his course mentors told him about this place called Mittagundi. He travelled up to the Glen Valley and after a few visits to the farm and a couple of good conversations, decided that this was the home he had been seeking - a place where he could bring a variety of keen interest and values together. Tom is an earthy, observant character with a love for the garden and creativity. His favourite vegetable to grow is currently eggplants and he likes colours on the mustard spectrum.
Tim is returning to the Mittagundi family after coming here as a young person in 2007. He has recently completed a Batchelor in Education and is looking forward to connecting with the community, young people, and the calming serenity of the mountains and valley that we live in. Simple living and hard, purposeful work are at the core of Tim's love for Mittagundi, not to mention all the laughter. His warm heart and open mind make him an absolute joy to be around. Whether he is out splitting wood, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, milking old Bucca, Tim puts his heart and soul into his work. An all round great person, we feel privileged and excited to work along side him this year.
Romy spent some time volunteering at Mittagundi towards the end of last year and fell in love with the people, the land, and the lifestyle. Romy is enthusiastic, throwing energy into the many challenges that life at Mittagundi presents. A kind nature and can do attitude will serve Romy well here. Always up for a chat and will take the time to listen and offer advice or kind words if needed, or maybe just make you a cup of tea. Romy has recently completed a Cert IV in Outdoor Rec and is looking forward to putting those skills to good use. All in all we are very excited to be working with Romy.
Geordie grew up in Briagolong where he developed a keen interest in nature, enjoying activities like bushwalking, skiing, swimming, and dog patting. Georgie was a Wollangarra young person and was introduce to Mittagundi in 2009 when we took part in the Alpine Walk. He is a highly valued member of the team this year with his vast knowledge about equipment and repairs (the repairing aspect is of particular value here at Mittagundi as you can all imagine), his familiarity with Troopies and his easy going nature. Geordie hopes to have a fun year giving back to a community that has helped him in many ways over the years.