I have always been a local to the area as I spent my entire childhood in Ouyen. On completion of my schooling I moved to Ballarat, but after five years I returned to the area. I currently work at the Ouyen Campus of Mallee Track Health and Community Services. I am also a full-time student with Swinburne Online. I am due to graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) early this year. I have a strong interest in the local community and I am currently involved in many committees including the Debutante Ball, The Ouyen Farmers Festival and The Mallee Root Festival.
I completed my schooling locally at Mildura Senior College, before attending LaTrobe University in Mildura. After completing my Bachelor of Business, I commenced employment in the accounting industry. Outside of work I actively volunteer within the local community through the South Mildura Rotary Club.
My name is Karen; I was born and raised in Broken Hill.I entered the workforce at age 15 and have continued to study both professionally and personally. I hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Business, Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management and I am planning to undertake my Bachelor of Business with La Trobe University in the near future.
My family relocated to Mildura in 2014 and I commenced working at SuniTAFE as the Learning Pathways Coordinator in June 2015.
With a passion for health and fitness, I am involved with a local netball club and have helped introduce an interstate Netball Tournament to the region, I enjoy fundraising, helping my husband run our photography business and taking part in events organised by Healthy Together Mildura.
Euston, New South Wales
I was born in Bendigo, Victoria in 1992. My schooling was completed at Catholic College Bendigo before commencing a double degree at Latrobe University. Here I obtained an Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences and a Masters in Speech Pathology in 2016. I then moved to the Northern Mallee after gaining employment at Robinvale District Health Services as a Speech Pathologist – a career I am very passionate about.
I have a keen interest in music and was a member and choir leader for the Bendigo Youth Choir for many years. This enabled me to travel both nationally and internationally with the group. In my spare time I enjoy being active in the outdoors, exploring the region and travelling whenever possible.
I was born and raised in Wuhan, China. After completion of my bachelor degree in China, I went to the University of Adelaide and completed a Master of Accounting and Finance in 2012. I lived in Adelaide for 7 years and worked in a practice firm as a Tax Accountant. In November 2016, I relocated to Mildura with my husband. I am a CPA and working with Southern Cross Farms as an Accountant since November 2016. My hobbies include playing the Guzheng (a traditional Chinese instrument), traveling and cooking. I look forward to learning more about our community, connecting with and contributing to the community.
Born and raised in Swan Hill (Victoria), I come to NMLP with fifteen years’ experience working within the Community Services Sector – Corrections (Victoria & Northern Territory); Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services (New South Wales); & Psychiatric Crisis Assessment and Treatment (Victoria). To compliment my clinical experience, I am also a Sessional Lecturer with La Trobe University in the Master of Social Work Program. Recently I have transitioned from clinical practice into the domains of Risk Management, Performance Improvement and Policy Development with Mildura Base Hospital. In my spare time, I enjoy training in the gym and travelling.
Born in Nigeria, West Africa, I completed a Bachelor of Law from Abia State University Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002. Going on to practice law both as a Barrister and Solicitor, I appeared up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Having developed an interest in Corporate Commercial law and Employment law, I completed my Masters of Laws (LL.M) in 2008 at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. I then continued to further my education at the University by obtaining my Masters of Business Adminstration (MBA), majoring in Human Resources, in 2010.
Relocating to Australia in 2013, I moved to Mildura and took on the position of Human Resource Manager at Tristar Medical Group where I still maintain this role. As a member of the Diggerland Community Church Red Cliffs, I actively participate in the programs and activities that are organised and hope to give back to the region by inspiring young people to follow their dreams.
Red Cliffs, Victoria
After finishing Year 12 at Red Cliffs Secondary College where I was School Captain and a Sport House Captain. I did a 12 month stint at Ballarat University studying Physical Education. I returned home after the first year having obtained an Advanced Certificate in Physical Recreation. I began work at the Mildura Waves as a Fitness Instructor before starting an Electrical Apprenticeship while still working at the Waves. After successfully completing my apprenticeship I worked as a fully qualified Electrician. Going on with further study to gain my Electrical Contractor License.
I have a keen interest in motorcycles and use this hobby to decompress when needed or as a social outing with mates but nothing is more important to me than my family, most especially my children.
My name is Bronwyn Lockwood and I am 52 years old. I am originally from Mount Gambier, in South Australia before moving to Mildura 16 years ago and now call it home. I have a daughter who is 24 and lives in Ballarat, and I have a son who is 19 and is living at home. I have two part time job roles doing Accounts & Payroll with Murray Valley Electrics & BRW Elec. I enjoy travelling, reading, socialising with friends. I have dabbled in Stand-up Paddling and I am a volunteer with the Mildura Volunteer Branch of Make a Wish Australia.
Locally born and raised on an agricultural property; my family were by no means economically favoured but the luxury and challenge of living in the Aussie bush presented a huge variety of opportunities. My childhood consisted of riding a battered bike through the scrub and swimming the Murray River. I met the Australian public education system with full force and this influenced my varied employment roles over the last 10 years.
With a strong belief in connection and empathy, I look forward to realising aspirations of creating positive social change in helping construct a community-wide mentoring program through Hands Up Mallee and local service providers.
I grew up in Mount Gambier in South Australia. I attended Saint Martin’s Lutheran College and completed year 12 in 2010. I then completed a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of South Australia while working with Disability SA. I moved to Mildura in 2016 to take up a position with the Victorian Department of Education as a Social Worker Student Support Services officer. I am currently employed at Mallee Accommodation and Support Program in NSW as a Homeless Support Worker/Domestic Violence Support Worker. My interests include reading, travelling, music and spending time with family and friends.
Born and raised on a dried fruit block, I relocated to Melbourne as an eighteen year old to establish a career in the travel industry. I enjoyed various travel and event management roles in Melbourne and regional Victoria before returning to Mildura in 2009.
As part of the events team at Mildura Rural City Council I love supporting the many events that showcase our region and celebrate our diverse community.
My husband and I are kept busy raising our three energetic boys and supporting their various sporting and community activities. My limited spare time is dedicated to photography and planning our next holiday.
Born in Scotland, I joined the Royal Navy (UK) when I was a teenager as an aircraft electronics technician in the Fleet Air Arm. On leaving the Navy, I moved to Sydney and worked all over Australia before settling in Adelaide. There, I joined the Police Force, working as general patrols in Adelaide, Whyalla and the APY Lands and as an investigator at Eyre & Far West CIB. A further career change led me to become a registered nurse and I have now been working in mental health & drug and alcohol fields for the past 5 yrs. I am married with three teenage children.
A very passionate community member, I strongly believe in the influence that community groups can have on our region. Since June 2017 I have volunteered as the Events Coordinator for Mildura Young Professionals and I also volunteer as a choir member at my family church in Red Cliffs, Diggerland.
I hold a Certificate III in Business, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and I am currently working through my Certificate IV in Accounting. I have worked at SuniTAFE for almost 2 years, starting at Skills and Jobs Centre before moving into the Finance Department where I am able to use both my financial and customer service skills.
I have lived in Mildura since 1980, having completed my primary and secondary schooling in Mildura before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation at RMIT. On return to Mildura, I worked at Stefano’s wine bar before commencing a career with the Victorian Government, where I have worked for 23 years, I have been a statutory planner for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for 16 years. In 2015 I completed a Diploma in Management. A past president of the Saints Baseball Club, I am currently president of Mildura Settlers Cricket Club and enjoy cricket, golf, socialising and camping in the Loseabago.
I am a passionate Recruitment Consultant with over 8 years’ industry experience. Throughout this time I have been dedicated to building strong client and candidate/temp worker relationships. I believe I am very approachable and strive to provide a professional level of customer service. My passion is for learning and the continuous need to further develop my skills based on knowledge and understanding of the local community and business needs. My family, friends and animals are my world and I enjoy my weekends spent on our property or camping. I like helping people and will always go above and beyond to help someone in need.
Gol Gol, New South Wales
My name is Randall Stephens and I am the Labels Production Manager at Jamesprint. I live in Mildura with my wife Naomi, and three children. I was born and raised in Broken Hill NSW and after completing my HSC I moved to Adelaide to play basketball. After several years in Adelaide, I moved back to Broken Hill to start a printing apprenticeship. In the third year of my apprenticeship I moved to Mildura to take up a position with Jamesprint which enabled me to complete my apprenticeship in Mildura. Several years later I was fortunate to be offered the Labels manager position which is the role I currently hold today. I enjoy basketball and football, although these days I tend to watch more so than play.
I have lived my last 40 years in the Sunraysia area, growing up at Birdwoodton and playing baseball, golf and football throughout the years.
My wife Christal and I have four daughters aged 20, 15, 13 and 11.
We together own Platinum Electricians Mildura and have a small but growing team. We are also part owners in The Corporate Moose.
I aspire to become a better leader for my daughters, our businesses and also to connect to the community in a better way to understand how I can help make a positive change to the district.
Having relocated to Mildura for my partner in January 2015, I’ve been working for MADEC for the past two years having started as a Compliance Officer. In 2017 I was then promoted to my current role as Team Leader where I have built a respected team within the organisation. Prior to relocating to Mildura I enjoyed a 15 year career in Financial Services being employed with major international organisations. Originally from Geelong I have travelled extensively overseas and resided in both Cairns and London. I am grateful for this opportunity and believe this will provide me with invaluable knowledge of the community and services.
Born and raised in Mildura, I have also lived in Austria and Germany on student exchange, learning German which I continued in university studies.
I studied a Bachelor of Environments with a major in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Melbourne, getting involved in college netball and musicals and dancing.
Returning to Mildura in mid-2015 I have been working as a town planner in a private industry and local government capacity.
I’m passionate about our region, getting involved in local netball, musicals, volunteering with Days for Girls and participated in Mildura’s Youth Parliament team in 2017.
I was raised on a farm in the Mallee region and after finishing school, relocated to Adelaide where I completed a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at Flinders University. I was then admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in June 2012.
Not long after, I returned to the Mallee and began practicing as a Solicitor. In January 2015, I moved to Mildura and am now employed at Holcroft Lawyers.
I am a Director of MADEC Australia, committee member for Mildura Young Professionals Network and an active member of the Country Fire Authority. Outside of work, my interests include travelling, playing netball and spending time with family and friends.