Improving the profitability & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers
 
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Andrea Carmody

Projects Officer









Andrea works part time for SEPWA on project extension and co-ordination. She lives and also works on her farm at Cascade with her husband and his family. They also have properties on the coast near Munglinup and a cattle station. Andrea is currently on maternity leave.
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Sam Stubna

Projects Officer
E: sam@sepwa.org.au
T: 0400 537 383
PO Box 365 Esperance,
WA 6450

Sam grew up in the small Wheatbelt community of Kondinin where her parents and brother still farm a mixed enterprise today. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at UWA in 2007. After travelling, she first worked at Kalyx, Esperance before moving to Landmark to work as an agronomist with them prior to having her two children and doing a brief farming stint back in Kondinin. She began working with SEPWA early in 2019 as a project officer.

 

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Michelle Handley

Executive Officer

E: michelle@sepwa.org.au
 T: 0447 908 311
Michelle was born in Esperance and spent many hours by her Dad’s side on her parent’s farm at Grass Patch. After completing her schooling at a local primary and high school she moved to Perth where she completed her Bachelor, Honours and Masters degrees at Curtin University. Michelle then worked in sustainable resource management for 10 years during which she developed a broad background in managing projects, policy development, community consultation and scientific writing.  After meeting her now husband Greg Warren (a local agronomist) at a local Esperance pub just as she was starting her Master’s degree, Michelle moved back to Esperance in 2005.   
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Kellie Guest

Communications

E: kellie@sepwa.org.au
 T: 0409 844 228
   PO Box 365 Esperance,
   WA 6450
Kellie manages the media and communiations for SEPWA. She has around 2 decades of experience in the rural media including work as a journalist and presenter for ABC radio. Kellie lives with her farming husband and three young sons in the Esperance community.
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Bill Sharp

Trials Coordinator

E: multiseed@westnet.com.au
 T: 0428 711 375
Bill worked with the Department of Agriculture for 25 years in Newdegate and Merredin before moving to Esperance in 1998 to take up role with Esperance District Office as Senior Technical and Certification Officer. In 1997 Bill entered the commercial seed industry and in 2004 formed his own seed production company. Bills role will be as SEPWA Trials coordinator (Part Time) to liaise with breeding programs, seed companies and farmers in the Esperance Port Zone and to oversee the large scale demonstration trials. These trials will include Wheat, Barley and Canola. Bill, unfortunately, also has the passion for the Fremantle Dockers.