The Team

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Natalie Isbel

Committed to creating strong and safe cultures!

For the last 20 years, Nat has been working or volunteering in youth education and development. Not only is she passionate about the chance to help foster positive youth wellbeing,  she also gets the opportunity to release her own inner child and continually grow and learn herself! A significant part of her career has been in Outdoor Education which stemmed from her own school camp experiences that opened her eyes to different ways of approaching life and allowed her to grow in confidence in new surroundings. She is highly skilled in supporting students’ self-discovery, teamwork, problem solving and general life skills via outdoor adventures, activities and camps with a strong focus on reflection through scaffolded journeys and thought provoking debriefs. ‘I’ve been fortunate enough to work throughout South East Queensland and Victoria as well as travelling the world taking students on leadership and teamwork expeditions. It is especially exciting to see young people discover the wonders of new cultures and develop independence while still succeeding within a team environment.’ Natalie Isbel. With the local Scout Group in her street, Natalie volunteered as a Cub Scout Leader and relished the community and culture. A Cub Scout parent saw her potential and swiftly recommended her for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), a program she became heavily involved in. It also opened the door for her to help facilitate RYPEN, the Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment. Her university experience in Primary Education, career in Outdoor Education and current Teacher Aide Practicals have given Natalie insight into the benefits of social and emotional wellbeing within the school environment and beyond and she looks forward to further creating strong and safe cultures!

 
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Kerie Schaber

Committed to making lives better!

Kerie grew up in NZ spending her teenage years being involved with Christian Surfers NZ.  She found this experience of being around good role models incredibly inspiring as a young person. This lead to her moving to Australia in 1996 to continue working with youth and young people alongside Youth With A Mission Australia. Over the years this has had many faces including high school events, youth day trips and camps, taking teams of young people all over the world on trips and working in schools to assist with mentoring at risk youth. Kerie currently works as a teacher aide with diverse learners alongside being Mum to a teen and a tween.
'I think my passion has always been to give young people options to make their lives better. I believe many of our problems as adults could be avoided if we had the encouragement and tools to make different choices earlier in life.' - Kerie Schaber

 
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Timica Hawkins

Committed to believing in people!

Favourite quote, ‘I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Bethany Hamilton.
Having experienced adversity growing up, Timica is energetic and passionate about being part of this innovative team. She trained as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to share her passion of health and wellness with others, and to support people making a lifestyle change or working towards a specific rehabilitation goal. Having worked in a variety of different settings over the last 10 years, she’s had the privilege of working with all levels of physical ability, from amputees in Africa to complex cases of acquired brain injury, and everything in between. Fascinated by people’s journeys of self-discovery, Timica has found the most memorable gifts of love, humanity, strength and hope in the smallest, unspeakable moments of life. Humble and genuine in her approach, Timica has a heart for helping individuals and organisations harness their strengths, and step into their true potential; with corporate culture building programs as her focus.
Timica also comes from a Surf Life Saving background, having competed in surf boat rowing and being involved with Surfing for the Disabled on the Sunshine Coast. When she’s not at work you’ll find her swimming in the sea, hiking, or reading a great book.

 
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Miranda Magner

Committed to pushing the boundaries!

Hi, my name is Miranda, sometimes Miss Moo or Miss Jayne (my middle name) if I've really pushed the boundaries. Which of course are there for pushing. I don't take "no" or other peoples' thoughts and ideas of me as a guide as to what I should do or what I'm expected to achieve.
Throughout my life I've faced many challenges. I have a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) . I've had it since birth. EDS is often referred to as an invisible disability. On the outside, I look like any other teenager. Unfortunately my insides tell a very different story. I face significant complications and often require the use of a wheelchair and other adaptive equipment on a daily basis.
More importantly, I work very hard not to let EDS stop me.
I have a great team of professionals who support me to achieve my goals. My passion is art, especially Van Gough and Japanese Anime. I enjoy traveling, skiing, roller skating, baking, exploring new places and having wonderful experiences. Today I help Josh and the team with illustrations for their material including their children's book series. I hope that in this small way I can help others to realise that they do not have to be defined by others thoughts or idea's about them.