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Briar Reynolds

Project Manager, Mid-West WA

Briar is EON’s Project Manager for the Mid-West region in WA, delivering the Thriving Communities Program at Rangeway Primary School in Geraldton, and EON Extension Programs in Meekatharra and Mount Magnet.

Originally from New Zealand, Briar currently lives in Geraldton.

Prior to joining EON, she taught for many years at Cue Primary School –where she was instrumental in establishing an edible garden which she incorporated into her lessons. In this role Briar also enjoyed working with students of all ages in cooking classes, and school-based food preparation.

Briar brings to the EON role a familiarity with living and working in the Mid-West region and a sound knowledge of local growing conditions. 

Briar is the mother of two adult children and is passionate about cooking, gardening and teaching.

Sally Dighton

Project Manager, WA

Sally is EON Project Manager for Rangeway Primary School – a large school with a high Indigenous population in Geraldton WA.  Sally job-shares the role of delivering the Thriving Communities Program at Rangeway with Briar Reynolds.

Sally was formerly EON Project Manager for the Mid-West communities of Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo. In between her EON roles Sally has established a thriving gardening business in Geraldton, focusing on edible garden design, advice and installations, and helping people throughout the Mid-West grow food confidently at home. This includes horticultural therapy, working with families and children, using gardening as a tool to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

Sally has a long working history in the gardening and landscaping space in WA.  She has completed vocational training in horticulture, landscaping, conservation and land management.

Sally currently lives in Geraldton with her partner and young daughter.

Kaillee Brown

Project Manager, Big Rivers, NT

Kaillee is an EON Project Manager  in the Big Rivers Region in the NT. She delivers the EON Thriving Communities program in Yarralin, and EON Extension Programs in the communities of Barunga and Beswick.

An Indigenous woman from the Katherine region, Kaillee has lived, worked and raised her family in the area.

Prior to joining EON she has spent over 9 years working in local government. During this time Kaillee worked closely with remote Indigenous communities and developed a passion to help improve the health and wellbeing of community members, particularly through nutrition education with the children.

Kaillee enjoys working in a practical ‘hands-on’ manner and has a long-term personal interest in gardening and healthy eating which she has passed on to her 3 teenage children.

Anthony Heaslip

Project Manager, Big Rivers, NT

Anthony is an EON Project Manager in the Big Rivers Region in the NT. He delivers the EON Extension Program in Jilkminggan, and is also a roving Project Manager providing support across all the NT communities where EON is currently working.  

Anthony previously held a Project Facilitator role with EON, so is familiar and experienced with working across multiple communities. Between his roles with EON, he worked with the School Nutrition program at Jilkminggan.  

Anthony has resided in the Territory for nearly 30 years, mostly based in the Big Rivers region, where he has built is own strawbale house on a  500 acre block. 

With formal qualifications in horticulture, it is no surprise that his hobbies include gardening! 

And what does he love about his job with EON? “The engagement with kids, the diversity the job offers and working with great people.”

Karen Dack

Project Manager, Big Rivers region, NT

Karen is EON’s Project Manager delivering the Thriving Communities Program at Clyde Fenton Primary School in Katherine, and with the school and community at Kalkaringi  in the Big Rivers region.

Karen has previous experience working at Clyde Fenton Primary, including participating in their school holiday program delivering cooking classes to the feeder-communities of Binjari, Kalano and Rockhole. More broadly, she has worked as a Student Engagement / Truancy Officer with the Northern Territory Department of Education for many years.

Karen was born and raised in Katherine. She is married with three children, and currently enjoys living on a large property that ends on the Katherine River. The horses and cattle that roam the property keep her well supplied with manure for her vegetable garden. Karen likes to spend her spare time gardening, cooking and just being at home with her animals.

Desi Stanaway

Project Manager, Big Rivers, NT

Desi is an EON Project Manager in the Big Rivers Region in the NT. She delivers the EON Extension Program in Minyerri and Ngukurr, and the Thriving Communities Program at MacFarlane school in Katherine. 

Desi, formerly from New Zealand, brings 25 years of primary school teaching experience to her role with EON.  Fifteen of those years have been spent teaching in remote communities in the Northern Territory, including Jilkminggan, Mataranka, Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala.  She has a particular interest in working with children with special needs.

In her spare time Desi enjoys playing the piano and singing, sewing and knitting and spending time with her cats! 

And what does she love about her job with EON? “Working with kids in community and using the garden as a tool to teach about nutrition.”