Shawn Andrews is a Yugambeh man who is passionate about Indigenous education and the journey of reconciliation for all Australians. Shawn has extensive experience as an educator and has over ten years’ experience in designing and facilitating Indigenous education, leadership programs and mentoring. Shawn is a Director at MITS (Melbourne Indigenous Transition School) and has held Indigenous mentoring and management positions in the corporate sector. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Sports and Outdoor Recreation and Cert IV in Sports Management. He also received a Bursary award and was a Faculty board member and student advisor at Monash University. Shawn is currently finishing his Masters in Education. He is closely connected to Mount Noorat, Northern Territory and Logan River.
Program Development Manager
Geoff is highly experienced outdoor educator who has worked closely with Shawn Andrews for over eight years. Geoff is a qualified teacher and has worked in outdoor education as a leader in Australia and overseas. He has a passion for designing inclusive camps experiences that use Indigenous Pedagogy as the method for teaching and learning. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation, a Bachelor of Education and multiple wilderness leadership qualifications. Some of his favourite hang outs are Tocumwal, Wilsons Promontory and Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. Geoff also loves spending time in the Alps in Australia and overseas chasing fresh tracks.
Dave’s family is originally from Far North Queensland in Kuku Yalanji country. He has grown up in Victoria and has a love of education in the outdoors. He holds a Bachelor of Sports Science majoring in Outdoor Education & Physical Education and is currently completing his Masters in Secondary Education. Some of Dave’s frequented locations are include Gippsland, Barmah State Forest and the Bogong High Plains.
Aunty Aurore Fahey
Aunty Aurore is a Djadjawurrung woman with extensive experience in teaching Indigenous cultural history and connection. She has a passion for teaching bush tucker and bush medicine and is a talented and natural storyteller. Aunty Aurore currently runs the Indigicate program and sessions at Camp Jungai in the Rubicon Valley. She has also been an Indigenous educator at Healesville Sanctuary and has many life stories to share. Aunty Aurore has a special place in her heart for Wentworth, the Perridunes and the twin sisters (where the Murray and Darling Rivers meet).
Community Liason Facilitator
Student Welfare Advisor
Cassandra is a very passionate and highly experienced outdoor educator and Youth Worker who has spent the last five years working in the outdoor industry whilst completing a Bachelor of Youth Work. Cassandra is particularly skilled in using outdoor settings and camps programs to help youth who are marginalised in society. She believes that camps programs are the perfect environment to help young people empower themselves. Cassandra likes to spend her spare time in places such as the Mornington Peninsula and The Dandenongs.