Meet our Rangers

Let’s get to know the team...

Our fun and knowledgeable team of Rangers are amazing ambassadors of Fraser Island. You’ll spot these friendly faces around the resort, running a series of guided walks, tours and nature-based activities and our renowned Junior Eco Ranger Program, often pointing out various wildlife species and sharing Fraser facts along the way. Did you know - they even met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their official royal visit!?...

Let’s get to know the team...

 

Ann Bauer

Ann Bauer

Ann Bauer, or Ranger Annie, as she is affectionately known, is Head Ranger at Kingfisher Bay Resort, with over 20 years’ experience living and working on Fraser Island.

Starting in the Marine Department initially, she went on to become a tour guide with Fraser Explorer Tours, before finally managing the resort’s Ranger department. Ann has welcomed TV presenters, journalists and celebrities alike – and has become a star in her own right, conducting several interviews and a few cheeky television appearances.

Ann’s tenacity and passion for conservation, and for her 5-strong ranger team, has seen her recently win the 2018 Leadership Award (Go, Annie!).

Ann loves to explore Fraser Island both via land and sea, spending her spare time in her on boat - over to the island of course! She says she has the best job in the world!

Annie's favourite Fraser Island activity - The Ranger-guided Canoe Paddle

 

Jermaine La Rocca

Jermaine La Rocca

Jermaine La Rocca is our Team Leader for the rangers and is a direct descendant of the Butchulla Tribe on K'gari.

He is an expert in bush tucker and bush medicine survival which he learnt from the elders within his family, but mostly through his own personal research, gaining an appreciation for culturalism and science.

He has a certificate in TV Pro Global and extensive acting training, which he wishes to combine in the hope to one day have is own TV show, based on the culture and science of plants.

Ranger J is full of passion, always wears a big, broad smile and ensures everyone is enjoying themselves while on his ancestral homeland.

Jermaine loves cultural research, hiking, 4WDing, board games, star gazing, movies and night walks.

Ranger Jermaine's favourite Fraser experience - The Bush Tucker Talk and Taste

 

Tess Schreck

Tess Schreck

Tess Schreck joined Kingfisher Bay's Eco Ranger team in September 2017. A born and raised Hervey Bay local, Tess began visiting Fraser Island as a one year old, and has been in love with it ever since.

As a child it was her dream to one-day be a ranger – and her dream is now a reality.

In 2014 she completed her Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Geography, History and Australian Indigenous studies. These studies, together with her local knowledge and love for the island has made her a great asset to the team.

Her passion for the island, its history and the environment is inspiring, as is her infectious smile and warm personality.

In her spare time Tess dabbles in photography, drawing, hiking and bird watching.

Tess' favourite Kingfisher Bay Resort activity - The Ranger-guided Night Walk

  

Kaylee Whitmore

Kaylee Whitmore

Kaylee Whitmore joined our Eco Rangers team in May 2019.

Being raised on a rural property, she has always had a passion for animals and the environment – having volunteered with Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast while completing a Bachelor of Animal Ecology.

She’s attended field trips in South Africa and conducted conservation research both around south east QLD and here on Fraser Island. Kaylee already loves being an Eco Ranger; her favourite part of the job is interacting with people from around the world and learning something new every day.

In her free time she enjoys horse riding, adventuring, camping and stand up paddle boarding.

Kaylee’s favourite resort activity - Ranger Guided Segway Tour

 

Cassie Duncan

Cassie Duncan

Cassie Duncan is a recent addition to our ranger team, having also joined us in May 2019.

Born and raised in Hervey Bay, Fraser Island is one of her favourite destinations, visiting as often as she can, including for her studies.

Cassie completed a Bachelor of Animal Ecology with honours in Marine Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2018. She has also worked as a research assistant on projects involving sea turtles, fish, raptors and even oyster reef restoration.

Her local knowledge, coupled with her excitement, enthusiasm and passion for the natural world makes Cassie an asset to the team and says she is living her dream!

In her spare time she enjoys snorkelling/diving, wildlife photography, videography, reading and movies.

Cassie’s favourite Kingfisher Bay Resort activity - Junior Eco Rangers Program

 

Chris Box

Chris Box

Chris Box is the latest addition to the ranger team.

Living on the Fraser Coast for most of his life, Chris has always loved the island and has long dreamt of being able to showcase it to the world.

Graduating in early 2019 with a Bachelor of Environmental Science, Chris feels very fortunate to have picked up such an amazing opportunity straight out of University, starting his career with Kingfisher Bay Resort.

In his spare time Chris loves to experience the outdoors by camping or going on walks.

He also has a passion for videography, video editing and filmmaking, and hopes to one day produce his own documentaries.

Chris' favourite Kingfisher Bay Resort activity - Ranger-guided Archery

 

Check out our weekly What’s On Guide for the full schedule of Ranger-guided activities – Our team look forward to meeting you!

Things to do on Fraser Island

Lazy days on Fraser Island are the stuff that holidays are made of – but life in the slow lane, doesn’t have to be, that slow…
Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Ranger team has developed an activity program that’ll satisfied your taste for adventure and leave you fulfilled at the end of the day.

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