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

 

Adam White

Adam White

Born and raised on the Fraser Coast, Adam has always had close ties to Fraser Island. From family adventures to school trips, Adam has been wandering its trails as long as he can remember.

Now, as an Eco Ranger here at Kingfisher Bay Resort, he enjoys showcasing the natural beauty and true wonder of this amazing island.

Adam has a wealth of knowledge gained from studies in Biology and Environmental Sustainability, as well as first-hand experience of frequenting the island.

Adam has a gift for conveying information in an educational and entertaining manner, which makes him great at working with both adults and children alike.

Adam’s favourite part of his job is navigating the sand tracks across the island, and loves kayaking and fishing in his free time.

Ranger Adam's top island experience - Embarking on a Personalised Tour

 

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

 

Jamen Gallagher

Jamen Gallagher

Having first joined the Rangers as part of an ecotourism internship with the University of the Sunshine Coast, Jamen Gallagher has since become a permanent member of the team.

Jamen has been able to contribute to the Ranger team’s variety of experiences and knowledge with his unique upbringing and background.

Raised in Indonesia until he was 18, he grew up around the SCUBA diving industry, working as an instructor, aspiring to create his own ecotourism company in East Indonesia.

Jamen is now very much enjoying his life here as an Eco Ranger here on K’gari, learning more every day about sustainable tourism, as he works towards achieving his dream.

Jamen’s pastimes include cartography, hiking, camping, indigenous studies, and of course, his true passion - diving.

Ranger Jamen's favourite activity - The Junior Eco Ranger Program

 

Robin Pickett

Robin Pickett

Robin Pickett is our newest addition to the Eco Rangers team and joins us from the U.K. His studies in MSc Ecotourism and Environmental Sciences combined with an aptitude for languages (French, German and conversational Mandarin), experience of teaching and community engagement make him an asset to the team.

He has attended field trips in Tobago and conducted ecotourism research in the Philippines on sustainable management, and says he has found his dream job here on Fraser Island. Robin is passionate about environmental interpretation and conservation and is in love with the island.

His favourite part of the job is getting the opportunity to engage with people from all over world and showcase this unique location, whilst conveying the need to protect and conserve it and by extension the natural world, upon which we all depend.

In his free time he enjoys wildlife photography, hiking, kayaking and yoga.

Robin's favourite resort experience - The Ranger-guided Eco Walk

 

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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