Team

We have a dedicated team at Adventureworks WA who are qualified and experienced professionals bringing together their wealth of knowledge from various backgrounds, including education, leadership, facilitation, coaching, health, strategic planning, art and environment.

Our team of seasonal program facilitators and instructors are recruited for their passion, energy and experience. They all play an important role in making an IMPACT with our participants and clients.

Our recruitment processes, internal induction, training and development will ensure that we always have the right people for the right job.

Mary Wood
Founder | Director

About Mary

Mary has experience in health, training, facilitation and coaching, recruitment, managing teams, community and stakeholder engagement and has owned and operated her own business for over 25 years.

Through her  personal and professional development work, Mary has developed a passion and curiosity about human behavior and what inspires and motivates people at the deepest level.  With a belief that we learn by doing, experiential learning plays a big role to inspire others to have belief in their ability, to control their lives, have choice in their behavior to realise their dreams and potential.

Mary is a registered nurse, a qualified personal and business coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, Trainer and Assessor, Certified HBDI (Herman Brain Dominance Instrument) practitioner and Certified Community Engagement Practitioner and Trainer (IAP2). She is currently completing studies in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Western Australia.

Scottie Wood
Founder | Director

About Scottie

Scottie Wood is an energetic and outgoing personal development specialist with 20 years of experiential training, facilitation and leadership experience.  He has been a business owner  and gained qualifications in leadership, personal and business coaching, facilitation, training and assessing, Whole Brain Thinking and is a certified HBDI coach (Herman Brain Dominance Instrument).

He has developed teams and individuals across a variety of sectors, cultures and environments including the police and emergency services, education and the corporate sector.  He has a passion for developing the capacity of remote and rural Australia and has been a facilitator with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation for several years.  Scott has also spent many years working in and travelling to the beautiful Kimberly, where he has worked with a range of clients.

Scottie’s extensive professional background and life experience have developed his passion for inspiring people to get the most from the opportunities of life and creating change in people, teams and organisations on a deep and lasting level.

Marni Klein
Facilitator | Program Development

About Marni

Marni Klein has been creating youth support programs and working with adolescents, parents, and teachers for the past 20 years.  Her background in adventure learning, leadership development, theatre, and yoga all come together in a unique approach to self-growth and building community.  Marni holds degrees in acting and communication, is a certified coach, and a registered yoga instructor.  She has been trained in rites of passage facilitation as well as mindfulness and stress reduction.  A mother of two daughters, Marni is keenly aware of the challenges girls face growing in to healthy women.  She loves watching the circles of support girls build for themselves when they get outside and share their experience, strength, and hope with each other.

James “Fish” Gill
Facilitator | Program Development

About Fish

James ‘Fish’ Gill has a diverse background in creative education and experiential learning. Since 2000 he has been delivering programs that grow empathy, resilience and collaboration in organisations and schools throughout WA. Fish has worked extensively with disadvantaged schools throughout WA, developing creative programs and delivering professional development to re-engage disengaged students. He has presented on growing engagement and resilience at the IDEA conference in Hong Kong in 2007, the Drama West Conference in 2011, and the 2017 Positive Schools Conference, and will present at the Annual International Arts and Health Conference in 2017. He has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Rites of Passage Leadership Training with Dr Arne Rubinstein. His compassionate facilitation style draws on his experience as an educator, yoga teacher, actor and father.

mike dyson
Facilitator | Program Development

About Mike

Mike Dyson has spent over 15 years honing his passion and understanding of mental health and preventative holistic wellbeing through both his work as a Chinese medicine practitioner and his research into the fields of mindfulness and positive psychology. It is the meeting of these interests which fuels his desire to reframe the way we view mental health – to create positive mental and physical wellbeing through awareness of values, passions and strengths. He has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Rites of Passage Leadership Trainings with Dr Arne Rubinstein and numerous leadership trainings with the Mankind Project. He continues to serve the community in supporting men’s wellbeing. Mike’s love of music, nature, the creative arts and his obsession with having a yarn around the campfire inform his unique approach to inspiring communities to support and encourage the brilliance of each individual. 

Jo Jackson
Operations coordinator

Nick Walters
Social Media and Into Adulthood Facilitator

Rowena Trott
Marketing and Communications

Lem Ravenswood
Outdoor Leader and Into Adulthood Facilitator

Angie Caldow
Into Adulthood Facilitator

Zac tarrant
Into Adulthood Facilitator

Millie Aldridge
Into Adulthood Facilitator

Bec Tarrant
Into Adulthood Facilitator

Erin Shaylor
Into Adulthood Facilitator

Gabrielle Walker
Into Adulthood Facilitator

Alexis Nordine
Outdoor Leader

Steve East
Outdoor Leader

Ryan Hansen
Outdoor Leader

Brad Clitheroe
Outdoor Leader

Anita Muir
Outdoor Leader