Landcare Tasmania Staff

Landcare Tasmania's purpose is to represent, support, strengthen and grow community Landcare in Tasmania. We do this by supporting our members, and in turn need to be informed, aware and guided by the interests and needs of the membership. 

Peter Stronach 
Landcare Tasmania CEO

Peter starting working in the environmental field while in Primary School, addressing pollution in his local creek and engaging with Council to rectify the situation. With a deep understanding of the Tasmanian environment and an uncanny knack of being able to talk to anyone, on the land or in town, about the life around us in a way that is inspirational, informed and inclusive. His work as Community Landcare Manager for the last 10 years and now CEO for Landcare Tasmania spans the breadth and depth of this amazing island. He has an unabated passion and enthusiasm for the environment, community, owls and a good yarn.  His favourite hot beverage is Earl Grey tea. 

Priscilla Richards 
Member Services Manager

Priscilla began working with Landcare Tas in 2018 and is now the Member Services Manager. With a background in biology and ecology, she has been providing technical support to various faces of the environmental sector for over 20 years, from environmental testing labs to university research support in the US, Canada and the UK, and now to Landcare Tasmania community members who are so incredibly passionate about looking after their local patch.  Always having been a 'plant person', she's an active volunteer with the Threatened Plants Tasmania group, and is also a co-coordinator at the Native Orchid Conservation Lab at the Botanical Gardens in Hobart. She holds a Masters in wetland ecology from the University of Calgary. Her favourite hot beverage is a good strong coffee. 


Rachel Larner
Finance and Admin Manager

Rachel joined Landcare Tasmania in 2020, having previously worked in the financial planning industry. While taking a recent career break to focus on her family, Rachel discovered a passion for sustainable living and permaculture, turning her front lawn into a food forest and trying to reduce her family’s carbon footprint. She is excited to apply her administrative experience and financial management skills as part of the Landcare Tasmania team. Her favourite hot beverage is Choc Orange Rooibos.


Jenn Gason 
Communications and Volunteer Coordinator

With a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Environmental Science, Jenn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Jenn's experience volunteering for several environmental organizations has given her a unique insight into the issues facing our planet and the importance of community-led solutions.

Jenn is proud to be part of the Landcare movement, which empowers individuals and communities to take meaningful action to care for the natural world.

When she's not working, Jenn enjoys exploring Tasmania's stunning landscapes, immersing herself in local culture and indulging in her favourite hot beverage - a refreshing cup of peppermint tea.

Claire Byrne
Executive Assistant 

Claire grew up in the foothills of the Sleeping Beauty mountain range in Tasmania’s South. A childhood spent roaming wild creeks, mountain tracks and bushlands has given her a deep love of natural places. Claire is very excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Landcare Tasmania Team as the new executive assistant, having worked in administrative support for many years.  Claire lives in the Huon Valley with her family, spending any free time attempting to grow food and tame weeds. Her favourite hot beverage is a thick chocolatey mocha.



Lily Fraser
Project & Engagement Officer

Originally from NSW, Lily moved to Hobart in 2020 to study a Masters in Environmental Management and immerse herself in the unique Tasmanian landscape. Through university she began an internship with Landcare Tasmania in 2022 and we are now pleased to welcome Lily in a paid position.

Lily has a background in implementing principles of the circular economy at events and reducing waste sent to landfill. She strongly believes in the power of community engagement and is interested in understanding how community and cultural knowledge can be integrated into decision making processes to conserve the natural environment.  In her spare time she enjoys bush walking, swimming at the beach (but realistically more of a dip in cold tassie), all things food related, learning about people, places and cultures, and exploring the world. Her favourite hot beverage is a big cup of coffee. 



Anna Minchin
Project Manager

Anna Minchin has many years experience in the environmental management field from waste management, to nutrient recycling in freshwater systems, sustainability education, revegetation, plant propagation and environmental planning. She holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in zoology and biochemistry, Honours in freshwater nutrient recycling and a Masters in Environmental Management. She now brings this experience to the Landcare Tasmania team as Project Manager. Anna is a passionate Landcare volunteer and founding member of nipaluna Nursery, a volunteer Landcare nursery, that is primarily growing plants for revegetation projects in the Midlands.


Jess Fitzgibbon
Events Coordinator 

Jess grew up in lutruwita/Tasmania. Her love for the natural environment led her to study a Bachelor of Human Health Science in Herbal Medicine and Nutrition at UNE and then much later, when Covid caused a reason to pause and reassess; a Diploma of Sustainability through UTAS.

Most recently, Jess has worked with Nayri Niara - Aboriginal-owned social enterprise, in various roles including the development and delivery of the Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival and curation of the Home HEARTh Markets, Okines Community House, curating and running events and then the Co-creation and delivery of Pangaea Festival.

In her spare time, Jess loves putting permaculture principles into practice at home and spending as much time in the ocean as possible.

Jess’s favourite drink is the first cup of tea in the morning, without it, the day can not begin!


Alison McCrindle
Events Coordinator 

Alison comes from a background of mostly homeschooling, off-grid living, and lots of time spent being creative.

Predominantly working in the arts industry, Alison has a Bachelor of Fine Art, a Diploma in Sustainable Living, is a founding member of Slipstream Circus Inc., is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Pangaea Festival, and often works on numerous other festivals in Tasmania. 

She is passionate about sustainability, is on a mission to inspire and implement positive action and change in the events industry (and anywhere for that matter), and enjoys working on projects with real purpose in the face of our climate crisis.

She has two favourite hot beverages - morning coffee and afternoon rooibos.





Ben Mildren
Education Officer

Ben has spent the past two years as a part of the UTAS Landcare, helping to bring connections across the state between academic and local communities. In this role he has helped bring forward initiatives that see students contributing to ecological restoration with old-fashioned dirty work, as well as using their unique skills to be a part of the solution building process in Landcare.

Bianca Burford
Education Coordinator

Lutruwita/Tasmania has been Bianca’s chosen home since 2004.

Bianca has a love of camping, wildlife and the bush because of her early interactions observing wildlife and wild places as a child on family holidays around Australia. These led her to study a Bachelor of Technology in Ecotourism at Flinders University, and later a Cert IV in Training and Assessment at TAS TAFE merging her two interests – Animals and Education.

Bianca has a passion for developing strong and lifelong interest for the natural world in children and students. Particularly fostering a love of environment and protecting wildlife. She has worked in Animal Education at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for the past 15 years developing and teaching the nationally accredited Cert II and III Animal Care courses. Bianca has a hands on approach to learning and education and now brings this experience to the Landcare Tasmania team as Education Officer.

Bianca is excited to work with our Landcare members, teachers, students and families.

Bianca loves spending time at the beach with her family, multiday bushwalks in Lutruwita/Tasmania’s beautiful wilderness and reading with her dog curled up by her side at home. Her favourite hot beverage is a Dandy Chai.