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 current work as Community Landcare Manager for the last 10 years and deputy 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 Landcare Services Manager. She has made a career in providing technical support to various faces of the environmental sector, 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. 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 Officer

Jenn began working with the Landcare team as a volunteer in 2019, and now works in a paid position. She has completed studies in environmental science, anthropology and economics.  She is passionate about caring for our precious environment and sees Landcare community groups as one of the best ways to do so.  Jenn also has interests in corporate environmental responsibility, sustainable land management and cultural heritage.  She is honoured to support a movement which empowers people and communities to take care of their patch.  Her favourite hot beverage is peppermint tea. 

 

Evie Drinnan
Project Officer

Evie began as the Executive Assistant at Landcare Tasmania in December 2020, having completed a double degree in Science and Philosophy from the University of Tasmania. Early in 2020, Evie started a Landcare group for UTAS students: the UTAS Landcare Society. Since the group's establishment, they have travelled across the state, from the North West to the East Coast to Hobart and its surrounds, to join forces with other member groups, helping with large-scale projects while gaining valuable field experience and enjoying some time away from the desk!
Evie grew up on a sheep farm in central Victoria, and is passionate about restoring all ecosystems, regenerating agricultural landscapes, producing healthy, nutritious and delicious food, and community participation in Landcare. In her spare time, Evie likes to bushwalk, kayak, free dive, read books, and cook and eat heartwarming food. Evie's favourite warm beverage is a strong cup of tea with a dash of milk.

Joy Pfleger
Project Officer

Joy’s involvement with Landcare started at the 2019 Landcare Conference as a volunteer. Since then, Joy has been a volunteer with the UTAS Landcare Society, and is now also working with the organization to roll out the Outreach Training Programs. Her background is in Environmental Science. Everyday people make up the most of the world’s population and so can make a huge difference in caring for the environment. As Landcare Tasmania facilitates this community environmental care, Joy is particularly passionate about being involved in Landcare. After getting her hands dirty doing Landcare or going for a bushwalk, Joy loves a good cup of Chai 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 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 waste management, 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.  Lily is excited to apply her knowledge of environmental management at Landcare Tasmania and empower people to make a difference. 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.