Our Team

Nature Play QLD is proud of its small but dedicated team. Their backgrounds, skill sets and expertise vary greatly, but they are united by their passion for promoting outdoor play for children.

Meet our team

Meet the passionate people behind Nature Play QLD. If you would like to collaborate with us or are looking for advice on introducing nature play or outdoor learning to your centre or home we would love to hear from you.

Angela Wright

Program Manager

0488 171 383manager@natureplayqld.org.au

Contact for: new and ongoing partnerships and programs, speaker invitations.

Angela’s extensive experience in local government recreation and sport enabled her to grow her passion for planning, delivering and advocating for better outdoor recreation places, spaces, programs and services. A short stint in Sport and Recreation Qld projected her into the outdoor recreation policy area which greatly assisted in her return and ongoing career in local government. Angela worked for 17 years for Redland City Council in the City Spaces Group until her semi-retirement in 2017. She continued her voluntary work with Nature Play Qld (Nature Play Spaces Program) until 2019 when she returned to full timework to fill the enormous shoes left by Hyahno Moser, Program Manager for Nature Play QLD.

Marketing and Communications Manager

0480 286 210marketing@natureplayqld.org.au

Contact for: public relations and opportunities to promote Nature Play QLD and passports queries.

Dawn Carnell

Office Manager

0417 494 706info@natureplayqld.org.au

Contact for: invoicing and financial queries, event and ticket bookings and general enquiries.

Dawn joined Outdoors Queensland in Nov 2021 and comes to us with a diverse background across a few industries. She has a strong administration background with 15 years in general admin roles and another 15 years in HR roles within the IT industry and community organizations like Esk Shire Council and Multicap. She felt like a sea change in 2007 and moved from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.

She completed a Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation that same year and then worked in the industry as an Outdoor Rec Instructor with several providers until late 2011 when she returned to Brisbane and HR roles. In 2017 Dawn had a career change and started driving buses for Brisbane City Council and enjoyed driving a 15m bus around the suburban and city streets of Brisbane before joining us.