Meet the Team


After working as a Medical Scientist in Brisbane for many years, a career and lifestyle change saw Sandy moving to the Sunshine Coast and completing a Master of Environmental Education.

She has now been working for ECOllaboration (previously Maroochy Waterwatch) for over 20 years. During this time she’s had a number of roles, including coordinating the Paynter Creek Catchment Care & rehabilitation project; project managing an endangered frog project; liaising with Main Roads to have catchment signs placed along roads to demarcate a range of catchment boundaries in the region; fund raising and business development; coordination of the Sunshine Coast Qld Environmentally Sustainable Schools Initiative Hub; undertaking a Steward’s of the Future research project for Council and managing the development and running of our Eco Education Service for the last 8 years.


Trevor is our Community Engagement & Education Officer and assists with the coordination of citizen science projects across the Sunshine Coast in addition to facilitating school field trips, volunteer groups include River Patrol (capturing rubbish in the Maroochy River), Water Monitoring (testing the quality of rivers and creeks connecting to Maroochy River), Platypus Watch and Frog Monitoring. 

As a former secondary Geography teacher, Trevor also utilises his knowledge of the curriculum to teach local students about the importance of our natural environment.