We’d like to acknowledge those folk who served (knowingly or otherwise) on the OEAQ management committee or assisted in other ways prior to 2005 and played an integral in role in ensuring the organisation’s sustainability and growth. Their names appear in no particular order. Apologies if we’ve missed you. Please get in touch as we are keen to honour you here!
Genny Blades – ex-OEAQ President late-1980s-1994, now teaching in the OE program, La Trobe University Bendigo campus
Derek Sheldon – Maroon Outdoor Education Centre (MOEC) foundation staffer, occasional OEAQ Vice President
Pam & Bruce Lanham –– early to mid-1980s, now teaching at Corinda SHS & Moreton Bay College respectively
Liz Jarvis – OEAQ Treasurer in the early 1980s; One of the founding staff of Hillbrook Anglican School & strong advocate for OE
Kathy Pinch – ex-MOEC; Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, California State University, Sacramento, USA
Jim Johnson – Principal, Brisbane Grammar School, Pepperina Hill OEC 1980-2010 (tbc)
Kathy Kingsford – Director in the Qld Department of National Parks, Sport & Racing
Danny & Debbie Parkin – currently Dan works for Clarence Valley Regional Council & Deb is a primary school teacher
Tim Trehearn – involved in OE from 1981 & now involved in OE & related matters in the Cairns region
Peter Trehearn – worked at Brisbane Grammar School’s Pepperina Hill OEC until 2012 approximately.
Bruce Davis – worked at Camp Fairbairn OEC in 1994
Steve Coleman – worked at Townsville Grammar School in 1994
Ray Young – worked at Kinchant OEC near Mackay in 1994
Tony Hillias – DP, MOEC in late 1990s
Wendy Read – in the late 1990s & early 2000s Wendy was teaching in Brisbane and a keen orienteerer in her spare time
Curt Draheim – OEAQ President late 1990s & early 2000s. In 2012, was still in Education Qld
Peter & Janet McKenna – Peter is the current Principal MOEC, current chair for OEA and OEAQ Vice-President.
Mark Dingle – Works in Victoria
Rob Hales – Program Director: Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University. Author of 2007 Outdoor Recreation Trends in SEQ
James & Carol McIntosh – James was the OEAQ President for more than 10 years concluding in 2016. He provided direction and momentum , bring the OEAQ into the 21st century whilst balancing his role as Director of Outdoor Education at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Carol, has been an ongoing supporter of the OEAQ dedicating much of her time to collating and editing the “Horizons” publication whilst balancing her teaching, family life and outdoor adventuring.
Virginia Mitchell – Current OEAQ president (2017 – current)
Others MIA: Karen Talbot; Greg Hossack; Steve Guihot, Steve Strong, Yoley Entsch; Tom Wixted, Mark Freakley, and Kim Polistina