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Our team:


 Cam MackenzieCam Mackenzie

Cam Mackenzie is president of DDEC and of Wildlife Queensland in our region. By day he works as principal of Amaroo Environmental Education Centre. Cam went to school in Toowoomba and before returning in 2013 worked in different locations in Queensland on environmental education with Education Queensland. Cam inherited the passion for wildlife which runs throughout his family and has nurtured it throughout his life. He is a founding member of DDEC.




 Lee MasonLee Mason

Lee Mason is a founder of DDEC and former president, secretary and treasurer of TREC and has been involved in Toowoomba socially and environmentally for over 20 years. He teaches at Harristown High School and is president of the Toowoomba World Environment Day Committee.




 Ian 'Sandy' BrownIan 'Sandy' Brown

Ian 'Sandy' Brown is our treasurer. He is a founding member of 'The Dancing Bear' and has devoted his life to social and environmental justice. As a professional he works daily with the needy in our community and has organised many, many events to promote justice and the environment. This year marks the 25th year he has participated in World Environment Day.



 Ian WhanIan Whan

President of Friends of Felton, Ian Whan, is a DDEC committee member who has worked as a resource economist and has extensive knowledge of the NRM groups operating in our region. He is heavily involved in the Felton Food Festival.




Leigh JohnstoneLeigh Johnstone


Committee member Leigh Johnston edits the Environment Action Toowoomba Facebook page. Leigh works as a massage therapist. 




 Carol WaldenCarol Walden

Carol Walden is an artist, activist and author.She is studying a bachelor of media & communications at UNE and majoring in writing and publishing. Carol is also President of Arts Council Toowoomba Inc. and is often involved in local community, arts and environment projects. Carol is a DDEC committee member.

Peter MacQueenPeter MacQueen

 Peter Macqueen has interests in all aspects of cultivating and conserving plants, with particular enthusiasm for local plants and invertebrates. He teaches horticulture at TAFE in Toowoomba, and is involved in numerous groups.   Being involved with DDEC provides an opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the regional environment and representation of Amaroo Environmental Education Centre on DDEC.








Hugh KrenskeHugh Krenske


Hugh Krenske represents Friends of Escarpment Parks on DDEC. He is active in organising volunteers and the clearing of invasive vegetative species from the Toowoomba range parklands and is on several Toowoomba Regional Council consultative committees.  















Kate Reardon SmithKate Reardon Smith 

Kate Reardon Smith alternates with Ian Whan representing Friends of Felton on DDEC's management committee. 














 Paul KingPaul King

Paul King is our community organiser. He has worked for many years in industrial and community organising and disability support. He is qualified in law, economics, government and industrial relations.