Helena’s love of the rural life started from her early years spent on the family farm in the WA wheatbelt before the family made the move to slightly greener pastures of the southwest.
She has completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Agriculture at the University of Western Australia and has been fortunate to work in varied roles in small business, government and consultancy both during university and since, which has provided her with a well-rounded skill set to be applied to her work.
Prior to joining Select Carbon, Helena worked in the Pastoral Lands Unit for the Dept. of Lands where she was involved in assisting producers to gain approvals for diversification activities to supplement their pastoral grazing enterprises. It was through this work that she developed an interest in the Pastoral Grazing systems and the rangelands that support them. She is passionate about providing assistance to support producers/ landholders to navigate the often-complex approvals and legislation processes to allow them to develop their innovative ideas and improve the sustainability and resilience of their enterprises.
Helena has also worked in a consultancy role where she was involved in preparing feasibility studies, business/ development plans, land use planning studies and site suitability assessments for a range of irrigated agriculture and dryland production systems.
Helena has a keen interest in grazing management, plant and animal nutrition, applied research and holistic management. She hopes to facilitate development of carbon farming in the rangelands (and other agricultural production systems) to improve landscape function and complement livestock grazing enterprises.
Helena is currently working in the Grazing Management team which involves Project Management with a focus on livestock, grazing systems and landscape management.