Prior to founding Do it on the Roof, Shelley founded two startups in communications and the arts, led cultural history tours in France for Australians Studying Abroad, and served as aide to a judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. She has held lectureships and fellowships in English literature at Oxford University and in Irish history and literature at universities in the UK and US. She holds a doctorate from Oxford University, where she was a Violet Vaughan Morgan Commonwealth Scholar.
John holds a specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University. He is a Green Star Accredited Professional.
John has a decade of experience in property management. At Citywide Services he managed ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems and reporting of greenhouse gas and energy data. He secured financing for La Trobe University to install storm water-recycling infrastructure on campus, and he has assessed Green Star elements in new buildings.
Sarah is a project manager, landscape designer and horticulturalist with specialist knowledge and experience in green infrastructure. With parents in the nursery and floristry industries, her interest in plants developed at an early age.
Sarah studied at the University of Melbourne, where she completed a Master of Urban Horticulture and a Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls. Sarah was awarded the 2014 Frank Keenan Horticultural Scholarship Award for her major research project, which investigated the potential for spent coffee grounds to be used as an urban soil amendment and plant nutrient. She also holds the RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Certificate.
In addition to her skills with plants, Sarah is an eloquent public speaker. She is passionate about green infrastructure, biodiversity, waste reduction and urban agriculture.
Kim completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in conservation biology and ecology. A stint at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne inspired a move into landscape design, with a particular focus on designing with native plants. She recently completed a Master of Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne, specialising in green infrastructure. She also holds the RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Certificate.
Kim has many years of experience working within the horticultural, landscape and nursery industries, including construction, design and garden maintenance.
Paul's background is in environmental science. He has specialist knowledge about green infrastructure, landscapes, water and ecosystems.
Paul's three science degrees include a PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney, and an MPhil from the University of Melbourne. His MPhil research, in collaboration with Melbourne Water, was about the potential to use raingardens and green roofs to produce food. He has also worked for Geoscience Australia, and he has completed a GIS-focused surveying qualification at RMIT.
An experienced communicator, manager, high level analyst, and educator, Paul's work with Do it on the Roof includes project design, feasibility and planning analysis, water and landscape services, and CPD training for design professionals.
Leah, the newest member of Do it on the Roof, has joined the team as our School Incursion Manager. Leah has a passion for both the outdoors and environmental education, and is experienced in delivering educational activities for children and adolescents.
She holds a Green Roofs 101 Certificate from Green Roofs Australasia and a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne. Her experience includes green roof research as a PhD candidate with the CRC for Low Carbon Living, a fellowship at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, and a Sustainability Officer role with the City of Maribyrnong.
(Green Infrastructure Management)
Alison has over a decade of experience in horticulture and agriculture. As principal of Alison Kelly Consulting she has delivered tools and assessments to these sectors’ businesses and industry bodies. Alison is experienced in consulting, program delivery on a national scale, stakeholder management, Board Secretariat and strategic planning.
Alison was formerly National Program Manager at the Centre for Climate Change and Primary Industries at the University of Melbourne and Natural Resources and Climate Manager at Horticulture Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management.
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