Carly has 19 years work experience in the non-government, community and education sectors. She worked for Oxfam Australia in their International Emergencies Department, contributing to the re-establishment of sustainable communities in East Timor, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands. She later managed the development and implementation of the Oxfam Australia Environmental Sustainability Plan, which directed and inspired the agency towards environmental sustainability in its operations, programs and advocacy.
In 2010, after a move to rural Australia, Carly founded the award winning Natureweavers Earth School. Natureweavers is the longest running forest school in Queensland and works with children from 0-16 years old and their families. Based on Gubbi Gubbi country in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Natureweavers enables relationships between people and places to grow and thrive, and inspires earth stewardship from infancy through to adulthood.
Carly is a skilled and spirited practitioner, with a depth of practical and pedagogical expertise that is unparalleled in her region. She has been a Claire Warden Associate Trainer since 2015, is a member of the International Association of Nature Pedagogy, an advisor to the Forest School Learning Initiative, a member of the Australian Association of Environmental Educators, a Nature Play Queensland education provider, and Secretary of the Sunshine Coast Environment Council.
Carly holds qualifications in Psychophysiology, Environmental Management, has a Permaculture Design Certificate and is a qualified yoga teacher.