Christopher McCormackCo-founder & Managing Director
Chris is co-founder and managing director of Australia’s first nature connection charity, Remember The Wild. He has a background in ecology and marine biology, and is currently studying a PhD in conservation psychology; investigating the links between narrative and connection with nature. Chris is a passionate communicator who enjoys telling stories about the natural world through a variety of mediums, including; film, podcasts, and more.
Dr Catherine CavalloChief Operating Officer & Social Media Manager
Cathy is a natural history nerd with an obsession for field guides and a deep love of local nature. Starting out with RTW as a volunteer back in 2014, Cathy can think of nothing more exciting than helping others find their own appreciation for the nature around them. With a master’s degree and PhD in ecology, she now uses her research and project management skills to deliver interventions that connect people with nature. If she isn’t wearing a snorkel or a pair of binoculars, you’ll find Cathy wearing native animal prints and talking to her indoor plants and household spiders.
Sara McMillanCommunications and Engagement Manager
With broad-ranging experience in a range of communication, media and engagement roles in the not-for-profit and environment sector, most recently as editor of ACF’s habitat magazine, Sara now brings her passion for human-nature connection through storytelling to RTW. Sara lives near the Victorian coast and loves breathing in the crisp sea air while dolphin spotting at her local beach. With two young kids, she also loves experiencing the wonder of making new discoveries in nature through their curious eyes.
Upeka KumarasinghePhilanthropy and Fundraising Manager
Upeka has a background in science and public health, and has worked as a fundraiser for not-for-profits in the Arts and Environmental sectors for many years. Originally from Sri Lanka and a keen swimmer, she has continued to grow her love of the sea by exploring Australia’s beautiful
Alex FergusonProductions & Web Manager
With a background in web development and video production, Alex wears two hats for RTW. He studied media and communications at RMIT, where he developed an interest in using film to explore and appreciate nature. As a resident of Abbotsford VIC, he loves spending time in Yarra Bend Park and watching the grey-headed flying foxes take to the skies at dusk.
Dr Elodie CamprasseEngagement Officer
Elodie fell in love with the ocean when she started diving as a kid in France. She studied marine biology in different countries in Europe and America. After a trip to the Subantarctic to study seabirds and marine mammals, she came to Melbourne to complete her PhD in marine ecology. She enjoys living in such a green and biodiverse city and loves exploring Port Phillip Bay on weekends to take a break from city life and unwind. She is passionate about sustainability and helping people connect with and protect the Bay.
Cherese SonkkilaCommunications and Engagement Officer
When Cherese was in primary school she made a board game about whales, dolphins, and porpoises (“The Cetacean Game”) to help fund conservation efforts. Today, she is still passionate about finding the most fun ways to bridge the gap between us and the more-than-human world using her extensive experience as a science writer, socio-ecology researcher, and comedian. She is a nightmare to go on bushwalks with, as she will stop for every fungus, interesting gumnut, and rustle-that-might-be-a-wallaby – you may spot her wandering around Royal Park in Melbourne doing just this.
Caleb McElreaContent Creator
Caleb McElrea has had a fascination with the natural world ever since Cadbury Yowies chemically associated it with chocolate-triggered endorphins (we suspect). Studying a Bachelor of Wildlife Science at the University of Queensland and Honours in Zoology at the University of Melbourne, his passions lie in the area of wildlife filmmaking and science communication. You can find him in a variety of habitats, as long as there are ample birds, mammals and critters to photograph, and new people to meet once his extroversion is starved to the point of desperation.