MEET THE TEAM
Combining her passions of travel and sustainability, Sophie completed her degree in Adventure Ecotourism in 2013. She has been on the move ever since, working seasonally throughout Australia and travelling overseas. Kangaroo Island’s stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife has managed to capture Sophie for her longest stint yet. She loves that her job here on the island allows her to give people an exciting adventure at the same time as fostering their appreciation for nature and the environment.
Wild places and adventure – they’re what most compel Lauren to wander our incredible planet. From icy hikes through Patagonia, freshwater swims exploring the gorges of the Kimberly, and rocky bike packing amongst the Flinders Ranges – if it’s outdoors, she’s there. Lauren is happiest playing in nature and can’t wait to share her curiosity and wonderment of all things Kangaroo Island with you!
Talia’s passion for the outdoors has seen her in various places around the world for the last few years. Upon returning home to South Australia, she decided that joining our team was a great opportunity for her to combine adventure with her love for seeing people having fun in the outdoors. As a country girl herself, she is relishing the experience of living on and exploring our beautiful Island.
Jimmi is Brenton’s oldest niece and attends school in Parndana. Growing up on Kangaroo Island, Jimmi is happy to be able to share her passion for the island with our guests. She is an ocean lover, spending her summers adventuring at the beach!
Growing up in the sticks of regional South Australia, exploring the outdoors has always been Dani’s favourite thing to do. She has studied and taught people about the environment from the tropical Australian north to the south Australian beaches, rivers and conservation parks. Dani is a talented sportswoman and avid hiker, who earlier this year hiked the whole Heysen Trail (https://www.danidutschke.com.au/). Now she’s loving the Kangaroo Islander life sharing how incredible nature and being outdoors is.
Dani’s love for being active and exploring the outdoors has seen her travel to many parts of the globe and after completing a degree in environmental policy and management in Adelaide she decided to mix her two passions and start a career here with us here in eco-tourism! She loves meeting new people and being able to share knowledge about how we can minimize our impact on the environment while still enjoying what is has to offer.
After finishing his biodiversity and conservation studies, Matt moved from Adelaide down to Kangaroo Island in late 2020. He is excited about sharing the wonders of the rugged yet beautiful landscapes and ecological communities on the island, through the means of fun and exploration. Being an avid adventurer, this is his dream job in paradise!
From Dogsled guiding in the Arctic circle of Sweden to running Bear tours in the mountains of Canada, Locky has lived and worked in 8 different countries and travelled to over 50. With a passion for the outdoors and travel he can’t wait to show you the beauty of Kangaroo Island!
Tour Guide / Fatbike Maintenance
James is an adventure nut who loves the outdoors, he’s an avid traveller who has surfed, hiked, biked and snorkelled across Australia. His passion for the environment and sharing his knowledge about it attracted him to Kangaroo Island. Hopefully, you’re just as excited as he is to enjoy all the beauty and wildlife viewing that Kangaroo Island has to offer!
Hannah made the sea change to Kangaroo Island a few years ago and has not looked back! She appreciates the natural beauty and simple life the island offers. Chatting to the variety of people we have come through and hearing their squeals of enjoyment as they slide down the huge dunes is what she loves about her job here at Little Sahara. While on KI, you might also encounter her friendly face welcoming you to Island Beehive!
Charlie spent his teenage years travelling the world kayaking on some of the world’s best lakes and rivers. After settling back into life in South Australia he has spent the last three years leading school groups on kayaking, hiking, and climbing adventures all across the state. His passion lies in all things nature and the opportunity to share KI’s uniquely beautiful landscape and animals with others was too good to pass up. Living right on Vivonne Bay’s white sands and blue waters makes home feel like a holiday!