The museum will be a multi-purpose facility offering a bone and skull museum, research opportunities for postgraduate university students, skeleton and skull cleaning service for other museums and trophy hunters, art classes, fossil specimen preparation, teacher professional development and a venue for touring museum collections, meetings, events and school excursions.
Board of Directors
Jaimie Cook & Debra Cook – Dissection Connection biological specimen supplies & Rockhoundz geology specimen supplies. Our professional background is in science education and research and our current businesses supply schools, universities and medical training facilities.
John Cartwright – Power & Cartwright Solicitors with over 20 years experience as a solicitor. Chairperson of the St Patrick’s Primary School Board.
Rae Gate – Chair of Gympie & District Community Bank Branch – Bendigo Bank, Former Gympie Regional Councillor, has strong links with many community groups in the Gympie Region.
We are grateful for the support of our former directors who have been instrumental in bringing the project to life from just the bare bones of an idea.
Ben Ellingsen – Ellingsen Partners Accountants. Ben has 6 years experience as President of Gympie Chamber of Commerce, is currently a member of the Cooinda Aged Care Centre and Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett committees and treasurer of Cooloola Christian College Ltd.
Jack Cole – Media Loco property development and Rio Tinto Superintendant of Operations and Maintenance. Jack is a builder and also knows how to move large, heavy and difficult cargo around the world.
Kaye Silich – Media Loco property development and founder of the Rainbow Beach Spring Festival. Kaye’s strength lies in her event co-ordination and community development skills.