Ilan Arnon (Parsons Bay Lodge P/L) – developer
Ilan bought the Tasman Ecovillage property in 2007 and transformed it from a run-down 70's motel to a thriving business. He has been the main driver behind getting the project to where it is today. He has a great deal of experience with property development and in the hospitality industry. Ilan lives in the village and operates the cafe and visitor accommodation.
Andy Hamilton (Andy Hamilton and Assoc) – Surveyor and CDS consultant
Andy has over 30 years experience in surveying and planning and has his own consultancy business. He has worked with Ilan on a number of projects and has been involved with TEV from the outset. He intends to own a lot in the village.
Gilo Holzman (Synthesis Design Studio) – Consulting architect, co-housing advisor
Gilo has done extensive research into co-housing in the Australian context and runs “Synthesis Studio” – an environmental and sustainable design consultancy in the Blue Mountains. He has advised on the village design and drafted our “Village Development and Building Design Guidelines”
Stephen Cole, B.Eng (Hutchings Spurr) - Consulting engineer
Steve has a particular interest in intentional communities, alternative energy and waste-water systems.
Wendy Armstrong – Convenor, TEVA
Wendy works as a consultant in the NFP sector, focussing on education and social justice issues. She has a wealth of experience in project and people management and has been engaging with ecological issues for many years. A keen foodie and organic gardener from way back, Wendy currently lives in the ‘burbs’ and is eagerly looking forward to moving to The Village, where she will “have space for chickens again!”
Myles Griffiths – Public Officer, TEVA
Myles currently owns and operates a property maintenance business in Hobart. He has been fixing and building things for years and believes that this ability will be very useful in helping to create and maintain the village structures. He has taught himself many computer skills including AutoCad, which should also be handy for drawing up building designs, and he enjoys sailing and making music with others. Myles is looking forward to being resident here in the not too distant future and making a start on building a peaceful space for everyone; a place where they can just be.
Susie Berwick – Secretary, TEVA
Susie moved from Hobart to Melbourne in 1996, where she has raised two beautiful, smart young women, played in fantastic Aussie Pub Rock Bands and worked for much of the time in Corporate Australia. With her children now grown, and her Mum well into her 80’s, she is moving back to Tasmania to commence another, more peaceful phase of her life. She realised some time ago that, as a single income earner, it is simply not possible to enter the property market in Victoria; Tasman Ecovillage ticks all the boxes …affordability, space, tranquillity, location, clean living. Susie is moving to the village in October. She is looking forward to reducing her carbon footprint, applying her corporate knowledge to the development and growth of TEVA, and being back in one of her favourite corners of the globe.
Karen Weldrick – Treasurer, TEVA
Karen is a teacher and former small business owner with a long history of involvement in the environment movement. She has been dreaming of and researching intentional community for many years and has been involved with the project since September, 2011. She is working on governance, group processes, community land trusts and financial structures. But really she just can’t wait to get out in the garden more and hang out with the kids!