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Meet the Team


Virginia Cooper

Environmental Project Manager

Ginny is the founder and director of CRESS. Ginny is a long time local in Queenstown and Glenorchy and has been running her own business for 20 years. As a new venture, CRESS was born for a love of her community and respect for the environment, including a wealth of knowledge on sustainability.

Ceres Sharp

Sustainable Support Manager

Ceres has a combined passion for the environment, with a love of plants and strong sense of community wellbeing.
Having spent many years in operation management roles, including revegetation and restoration, weed eradication and waste minimisation projects.
Ceres has an education background in  Agriculture, Environmental Management, Sociology and Horticulture.


Jackie Gardner

Senior Community Advisor

Jackie is a retired school teacher, manager and government advisor. She is an environmental activist, and has an extensive history and knowledge of planting, managing new companies and forging relationships with the local community.

Melissa Gold

Resource Co-ordinator & Administrator

Mel has been involved with the community for many years, and has a vision for all companies to operate in an  environment friendly manner, especially after Covid-19. 
Her education comprises of a postgraduate diploma in management,  she is originally from South Africa and having worked in numerous industries is now our web designer and co-ordinator.

Meet the Team: Team Members
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