previously worked in the corporate sector and at one time was
Partner in a business organising Patents for clients. She has
also been an avid equestrienne and at one stage, whilst living
in Queensland started Queensland Horse & Animal Rescue.
was while living on the Gold Coast twenty odd years ago that
Brenda joined NAVOS and began looking after Aussie wildlife;
at the same time working in an office, and operating the Horse
When Brenda returned to Victoria to look after her ailing father
she registered Crystal Ocean Wildlife Shelter with the Deptartment
of Sustainability & Environment.
cared for most forms of wildlife from tiny insectivorous bats
to at times, kangaroos. Because of the lack of rescuers at the
time, at age 68, Brenda still went out to rescue kangaroos,
wallabys, koalas etc, which got a little harder each year as
her arthritis set in.
Brenda has a "Never Give Up" motto!