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Our Team

Arthur Alla – Director

Arthur graduated from St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace in 2005, before going on to study a dual degree in Economics and Law at the University of Queensland. He founded Red Earth in 2011 after spending 9 months volunteering in Cape York. Arthur is a Pride of Australia Medallist, was named in the 2017 Forbes Asia 30 under 30 and is the 2017 NSW Young Australian of the Year, awarded in recognition of his work on reconciliation and closing the gap.

Nick Brown-Graham – Operations Manager

Nick studied a Bachelor of Applied Science in Ecotourism at Charles Sturt University and also has a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation. Nick has 11 years experience in both the outdoor education and recreation sectors in a wide range of roles such as leading 21 day treks, whitewater river tours in Canada, guiding people in the backcountry in winter, managing journey-based programs and leading school groups overseas throughout countries worldwide. Nick’s experience in the facilitation of experiential education programs has focused on participant development, education, and growth.

Caroline Lake – Program Manager

Caroline is a qualified school teacher with 6 years of field experience in outdoor education, including 4 years working at St Andrew’s Cathedral School where she was the Coordinator of Service Learning. Her experience has seen her lead ski touring trips in the USA, run twenty-day expeditions from Kosciuszko to Bass Strait and facilitate trips in every state in Australia.  Caroline has studied in Sydney, Singapore and the USA and has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney with a focus on Indigenous education, as well as a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation. Caroline is passionate about experiential teaching and learning, and seeing young people engage with the outside world.

Madison Roland-Evans – Program Officer

Madison graduated from St George Christian School in 2008 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney. Her experiences with the food sovereignty movement in South America led her to study and work in horticulture and small-scale agriculture in Australia. She has led several immersions for Red Earth and joins as a Program Officer. Her passion for adventure matches her passion for working with organisations that believe responsibility and sustainability are fundamental parts of the work of social enterprises.