Our team

Tree Tracey

Dr Tracey Benson is a media artist, educator, digital strategist and social scientist based in Australia, between Canberra and Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. 

 

Founder | Tracey M Benson

Tracey founded Treecreate in 2019 to respond to the ‘on the ground’ need for regenerating forests in urban and rural areas for interspecies and planetary wellbeing. She brings over 20 years experience as an educator in the tertiary sector and 15 years as an executive in the public sector, specialising in working with digital technologies to engage audiences. Her public sector work focused on managing ICT, environmental and sustainability behaviour change programs. A systems thinker in demand as a public speaker, Tracey often collaborates with Indigenous Elders and communities, historians and scientists. Her long term vision for Treecreate is to restore degraded farming and grazing land to create a physical space for reforestation, creativity and skills sharing.

Martin Drury is a photographer, designer, support worker and information technologist based in Canberra, Australia. 

Martin Drury

With over 30 years experience in the public sector, Martin began his cartographic career with the National Mapping Office. After establishing himself as a highly skilled map publisher, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority recruited him to be their resident cartographer for 7 years. He later worked with the WA government before returning to Canberra to work in quality management with Geoscience Australia and IP Australia. Martin also has a degree in IT and an interest in experimental photography.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and honour their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Elders of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, on whose land we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples and acknowledge their deep knowledge of the earth.

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