Crystel Reed - Executive Officer, The Munda Biddi Foundation Inc
Kerstin Stender - Project Coordinator, Department Environment and Conservation (WA)
Crystal Reed has been with the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation since 2006, starting out as the Events Coordinator she initiated the Foundations popular events program and then took on the challenge of Executive Officer in 2008. As the recipient of the Sport and Recreation's 2008 Emerging Professionals initiative she has found it rewarding to see the growth of the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation over the past 5 years in line with the significance in trails and cycle tourism in Western Australia. With her double degree in a Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management she has a wide range of skills that fit perfectly in the trails community.
Kerstin Stender is the Munda Biddi Trail project coordinator with the Department of Environment and Conservation and in that role responsible for the construction of over 600kms of trail. She joined the Department in 2008 to work on the Trail, but also had a short stint as the trails coordinator, which included the production of the new Western Australian paddling maps. Her background in nature based tourism, with a stint as a carpenter, and her personal interest in outdoor recreation, provided a good basis for trail development. Kerstin is currently adding a masters in tourism to her bachelor in leisure science and diploma in project management.
In her spare time Kerstin likes to explore the outdoors, usually by means of foot, kayak or bicycle, and travels extensively around Australia, home to Germany, and around the world.
This presentation concerns the unique partnership that exists between a government agency and community organisation and how together they are developing all the aspects of a world-class off-road cycling trail.
Some key points we would discuss include: