Alex’s passion for wildlife began during a trip to South Africa in 2002. Being up close to exotic wildlife, in particular, a lioness and her cubs, sparked her passion at a young age.
In 2011, Alex worked as a trainee veterinary nurse at Greencross Vets, where she earned a Certificate II in Animal Studies. That reaffirmed her desire to work with animals, particularly with wildlife. In 2013, Alex moved to Gatton where she undertook a bachelor’s degree in applied science, majoring in wildlife science. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017, and moved to the Gold Coast to take up the wildlife biologist role with Avisure.
Since she was a child, Alex had gravitated towards animals and the outdoors. She spent her childhood camping, in particular, on North Stradbroke Island and in northern NSW, such as Girraween National Park. In her spare time, Alex loves to cook and hike in local areas such as the Queensland Hinterlands, O’Reilly’s and the Sunshine Coast.
Alex loves working for Avisure. She not only gets to work with wildlife, but says ‘I get to work with extraordinary people’. Her work with Avisure has seen her travel to various Australian airports, as well as airports in Singapore and New Zealand. Alex has found a love for aviation since working at Avisure, and says ‘aviation is exhilarating—watching planes defy gravity and see families reunite. I also love helping people to stay safe by ensuring humane bird dispersals’. She says of her role at Avisure, ‘every day is different, and every day sees a new adventure, every day presents new challenges, and I love it!’ Alex believes firmly that people and wildlife can co-exist: by working at Avisure, and with airports, she can help to achieve that co-existence.