We are accredited as 'True Free Range' with Humane Choice and Certified Organic and Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic

Our Team


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Tony Coote AM, MBA

Owner & Founder

Tony began purchasing the lands that make up Mulloon Creek Natural Farms in 1968, with his sister. He founded The Mulloon Institute with his wife Toni in 2015 to help demonstrate and share innovative approaches to regenerative land management in Australia. Tony served for many years as Executive Chairman of Angus & Coote (Holdings) Ltd and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1988, for services to industry and the community.

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Michael Fitzgerald

Farm Manager

Michael’s background is in managed grazing systems that incorporate cropping and livestock, as well as 10 years spent working as a shearer and woolclasser. He is interested in how the land can be improved using regenerative agricultural techniques instead of relying on chemical and artificial inputs. He is also passionate about engaging people and showing them how they can be involved in and benefit from agriculture.

M  0439 847 344
E   michael@mcnf.com.au 


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Tony Booth

Sales & Marketing Manager

Having cut his teeth helping grow an outdoor sports retail franchise in NZ, Tony has enjoyed an extensive and varied background in business development and advertising sales in Australia – from newspapers, magazines, direct and OOH media, cinema and digital. Tony also owned a successful local food business – Food Lovers Market – in Bungendore before joining Mulloon Creek Natural Farms. 

M  0439 988 539
E  tonyb@mcnf.com.au 

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Kelly Thorburn

Communications & Marketing

Kelly is a communications and media professional who has worked extensively in natural resource management, most recently in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt. With over 15 years experience, Kelly specialises in graphic design, social media, photography and written communications. She is interested in regenerative agriculture, biological farming, soil health and permaculture.

M  0419 099 894
E   kelly@themullooninstitute.org


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Donna Spillman

Venue & Events

Donna has lived on Mulloon Creek Natural Farms since 2006 and has been involved in the The Mulloon Institute from its beginning. Her present role is to oversee the education, tour and event programmes facilitated for The Mulloon Institute on Mulloon Creek Natural Farms. She comes from a diverse and practical background in hospitality management, health education and life coaching.

M   0413 535 957
E   donna@themullooninstitute.org

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Alicia Ogilvie

Packing Room Supervisor

Alicia supervises our packing room, takes egg orders, does general administration and packs and collects eggs.

E   orders@mcnf.com.au


 

Our Farm Team

A Collective Effort

Huge thanks to our passionate on-ground team who keep the place operating smoothly. They are also joined by seasonal workers and backpackers throughout the year.

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Scott Middlebrook

Ecological Farmer

Scott is our Resident Ecological Farmer involved in rehydration work with The Mulloon Institute

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Tessa Mettke

Workplace Health & Safety & Training

Tessa trains our Maremma dogs and our egg collectors, and ensures everyone is safe in her role as WHS officer. She also takes egg orders, collects eggs and does general farm work.

E   orders@mcnf.com.au

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Brock Rasker

Senior Farm Hand

Brock assists our Poultry Farm Manager and undertakes paddock preparation and general farm maintenance.