Saltwater Country Committee

The Saltwater Country Inc. committee members come from diverse backgrounds with skills developed both domestically and internationally. The Committee consists of member that have lived and worked in remote and Indigenous communities across the Kimberley and Western Australia. It is through such engagement we have come to recognize the connection people have to the pastoral industry and sports of Rodeo & Campdrafting along with its ability to facilitate positive change. The desire to benefit the community at a variety of levels will continue to push the Saltwater Country Inc. team to grow Saltwater Country Inc. for many years to come.

Consists of people whose professional skill set, passion for affecting positive change in the community and work ethic aligns with Saltwater Country Inc.’s objectives.

  • Cara Peek Chairperson

    Cara is a Yawuru/Bunuba woman and founder of Saltwater Country Inc.

  • Adele Peek Vice Chairperson

    Adele, is a Yawuru/Bunuba woman and founding member of Saltwater Country Inc.

  • Cherry Lawton Secretary

    Cherry Lawton is a born & bred Broome local passionate about positive social change in the community.

  • Divina D’Anna Treasurer

    Divina D’Anna is a Bard, Nimanburru and Yawuru woman with Kija connections born and raised in the Kimberley.

  • Ronald Wade Snr Committee Member

    Ronald Wade Snr is a Yawuru man who has worked in the Pastoral and Rodeo Industries across the country.

  • Leith Barnes Committee Member

    Leith is a Jabirr Jabirr man, based in Broome with his young family. He possesses a life long connection to the land and the Kimberley Region.

  • Pia Nock Volunteer Specialist

    Pia Nock is a Community Development Practitioner with a passion for Broome and it’s people.

  • Linda Butterly Treasurer [2014-2016]

    Linda has more than 25 years of experience in regional and remote community and economic development

  • Tyronne Garstone Committee Member [2014-2016]

    Tyronne Garstone is a Bardi man and founding member of Saltwater Country Inc. with extensive experience in Indigenous training, employment and economic development.

  • Melissa Hoy Vice Chairperson [2016-2017]

    Melissa is a Yawuru/Bardi woman with extensive experience working with youth in the Kimberley and remote communities.

Background Photo: Streets Jetty, Broome © Photo supplied by Tourism WA