Our Staff

Our staff are enthusiastic and passionate about the importance of Outdoor Education. Our instructors are fully qualified to provide a high quality program with a strong focus on briefing, debriefing and processing the unique learning experience and values that both Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park provides.

Kokoda Outdoor Education Staff

Our Outdoor Education instructors stay with the one group throughout the duration of the camp, enabling the opportunity to develop a special relationship with the group and ensuring the desired outcomes are achieved.

  • Our staff are enthusiastic and passionate about the importance of outdoor education
  • We provide a constructive ratio of participants to facilitators
  • Staff accompany and facilitate the same group throughout the program
  • Facilitators pride themselves on monitoring and strengthening group dynamics and areas of improvement
  • Staff encourage participants to consider their level of challenge and push themselves outside their comfort zones
  • We always have the participant’s best interest at heart
  • Above all, our staff are qualified and safety oriented

Justin Gregor


Justin joined Kokoda Youth Foundation Outdoor Education Department in 2022.  He brings extensive experience in management and operations,  having had a military career and previously owned a business.  As a veteran Justin identifies with the Kokoda values of Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice and looks forward to sharing these with clients and colleagues.

When Justin isn’t at work he enjoys spending time Kayaking and bushwalking with his family.

Zelda Tranter


Zelda has over 22 years of experience in the Outdoor Industry and has worked in Africa, Asia and the UK over the years.

Since having kids of her own, she has not worked with kids in the outdoors directly but has been involved indirectly in support and admin roles and is passionate about the impact of outdoor education.

Zelda is very excited about joining KYF and working closely with the Outdoor Education team.

When Zelda isn’t working, she enjoys playing hockey and soccer, and spending time next to the sporting fields cheering on her kids.

Her family all enjoy spending time in the outdoors.

Jared Hughes


Jared has been part of the KYF since 2019 when he started as a 2019 Kokoda Kid whilst finishing school.

Since then he’s learned to live by the four pillars of Kokoda (Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice) and joined the Camp Kokoda team, where he’s been able to give back what he has learnt throughout his time as a Kokoda Kid and in the Outdoor Education setting.

Charley Joblin


Charley brings her enthusiasm and love for the outdoors to our camps after working and adventuring on the ski fields of Canada, and qualifying as an outdoor leader through Tafe Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. During Charley’s studies she did some work experience at Camp Kokoda and felt an immediate connection to the values of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice, and has been leading camps with us ever since.

Nadine Nason


“Nadine joined the Kokoda Youth Foundation as the Outdoor Education Admin Officer in 2022. Nadine brings many skills to her role and always makes herself available to answer any questions or queries you may have or even simply make you a cuppa when you pass through base.

In her spare time you will find Nadine spending time with family and friends.”

Craig Parker


Craig has over 35 years working in the building industry and brings his many skills to keeping our camp in tip-top shape.  One of his latest projects is an obstacle course that students are tackling as part of their program.

When Craig isn’t working, he enjoys his downtime by camping and hanging out with his dog, Kip.