Committed to creating strong and safe cultures!
For the last 20 years, Nat has been working or volunteering in youth education and development. Not only is she passionate about the chance to help foster positive youth wellbeing, she also gets the opportunity to release her own inner child and continually grow and learn herself! A significant part of her career has been in Outdoor Education which stemmed from her own school camp experiences that opened her eyes to different ways of approaching life and allowed her to grow in confidence in new surroundings. She is highly skilled in supporting students’ self-discovery, teamwork, problem solving and general life skills via outdoor adventures, activities and camps with a strong focus on reflection through scaffolded journeys and thought provoking debriefs. ‘I’ve been fortunate enough to work throughout South East Queensland and Victoria as well as travelling the world taking students on leadership and teamwork expeditions. It is especially exciting to see young people discover the wonders of new cultures and develop independence while still succeeding within a team environment.’ Natalie Isbel. With the local Scout Group in her street, Natalie volunteered as a Cub Scout Leader and relished the community and culture. A Cub Scout parent saw her potential and swiftly recommended her for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), a program she became heavily involved in. It also opened the door for her to help facilitate RYPEN, the Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment. Her university experience in Primary Education, career in Outdoor Education and current Teacher Aide Practicals have given Natalie insight into the benefits of social and emotional wellbeing within the school environment and beyond and she looks forward to further creating strong and safe cultures!
Committed to making lives better!
Kerie grew up in NZ spending her teenage years being involved with Christian Surfers NZ. She found this experience of being around good role models incredibly inspiring as a young person. This lead to her moving to Australia in 1996 to continue working with youth and young people alongside Youth With A Mission Australia. Over the years this has had many faces including high school events, youth day trips and camps, taking teams of young people all over the world on trips and working in schools to assist with mentoring at risk youth. Kerie currently works as a teacher aide with diverse learners alongside being Mum to a teen and a tween.
'I think my passion has always been to give young people options to make their lives better. I believe many of our problems as adults could be avoided if we had the encouragement and tools to make different choices earlier in life.' - Kerie Schaber
Committed to being relationships focussed!
Favourite quote, ‘Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.’ Rita F. Pierson.
Having experienced significant adversity, Tanya is passionate about building relationships that support young people to become the best versions of themselves. Tanya has a Bachelor of Education and has held positions in both primary and secondary schools for over 14 years. Having been deeply impacted by the framework of principles that The Fourth Quadrant Foundation teaches, Tanya is excited about enriching the lives of students through her example of overcoming adversity and exuberantly facilitating growth-based programs. Tanya's heart for the underdog and desire to help others form positive, empowered identities makes her an integral part of our team.
'I believe everyone deserves a person who loves and believes in them, walks alongside and coaches them to be the best version of themselves, in a non-judgmental, safe environment'. - Tanya Bray.
Committed to nurturing growth in young people!
Baily grew up in an unsettled and unstable world and has faced many challenges. As a result, Bailey has had her struggles with mental health and confidence in those important teen years. It is because of this recent journey that Bailey can relate to other young people who are struggling, in a powerful way. Bailey rapidly builds rapport with a soft care and deep kindness that makes her such a hit to those with social deficits and/or those with mental health battles.
Bailey is in her element when she is able to help young people make progress in their personal growth journey spearheading the delicate issue of self-worth. It has been through learning and discovering her own value that she has been able to gain confidence in and change her once negative mindset into skills she is now able to pass on. She is passionate about the importance of self-discovery and character growth, and wants nothing more than to help others feel the same relief and contentment that she does today.
As a previous participant of Fourth Quadrant Programs herself, she has experienced first-hand the change that the team and content offer. She is excited to be given the opportunity to share in supporting others in their journey of finding their true potential. Bailey is a quality time focussed, relational young woman on a personal mission to help others experience the joy that can come from being set free from old un-healthy patterns of behaviour.
Committed to pushing the boundaries!
Hi, my name is Miranda, sometimes Miss Moo or Miss Jayne (my middle name) if I've really pushed the boundaries. Which of course are there for pushing. I don't take "no" or other peoples' thoughts and ideas of me as a guide as to what I should do or what I'm expected to achieve.
Throughout my life I've faced many challenges. I have a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) . I've had it since birth. EDS is often referred to as an invisible disability. On the outside, I look like any other teenager. Unfortunately my insides tell a very different story. I face significant complications and often require the use of a wheelchair and other adaptive equipment on a daily basis.
More importantly, I work very hard not to let EDS stop me.
I have a great team of professionals who support me to achieve my goals. My passion is art, especially Van Gough and Japanese Anime. I enjoy traveling, skiing, roller skating, baking, exploring new places and having wonderful experiences. Today I help Josh and the team with illustrations for their material including their children's book series. I hope that in this small way I can help others to realise that they do not have to be defined by others thoughts or idea's about them.