This month for #PeopleOfNRM we are going inside the office to learn more about NACC NRM’s new Communications Officer, Phoebe Royce.
I was born and raised just south of Geraldton on my family’s farm on the Greenough Flats.
After finishing high school I was lucky enough to work at the City of Greater Geraldton as a Corporate Services Trainee. This was an invaluable experience as I was trained in many different areas including rates, customer service, OHS, procurement, media and marketing and more. While working full time I also obtained my Certificate III in Business which has set me up with professional skills that have been of enormous aid to me in the workforce.
In 2015 I moved to Perth where I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Media with a Double Major in Journalism and Film & Screen Writing at The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle.
Perth was a great place for me to meet new people, get out of my comfort zone and expand my horizons. I was met with many unique opportunities, including interning at the ABC for their 2019 television series, The Heights.
After five years in the city I felt it was time to return home to the country.
During the 2019/2020 Harvest season I worked for CBH Geraldton while also living and working on my family farm. I always had a love for farming but it was this harvest season that I realised that like the majority of my family, my heart lay in the agricultural industry.
Working for NACC NRM provides me the opportunity to tell the stories of people in the Northern Agricultural Region community and shed light on all the wonderful qualities it has to offer.
I am very proud to call the Geraldton/Greenough area home and I’m very keen to learn more about the renewed focus of sustainability in the agricultural industry.
Outside of the office, you can find me getting my hands dirty on the farm and helping out where I can, even if it means chasing sheep around a dusty yard on a 40 degree day.
Moving back home has made me realise how lucky we are to be living in such a vibrant region and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work in a role where I am promoting that vibrancy every day.