Meet the Transition Gawler Steering Committee
Tom Brdanovic: Chair
Tom was born in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and owns Tandem Energy with his wife Rachel, who grew up in Gawler. Tom is an accredited solar designer with a passion for energy efficiency, renewable energy and efficient design. He has also completed a Permaculture Design Course at the Food Forest. He sees Transition Gawler as a way to recreate the close community connections he enjoyed growing up.
Miriam Yip: Secretary
I’m Miriam and I’m a daughter, sister, aunty, wife, mother of three, neighbour, local small business owner and friend to some. But before all of these titles, I am an earthling. I live on this planet, my body co-exists with a biome of bacteria, there’s fungus in my fridge, and bugs, birds and possums in my garden. I’m a news junkie, podcast devourer and all round good guy (I hope). I believe wholeheartedly that the way to a sustainable future is through sustainable communities, comprising of people who are aware of their place in this world and understand the importance of decision making with regards to our own purchases and household impacts, and the influence we can have upon on decision makers at the local, state, national and global level.
Rachel Brdanovic: Treasurer
Rachel owns Tandem Energy, an energy consulting firm, along with Tom. She completed a Master of Sustainability in 2013 and is interested in sustainable education as well as waste management and reduction. She enjoys the community connections and sharing culture that Transition Gawler encourages. Tom and Rachel have five children but remain mostly sane.