Natasha Srhoj – Director and Secretary
Natasha Srhoj is the Advertising Manager at the Express Newspaper in Mareeba and owns North Queensland Security Fitters & Mareeba Glass and Aluminium with her fiancé. Born and bred in Mareeba, North Queensland, Natasha completed her education at Mareeba State High School. She is Determined, hardworking, compassionate and extremely organised, which she has proven through her roles as president of Mareeba Rotary, on local and national Boards and as one of the iNDIEstructables founding members.
“It is the greatest honour to be on the board of the Indie Rose Foundation. Being a part of this journey from the beginning and being able to help so many people is what life is truly about. The Indie Rose Foundation is all about supporting sick kids and their families and I hope that one day the Foundation can help out children Australia wide, in memory of the little angel who has inspired and created so much change and goodwill” (Srhoj. N, 2015)
Raymond Cater – Director
Raymond Cater is the owner and manager of Claude Cater Mensland in Mareeba, where he has worked for the past 36 years. He upholds the strong values of family and community, two things that he is extremely passionate about. Raymond has an exceptional concept of business and people skills, which are evident through his success in business and as President and life member of the Mareeba United Soccer Club and the Chairman of the FNQ Heat. He is friendly, honest and hardworking, and is a valuable member of the Mareeba community.
“I am honoured to be a part of the Indie Rose Foundation, purely for the fact that we have an opportunity to help out as many families as possible” (Cater. R, 2015)
Stephen Gear – Director
Stephen Gear is the branch manager of Bendigo Bank in Mareeba. He grew up locally and attended school at Mareeba State High School. He is passionate about his family and his community. Stephen is heavily involved in the community and is a highly valued member of many groups, such as the Mareeba Friends of Hospital foundation, The Mareeba Rodeo, Rotary FNQ Field day committee, the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce, The Great Wheelbarrow Race and he is the FNQ Zone President for Polocrosse. Stephen is dedicated, friendly and hardworking and he lives in Mareeba with his wife and 3 children.
“I am proud to be a part of this great, local foundation and I am excited that the Indie Rose Foundation is supporting Far North Queensland families through the hard times" (Gear. S, 2015)
Tim Ralph – Director
Tim Ralph is an English and Physical Education Teacher at Mareeba State High School, where he has taught for 14 years. He was born in Inglewood, in South East Queensland, attended School at Downlands College in Toowoomba and completed his Batchelor of Education at Griffith University in Brisbane. Tim is one of the founding members of the Indiestructables, and has been an active member of the team since the beginning. He is dedicated and passionate about his school and his community, and he lives in Mareeba with his wife and daughter.
“It makes me feel so happy and proud to be a part of Indie Rose’s legacy. Indie and her family have inspired so many people to do some amazing things. Far North Queensland children and their families will now receive the support of the Indie Rose Foundation to help them when they need it most” (Ralph. T, 2015)
Jennifer Taurima – Director
Jennifer Taurima has been an officer with the Australian Federal Police for the past 8 years. She grew up in Mareeba, North Queensland, and moved to Canberra in 2007. Jennifer and her husband, Jai Taurima, are the parents of Indie Rose. Having spent 3 years at Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital while Indie battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Jennifer knows exactly how the families of sick children are feeling and how we can support them during their child’s treatment. Jennifer is an inspiring, strong and dependable young woman and her empathy and compassion make her an important part of the Foundation.
“When your child becomes ill or injured, 100% of your devotion as a parent goes towards helping them recover. Knowing first-hand how the generosity of others can have a huge impact when you’re at breaking point, is entirely the reason I’m excited to be a part of the Indie Rose Foundation. Indie was such an inspirational and determined little girl. I’m so honoured that the foundation has been set up in her memory, so we can continue the generosity she inspired” (Taurima. J, 2015)