Meet the Board

The Dolphin Discovery Centre is a not for profit Incorporated organisation run by a Board of volunteers. The Board members are all local members of our community and have generously offered their time to be a part of the Dolphin Discovery Centre Team.

Our Board Members

Name: Rod Kroon

Position: Chairman

Rod is a Legal Practice Director Accredited Family Specialist for Kroon Legal in Bunbury. He is also Vice President of the Bunbury Repertory Club and Treasurer of the South West & Great Southern Law Society. Rod acts as an Independent Children’s Lawyer appointed by the Court through Legal Aid and is on Legal Aid’s Family Law Panel. Over the years, Rod has been involved in a number of organisations and sports. Probably the most significant was an organisation called Rotaract. Current interests are travel, theatre, tennis, and wine (not necessarily in that order).

Name: Mr Kent Lyon

Position: Deputy Chair

Kent is a Registered Architect, with architecture degrees from the University of Washington and University of Western Australia, as part of his interests in the environment and heritage he attained the Green Star Accredited Professional in 2007 and International Member of ICOMOS (Heritage) since 2013, with more than 28 years of experience in architecture, project management and team leadership experience. Kent has been a member of the Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Inc Board of Management since 2006 during which time he’s held the roles of treasurer and deputy chair. During his spare time, he is involved with the Australian Institute of Architects, with a current role as chair for a review panel which he’s been involved with for the past two years. More recently he has been appointed to the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Board of Governors after his involvement with their Building & Grounds and Risk Committees since 2012. In his practice of architecture there is no project too big or too small with a range of projects that incorporate sustainable principles, including housing, schools, workshops, offices, art galleries, museums and hospitals in WA.

Name: Mr Shane Kaurin

Position: Treasurer

Shane joined AMD in July 2001 as an undergraduate and has developed his skills and knowledge during his time with the firm to be appointed a Director in July 2013. Shane completed his Bachelor of Business at the South West Campus of ECU in June 2002 and completed his Certified Practising Accountant studies in 2004. Shane currently provides Tax & Advisory services to a broad cross section of clients. Shane has been a local to the South West area for his entire life, growing up in Collie. He enjoys the recreational and social aspects the South West has to offer and believes that the area provides an ideal balance for work and lifestyle.

Name: Sam Morris

Position: Community Representative

Taffys owner, Sam Morris, was a local high school teacher for 32 years, had decided it was time for a sea change. Taking many of the family recipes handed down to him over the years, he opened the best little candy factory in the South West in September 2003. Sam is also a City Councillor for the City of Bunbury. Sam most enjoys his time with his little granddaughter, Mikayla.

Close up of dolphin swimming
Two whale tails out of the ocean
Two dolphins playing in water
Pod of dolphins swimming

Our Team

The whole team at Dolphin Discovery Centre are passionate about dolphins and love to share their knowledge. You can often find our volunteers down on the beach in front of the Centre wearing their red shirts. Be sure to say go up and say ‘hi’, as they’re always happy to have a chat.

Join the Team

We're always on the lookout for volunteers so if you're a hard worker with a passion for native wildlife, consider becoming part of the Dolphin Discovery Centre family.

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