Nathan Craig  

Executive Officer

Mob: 0438 924 208

Nathan Craig hails from a family farm in Western Victoria where he spent the first seven years of his career as farm manager on their mixed enterprise (sheep and crop) farm. He has a strong background in annual and perennial pasture management, livestock production as well as the development of a cropping enterprise that worked synergistically with the pasture system. Nathan has recently completed a PhD at UWA on “Plant available nitrogen in monoculture wheat under long-term no tillage”


"I love my role. There are so many opportunities for the West Midlands region to share with our members. There are plenty of challenges ahead as well, but that is our role: to find solutions and share with the WMG community."

- Nathan Craig, 2021


Melanie Dixon

Mixed Farming Project Officer

Mob: 0459 353 840 

Mandurah local Melanie completed a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Science from Murdoch University in 2020. New to the agricultural industry, Melanie is passionate about supporting positive and viable innovations in mixed farming. She has a particular interest in preparing the farming community for future disruptions in a rapidly changing industry. 


"The farming industry is changing so fast and I'm really proud to be part of developing feasible and innovative long-term farming practices. I've felt incredibly welcomed in the agricultural industry and am loving learning about such a dynamic lifestyle."

- Melanie Dixon, 2021

Erin O'Brien

Beef Industry Development Officer

Mob: 0427 246 846

Hailing from Perth, Erin graduated from Murdoch University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Science. Since then, she has completed a couple of stints with beef focused operations, including working on a cattle station in the Northern Territory. Erin is looking forward to supporting the development of the pastoral beef supply chain, and in particular, the many backgrounders that grow pastoral cattle out in our region.


"There is so much happening in agriculture all over the world, and it is such a vital part of society. New developments, practices and technologies are emerging all the time. I'm excited to be a part of the journey and getting to work with and learn from our local producers."

- Erin O'Brien, 2021

Jamieson Kay

Communications Officer

Mob: 0459 399 160

Growing up in the South-West, Jamieson completed her Bachelor of Arts at The University of Western Australia in 2019. She has previously worked in the community sector, gaining experience in communications and marketing for not-for-profits. She moved to Dandaragan in 2021 and is enjoying learning about and working within the agricultural industry.


"Learning really quickly about this industry has been an exciting challenge. I love catching up with farmers in the area, learning about this region and gaining valuable insight into the industry and the local community."

- Jamieson Kay, 2021

Michelle Johnson

Administration Officer

Mob: 0458 495 384

Michelle is from Melbourne but lives in Nilgen and previously worked in retail and administration before heading to West Midlands Group. She also spent time raising her daughter, who now studies agriculture herself. She's interested in assisting farmers to help the community thrive and grow in a changing world. 


"I am enjoying the journey of discovery and wealth of knowledge that is the West Midlands Group. I love speaking to different people and enjoy challenging myself to grow knowledge of a completely different industry."

- Michelle Johnson, 2021

Adam Anfuso

Graduate Project Officer


Coming from a dairy farming family, Adam graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce. Upon completing his degree, he realised his true passion is agriculture. He is now studying for a Masters of Agricultural Science, with a specialisation in livestock and cropping systems. In his new position, he hopes to gain a greater understanding of cropping farming systems and the role research can have in increasing the long-term sustainability of agricultural systems.


"Although I already have a farming background, I'm excited to learn more specifically about cropping systems and the importance they have to the WA agriculture industry. I'm eager to develop an understanding of how my role in research will help farming operations economically and environmentally"

- Adam Anfuso, 2021