The current committee were elected by the membership in November 2019. Our next AGM will be in Thursday 5th November 2020. To vote at the next election or to apply to join the next committee click here to join the Chamber of Commerce.
Diana Roberts – President
Diana is a naturopath who established Nimbin Apothecary almost 30 years ago with the aim of making herbal medicine accessible and affordable for the local community. Providing a much valued over-the-counter herbal dispensary, Nimbin Apothecary was the first of its kind in the region and the associated online shop has extended this service farther afield. Passionate about building resilient communities, sustainable development and environmental protection, Diana’s community involvements are extensive and span more than forty years.
Teresa ‘Bizkit’ Biscoe – Vice President
Teresa Biscoe representing the interests of Coordination Cooperative Ltd and the Rainbow Cafe site. I have lived and worked in the area for over 27 years and have always been involved in volunteering for community interests in that time. I joined the Chamber because of my passionate interest in my village and a concern that development was increasing in the village as was the deficits in infrastructure and there didn’t appear to be an adequate venue to explore and express these concerns in other community based groups. I am a firm believer in Localism and feel that incorporating our community values and voices into planning development and infrastructure will provide sympathetic and sustainable development that will ensure the ecological and economic viability of the village and the lifestyle choices we made when coming to this area.
David Spain – Secretary
David Spain holds Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in law and was admitted as a barrister in 1972 but changed rolls to solicitor in 1983. Having been ‘balloted in’ to kill the Vietnamese, he hated the Establishment and dropped out in 1973 to join the hippies at Tuntable Falls in an effort to grow own food & build a lifestyle that didn’t need governments or lawyers. This project is taking longer than expected, due to the high price of land and easy welfare systems frustrating initiatives, so in the meantime David and his son Jonathon practice as Nimbin Law.
Peter Hughes – Treasurer
Peter Hughes is the Treasurer of the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce. He is also the accountant at Nimbin Tax and Accounting.
Stephanie Seckold – Committee Member
Stephanie Seckold set down roots in Nimbin to carve Eden from a cattle paddock in 1992. While passing through the usual Nimbin pioneering process of building shelters, raising a baby and growing gardens she has also created several small businesses -plant nursery (twice), cafe (twice) and generally sticking her fingers into as many creative pies and wearing as many hats as her spinning head can keep on. Currently playing at market coordinator for the monthly Nimbin market as well as the weekly Nimbin Farmer’s market, Steph may well pop up anywhere, sprouting new ideas and germinating the seeds of the latest project for her favourite funky town.
Kylie Cain – Committee Member
Kylie has been a member of the Nimbin community for 20 years and can imagine no other place to call home. She established The Green Bank, located in a former bank building, many years ago and her business is highly valued as a lifestyle store that places great emphasis on all things local, ethical and sustainable. Kylie has put her heart and soul into the shop for over 8 yrs and strongly believes that giving her customers alternative choices to poorly made plastic products is the only way we can move forward for our well being and that of the planet. Apart from a wide range of exciting and often innovative products, Kylie blends and packages organic herbal teas for her Tea Medica brand. She is also a wonderful masseuse who massages from her treatment rooms one day a week.Kylie has been on the Chamber Executive for several years now and is highly valued for her love of community, her energy and the ethical values she brings to the committee’s deliberations.
Samantha Allen – Committee Member
Sammi decided to move to Nimbin six years ago after doing a permaculture course in the Channon. She immediately fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the sense of community. Sammi is a proud herbalist, and is the new owner of the Nimbin Apothecary. The Apothecary is a community resource, and has provided locals and tourists with herbal medicine, natural therapeutics and holistic health support for over 30 years. Sammi believes that everyone should have access to natural medicine and health care, and this ethos runs through the apothecary, where customers have access to qualified naturopaths and herbalists, who love and share their knowledge in the name of herbal education and health autonomy.Sammi is the newest member to the Chamber and looks forward to becoming part of the evolution of the Nimbin community. She is very grateful for the support she has received as a new business owner in Nimbin, and would love to return the favour by supporting Nimbin and its people prosper.