Meet the Team

Joanne Nicholson, co-owner of Yilam

Joanne grew up on Barapa Barapa Country surrounded by family and culture. Spending much of her childhood camping around the area, she credits this time to her ongoing love of being on Country.

Joanne raised 7 children strong in culture and now a grand mother, she passes on her knowledge and connection to Country to her grannies as well.

Kaley Nicholson, owner of Yilam

Like her mum, Kaley has a strong connection to Country, and is raising two daughters to be proud and strong in culture.

Kaley is passionate about caring for Country and teaching others Aboriginal philosophies for connecting to the land. Her background is in the policy development and social sciences and she is committed to creating space for all people.