Meet the Team
Kym established BLM in 2006 and has remained very hands on with his focus on building client relationships and assisting producers customize their supplementation plan.
Growing up on the land and being apart of the livestock industry his whole life his passion is what started the company and for the main reason for its success today.
FUN FACT: Kym has been known to lose his mobile phone in some interesting places.
His family values, love for livestock and desire to simply make a difference and help other livestock producers is an admired quality by most that meet Kym. In his down time, Kym loves to play golf and take the grandkids out on his boat for a cruise down the Nelson river.
To discuss your livestock supplementation plan with Kym, please give him a call or send an email.
As co-founder of BLM Chris’s role works closely with her husband Kym. They are a very tight knit couple planning their busy schedule attending key events and visiting clients. Chris loves to travel and hear the stories of clients and livestock producers from around Australia.
Her key strengths stem from her involvement in setting up the company and growing it to a National level. Anyone that knows Chris understand her passion for pearls developed from time spent in Broome WA, one of the favourite places to visit.
Kelly is a Director of the company and has had a big influence on the company’s planning, development and growth. She has a huge passion for what the company is achieving in the livestock industry.
Her main role as Chief Marketing Officer has her overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the Marketing Department through support for the sales team, advertising and promotional work.
With her Graphic Design background, she has developed the BLM branding and designs most of the marketing materials, advertising and labelling, always trying to keep things looking fresh.
Colleen has been with the company since 2012, employed to run the office when Kelly was having her first baby. She is now our dedicated General Manager, working very closely with the directors and all staff to ensure the smooth operations of our head office.
Her second hat is the financial management of the business. Colleen also enjoys attending our large trade shows and field days to have the opportunity to be involved in that valued customer service we pride ourselves on.
Kym’s passion for this industry inspires her everyday and she loves to see the growth of the company. She admires the way Kym & Chris have made all staff feel they are a part of a family.
FUN FACT: Enjoys supporting the best football club in Mount Gambier, The West Gambier Roos.
For general BLM enquiries or support, please give Colleen a call or send her an email.
Charlie comes from an extensive background in the livestock industry through his early years jackarooing and working in animal health, before embarking on a 17 year career with Elders. He was involved in everything from Farm Supplies, Regional Sales Manager, Animal Health Specialist and Hub Manager, just to name a few.
Charlie came on board as our QLD Regional Manager at the start of 2015, based in Townsville. He is an extremely valuable member of our team now looking after North QLD & NT, providing backup support to stores and seeing clients on property to help improve their supplementation plans.
FUN FACT: Recently travelled around Australia on motorbike with 3 other mates raising funds and awareness for rare cancers for Without a Ribbon. www.compassrun.com.au
If you are based in North QLD or NT and have a general enquiry about your livestock nutrition supplementation plan, please give Charlie a call or send him an email.
Hannah was born and bred in NW QLD, growing up on a cattle property where she enjoyed school breaks mustering, doing yard work and looking after their extensive range of pets. Straight out of school she worked for AACo at Headingly and Wondoola and then attended Longreach Ag College completing a course under John Arnold. After deciding to do a nice long year of travel overseas she then joined Elders Rural Services in Julia Creek.
In early 2014 she moved to Rockhampton as an Animal Health Sales Rep for Elders where she enjoyed being a part of the Beef Capital and growing long lasting relationships with her clients. This passion for working with her clients led BLM to employ Hannah in 2016.
Based in Rockhampton, Hannah manages the central & southern QLD region, assisting branches and clients on their supplementation requirements.
Fun Fact: I booked an overseas holiday for 3 months… ended up staying 12! Love travel, sports and animals!
If you are based in the Central or Southern area of QLD and have a general enquiry about your livestock nutrition supplementation plan, please give Hannah a call or send her an email.
Jacqui starting working for BLM after 9 years experience at Elders in Mount Gambier focusing on sales of farm supplies and animal health. Jacqui has been a ‘Jac of all trades’ since she started with us in 2014. Starting off in admin, she worked into a role helping with Marketing and Sales.
With her bubbly nature and knowledge of the livestock industry, she was soon promoted to our Regional Manager for SA & VIC, supporting all our distributors and providing customer support and advice to clients in those areas. Jac keeps busy on the road and in the office taking your calls.
FUN FACT: Jac is obsessed with shoes, owning well over 150 pairs! Her Beagle puppy Eva also has an obsession with shoes and has ended up at the vet after eating one (or 2) pairs!
If you are based in SA or VIC and have a general enquiry about your livestock nutrition supplementation plan, please give Jacqui a call or send her an email.
Gemma grew up in the Murchison region of Western Australia, well known for its pastoral and mining industries.
After completing her schooling at the WA College of Agriculture, Gemma went on to work with Landmark for over 11 years in a variety of roles. Gemma’s most recent role with Landmark was in Category Management Animal Health Fencing & General for WA & NT, as such Gemma has a great understanding of the entire WA state and the seasonal requirements of its farmers.
Based in Perth, Gemma manages the state of WA as a support to stores and visiting clients on their properties to further assist them with their animal supplement needs.
FUN FACT: Gemma wanted to be a stock agent as a teenager.
If you are based in Western Australia and have a general enquiry about your livestock nutrition supplementation plan, please give Gemma a call or send her an email.
Graham began in our manufacturing area in November 2012, developing a complete understanding of our manufacturing processes and the benefits of trace elements, amino acids and electrolytes to livestock. He has since become a valuable part of our busy sales team, playing a support role for all our Regional Managers, attending key field days and events and servicing different areas on request from stores.
One of our key members for customer service, Graham fits this role with his experience on the products, down to earth friendly nature and passion for his job and the livestock industry.
FUN FACT: AKA “The Moth”, loves competing in local bowls, fishing and spending time at his coastal shack.
For assistance purchasing the right BLM livestock supplement for your situation, please get in touch with Graham by giving him a call or sending an email.
Tammy has recently joined the team after working in the agribusiness finance sector. Raised on a dairy farm in the South East of SA, she has always been involved in the farming industry. Tammy, her husband and their two small boys run beef cattle and sheep on their lifestyle property.
With a passion for event coordination Tammy will be working with the sales and marketing team to plan all field days, expos and events the team will be attending. She will be a vital part of the growth of BLM and a valuable team member reporting to the CMO.
Marketing communications, coordinating the busy marketing/advertising calendar and keeping you up to date with all the BLM news via our website and social media are also part of this new and exciting role.
FUN FACT: Tammy lived in Italy for 1 year as a high school student
For any advertising, promotional or sponsorship enquiries, please get in touch with Tammy by giving her a call or sending an email.
With a passion for livestock, animal health and nutrition, Kate joined our sales team starting in July 2016. Kate has started in a part time position to support our growing sales team and assist with valued customer service. Kate is from the land and has worked with livestock all her life, growing up on Prime lamb properties and on an Angus cattle seed-stock operation.
She has a Bachelor of Ag Science, Certificate 4 in wool classing and experience with livestock judging. Kate won a livestock judging scholarship to the University of Illinois in 2015 where she was able to travel all over the USA competing in judging competitions while studying in areas of meat & muscle bio, sheep production and meat animal evaluation.
FUN FACT: Kate is very well travelled for a young age – America, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany the list goes on.
If you need Kate’s expert advice on the best BLM product for your livestock’s nutrition requirements, please give her a call or send her an email.
Our youngest member of the team, Tabatha, started with us in January 2016 after completing her years of schooling. She is extremely switched on and very efficient at all tasks within her administration job role, with a focus on the handling of sales orders and phone enquiries of new and existing customers.
Tabatha completed her Certificate III in Business as a Trainee during her first year with BLM and due to her efficiency during this time was promoted to take on a new job role working closely with the sales and marketing department to help coordinate the team, responsible for database updates and keep our busy sales team on the road up to date with what’s happening in our head office.
Coordinating a very busy role, Melanie looks after product sales and provides prompt handling of Purchase Orders received, seeing them through to completion after their dispatch, as well as constant monitoring of inventory levels in all of our warehouses. She performs general administration tasks, assists in handling phone enquiries and provides a high level of customer service at all times. Mel has a very busy role but always manages everyday with a smile.
With his engineering and staff management experience Tad was employed in 2015 to assist with our rapidly expanding and growing manufacturing facilities. He now plays a vital role in coordinating our busy factory and ensuring a safe work environment.
FUN FACT: Loves being involved with local football, West Gambier and time in the garden.
Being a family business, Kelly’s husband Ryan started working for BLM in 2012 where for a short while travelled to Beachport to run the factory until we moved the facilities to Mount Gambier in May 2012.
Ryan now oversees and manages one of the most important roles within the company. He is in charge of all manufacturing of product, guaranteeing each batch has a NATA accredited analysis and ensuring quality and efficiency of all product production.
Matt began work at BLM at the young age of 19 in 2014 as factory assistant. His hard work ethic, passion and enjoyment for the job soon had him promoted to Freight Manager. He now coordinates all freight in and out of the Mount Gambier factory. His keen eye for detail has him responsible for quality assurance of all goods in and out.