Meet the Team

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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.

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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.

FUN FACT: Chris is known for her uncanny knowledge of shopping centres all over Australia.

To get in touch with Chris regarding your livestock nutrition plan with BLM, please give her a call or send an email.

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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.

FUN FACT: With two beautiful little girls at home, Kelly certainly has her hands full.

For marketing enquiries feel free to contact Kelly by giving her a call or sending an email.

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Colleen has been with the company since 2012, employed to run the office when Kelly was having her first baby. She knows the business inside and out as one of our longest staff members. Her position now as our dedicated Chief Finance Officer sees her handling all the management of the daily finance and involved in future planning, working very closely with the directors.

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 every day 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 account enquiries or support, please give Colleen a call or send her an email.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lachlan grew up on a family owned and operated sheep and cattle property at Karara in southeast Queensland. During his boarding school years on the Gold Coast, he loved coming home on holidays to the property for shearing, mustering, motorbike riding and the home cooking!

In early 2015 Lachlan began to study a Bachelor of Industrial design at Griffith University whilst also working at Everything Marine Australia, but his passion for the sheep and cattle industries and his grassroots bought him to work for us.

Lachlan is the NSW Regional Manager, supporting our stores and clients throughout the state. He has a passion for what our products can achieve and loves being able to assist livestock producers with their livestock supplement needs.

If you are based in NSW and have a general enquiry about your livestock nutrition supplementation plan, please give Lachlan a call or send him an email.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

FUN FACT:  Loves to bring a laugh to the office each day with her bubbly nature.

Give Tabatha a call in the head office or send her an email for any general or sales enquiries.

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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.

 

FUN FACT: Most people know her as Mel, only a few know her as Mouse!

If you have ordered a livestock supplement from BLM and need to clarify anything about your order, please call Melanie in the front office or send her an email.

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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.

Tad has made some great improvements to production processes in his short time he has been with BLM and continues to research and work on developing new and innovative ways of improving processes and expanding for future growth.

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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.

FUN FACT: Has an uncanny knack for quoting movie lines & trivia and a keen disc golfer.

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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.

Working closely with Ryan, assisting in the mixing process and production the two have a fantastic working relationship and team up to always bring a laugh or story or two to the office staff.

FUN FACT: Can eat a 1kg steak and still be hungry.