meet the team
SPECIALISED FARMING, CLEVER DESIGN, AND WHOLESOME PADDOCK TO PLATE COOKING
JULIAN AND RAZ MATEER
Wybalena was purchased in 2014 by brothers Julian and Raz Mateer. They had previously studied and worked in a number of fields in including finance, public service, renewable energy, and permaculture. It had been a long standing dream of theirs to own land in the Byron Shire and create a sanctuary where they could share their passions of organic farming, sustainability, health and wellbeing. Julian enjoys managing the farm, while Raz is focused on marketing and hosting retreats.
Dani, originally from Germany began living at Wybalena full time in 2016 and is our head Chef. Dani is passionate about food, health and yoga. She has created amazing menus for retreat guests and puts a huge amount of love and attention into all her cooking.
Owen Gwilliam has has a background in Agricultural Science, Organic Certification and Permaculture. Owen collaborates on many of the projects on the farm and also provides consulting services.
Everyones favourite member of the team, our beloved farm dog Ella. She helps with cattle duties and general morale around the property.