Meet the locals

Get to know some of the friendly faces of Tieri’s community. From Andy at the local Pharmacy,  to Tieri State School’s principal, Jennifer Farquhar and everyone in between, each member of Tieri’s community plays an important part in the town’s success.

Andy Bergman

Andy Bergman

Originally from Mackay, Andy has been running the Tieri Pharmacy for over 10 years. Getting to know the local characters and the personal nature of a country pharmacy is what Andy loves most about his life in Tieri.

Corey Kempthorne

Corey Kempthorne, the new new principal of Capella State High School, has been a principal for seven years in rural and remote schools across Queensland. At these schools he thoroughly enjoyed the rural aspects and thrived in the isolation. He is deeply passionate about opportunity and pathways for students and will work tirelessly to ensure that Capella State High School is fulfilling the needs of the children in its enrolment.

Damien Wynn

Damien first started his career at OCC as a Graduate Mining Engineer back in 2003. After few years in Brisbane, he returned in 2016 and is now the General Manager and Senior Site Executive at OCC.

Kath Hema

Born in Winton and later settled in Tieri, this local reflects on 20 years in a town that’s always evolving, describing Tieri as a “Big Old Snake”. As a Community Development Officer, she knits people together, fostering connection. A lover of camping with her husband Terry and bushwalking with her dog, Abe, she’s passionate about community and cherishes memories of Tieri’s vibrant 40th celebrations.

Wayne Harris

Wayne Harris, the new Senior Constable and Officer in Charge at Tieri Police Station, is a dedicated law enforcement professional with a history of diverse experiences. Originally from the Sunshine Coast, his journey included intense training and various postings before arriving in Tieri in April 2023, attracted by the opportunity for a proactive community role and a different lifestyle with his partner, Susan.

Dr. Daniel King

Daniel, along with his wife Laura and their two young sons, recently moved from the Gold Coast seeking a family adventure. A dedicated GP who trained at the University of Queensland, Daniel enjoys the diversity and challenges of rural medicine. He emphasizes the importance of support and adaptability in a small town with limited resources. Outside of work, Daniel cherishes family time and has a passion for travel, having visited 22 countries.

Kate Legge

Kate Legge is the Acting Principal at Tieri State School and describes herself as friendly, approachable and determined. She moved across to Tieri from Capella in January, but grew up in Clermont. In between she studied in Canberra, lived in the South Pacific and on the Sunshine Coast. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, upcycling or just quiet time with her partner Philip, 3 children and dog Scrunchie.