Raylene is a beekeeper’s daughter who has worked in agricultural research and extension across three states and a variety of agricultural industries. More recently she has been employed in Landcare. She now owns and manages a remnant woodland property in southern NSW under a conservation agreement. She has degrees in soil science and environmental management and is completing a Graduate Certificate of Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage.
Raylene is also a writer who has had short stories published in anthologies in both Australia and overseas. She is currently writing a social history exploring the lives of three sisters who were involved with the Lachlan bushrangers of the 1860s.