Managing Director, Temora
Marty is the fourth generation family member to manage Moses and Son. Marty first joined the family business as a store-man in 1980, after 5 years working in the electrical and petroleum industries. He eagerly progressed through the various facets of the business, gaining the necessary experience and qualifications to be appointed Managing Director in 1993.
Marty is actively involved in both the wool industry and the community. Most notably, his work as Director of the Inland Wool Brokers Association, Yennora Wool Brokers, and Director representing Brokers on the board of the Australian Wool Exchange Limited. In more recent years, Marty has developed a passion for sheep and genetics. He is currently a director of Merino Link and The Peter Westblade Scholarship and works tirelessly supporting the Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge.
He is the current chairman of a local charity, TAPIN, supporting people within the community who suffer from chronic illness’. Marty is an avid Rugby Union supporter and a patron of the Temora Rugby Union Club. Marty’s other devotion is tournament water skiing – and is currently the president of the NSW Water Ski Association, Tournament Division, and is a long standing member of the Lake Centenary Management Committee. In his spare time, he loves spoiling his grand kids, touring Australia and sometimes overseas on his BMW Motor Bike with his understanding wife, Amanda.
Wool Technical Officer, Temora
One of Moses and Son’s longest standing staff members, John Wiencke, or ‘Wink’, joined the team way back in 1989 as a Wool Technical Officer (WTO). John is a Temora local, growing up on the family farm before turning his hand to wool classing, truck driving and among other things, forklift driving.
With over 25 years of experience as a WTO, Wink loves every minute of his job and is still yet to see it all. John enjoys spending time with his wife Yvonne, his children and their families, especially the grandkids.
Wool & Livestock Intern, Temora
Lexi grew up on a commercial farm at Tarcutta, NSW, on which her family run Merino Sheep, Composite Cattle and Thoroughbreds. Lexi completed an Undergraduate course in Agriculture at Charles Sturt University in 2014 and has also completed her Certificate IV in Wool classing from the Riverina Tafe Institute. Throughout her time at Charles Sturt University, Lexi worked in shearing sheds which helped her to develop an extensive skill base and knowledge of the industry. During Lexi’s time at university she was a part of many groups, including the Australian Wool Innovations – National Merino Challenge (AWI NMC) for 2 years. The AWI NMC presented many intriguing sides of the Merino wool industry, which was the main factor in her choice to pursue a career in the sheep and wool industry.
Lexi’s position within the Livestock Consulting Internship is extremely dynamic and flexible. The role has a fantastic balance of on-and-off farm work. She also has the appropriate connections, through her Internship Facilitators, to make meaningful contributions to the sheep and wool industry with the opportunity to run an Industry Supported Project.
Merchandise Coordinator, Temora
Wool Technical Officer/Wool Press Delivery, Temora
Craig was born in Temora and raised in Ariah Park. Craig has obtained a Certificate IV in Advanced Wool Handling and has his First Aid and Certificate IV in Retail qualifications. Before joining Moses and Son, he spent a year roustabouting, and ten years working at Mt Selwyn Snowfields. He was a Department Manager during winter and on lift maintenance during summer.
Craig started a Facebook business with his wife Alicia, “Echoes of Arbortree” reusing and recycling old wares. He also supports Alicia in her business venture “Dear Friday”, of hand-making earrings on demand for local shops. Craig loves being able to play cricket, football and spending time with his children, Finn and Ivy.
Dave was born in Wagga Wagga and raised in Temora. He joined our team in 2000, working in Rehandle, before attaining his Wool Classers Certificate and moving to the ‘Warehouse’ as our chief coreline tester. Before Moses and Son, he worked in retail and owned his own furniture store.
Dave spends his spare time chasing after his 4 kids and helping out wherever he can with their soccer.
Peter was born in Ardlethan and as a child moved around NSW due to his father’s job on the railway. When he left school, he followed in his Dad’s footsteps and joined the railway until 1990. Peter then worked as a Scourer Operator at Riverina Wool Combing for the next five years.
In October 1999, Pete joined Moses & Son in Shipping, where he is responsible for ensuring all bales are loaded and sent to port. His favourite part of the job is the freedom to coordinate his own day. Pete is a proud Carlton supporter.
Gary works in the Warehouse at our Temora store. He previously ran a carpet cleaning franchise for eight years, before re-joining our team in 2011. Gary loves to travel and in his spare time, enjoys fishing and kayaking.
Rehandle Classer, Temora
Tony (Kitey) was raised and worked on the family farm just outside of Temora, before starting in shearing sheds as a roustabout and qualifying as a Wool Classer. In 2006 Tony started working in Rehandle, classing wool from door sales and bales sent to bulk class.
His hobbies and interests include motorbike riding, travelling the world (especially by cruise liners). Kitey enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.
Rehandle Classer, Temora
Mark New, or ‘Newy’, is one of Moses & Son’s longest standing staff members. Born and bred in Temora, he worked at a supermarket and as a roustabout before he joined Moses & Son. He qualified as a Wool Classer in 1990. You can easily spot Newy by his bare legs, even in the middle of winter!
Business Support/Operations, Temora
Andrew Barry was born in Altona, Victoria and was raised in suburban Melbourne before moving to the western districts in his early 20’s. Andrew is a qualified electrician and chef and currently studies Wool Classing at TAFE. Before joining Moses & Son, Andrew was the owner/operator of an electrical business for nine years. He was a chef for 5 years in country Victoria, and has completed shed work in Victoria, and around the Temora area. Andrew also went contract mustering for two years.
Andrew’s various interests include sandstone caving, stunt kite flying and working kelpies – breeding and training. Also, undertaking yard dog trials, with a successful kelpie stud (Andron Working Kelpies), with sales at field days and Casterton working dog auction.
Administration Manager, Temora
Christine is a Temora girl and joined Moses & Son when she left school in 1997. Christine has worked her way through the admin ranks to her current role of Administration Manager. Christine is a valuable team member and her meticulous nature is critical to the smooth running of Moses & Son.
Christine and her husband have recently built their own home and have welcomed their first baby, Jimmy.
Business Support, Temora
Liz was raised in Canberra. After school she studied a Bachelor of Business Management at CSU Wagga Wagga. Following a working holiday in the UK/Europe, she returned to work at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Return to Work Consultant.
In 2009 Liz relocated to Temora to be with her husband. After a stint in the Human Resources Department at Junee Jail she joined Moses & Son in May 2011.
Born and bred in Temora, Sheree has previously spent 6 years working in a local Real Estate and after the birth of her three sons, decided it was time for a change. Sheree joined us in early 2012 and has shown us that her local knowledge of the area and efficient work ethics make her a real asset to the Moses team.
Sheree has always had a passion for the rural scene, being raised on the farm and would love one day for her and her husband to own a few acres of their own. In her spare time she runs a book club with a few of her friends.
Tegan was born and raised in Temora. Whilst at school, Tegan worked at the local Supa IGA. For part of 2012, Tegan worked at Trinity Law Firm in Canberra, before joining the Moses & Son team. Teegs is an all-rounder, who assists everyone with great knowledge and enthusiasm. Presently, she adorns the high-vis and helps out in the Warehouse at our Wagga Wagga store.
Tegan has a number of interests which include singing, guitar, reading and loves being outdoors.
Born and bred in Temora, Monique joined our team early in 2016. Her previous work included retail, hospitality and baby sitting. She is currently completing a TAFE course in Business Administration, and endeavors to obtain her Teacher’s Aid certificate and complete her ongoing University degree. She has a beautiful son, and loves to read and spend time with friends.
Christine was raised near Frankfurt, Germany, where she qualified as a Chef, and then relocated to Australia in 2003 after meeting her now husband on a working visa. Sean and Christine spent 10 years in Sydney, and wanting a quieter atmosphere, moved to Temora with their two children in 2013.
Her previous employment has included cooking, customer service, office work and bar-tending. Christine joined our Moses & Son Administration ranks in early 2016.