Tracy has held a range of policy, advisory and leadership roles across State government in environment, conservation, recreation and nature-based tourism during a career spanning 38 years, with the last 10 spent as an assistant director in parks and visitor services at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions DBCA.
After retiring from DBCA in 2018, Tracy has focused on running her own business Tracy Shea Communications plus her short-term accommodation property in Bridgetown. With seventeen years’ experience in providing short-term accommodation in both Fremantle and Bridgetown, and welcoming travellers from around the world, Tracy is passionate about customer service and maintaining consistently high standards.
In recent years Tracy has also worked in the not-for-profit sector where in 2019 she developed and activated the Spring into Parks program for the WA Parks Foundation, which has become an ongoing feature of the Foundation’s calendar. Tracy is a Park Ambassador for the Foundation and continues to volunteer with programs that encourage people to get out into WA’s amazing national parks and reserves to experience the health benefits of spending time in nature.
A longstanding Board member of FACET, Tracy took over as Executive Officer in 2020 and enjoys working alongside the enthusiastic and committed Board and members to run FACET’s annual program of events and workshops. She also volunteers her time as Secretary of Geoparks WA and as a judge in the annual WA Tourism Awards. Tracy was also appointed to the Board of the Swan River Trust in May 2023.
Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of WA and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources from Curtin University.