Meet the team

Adam DeMamiel, Co-Founder & General Manager

Adam was born in Leeton, NSW and grew up in towns including; Cowra, Forbes, Narrandera and Barellan.

Adam completed a Bachelor of Education, Primary (Special Education) and had been teaching Special Education since 2005.

Adam is married to Angela and they have two daughters- Zahli and Emmi and a son- Jed.

“I have loved seeing Boys To the Bush grow from being an idea to a reality. I am so proud of what we have achieved so far and I am excited for what the future holds. I can 100% say that we are making a difference.”


Richard Leahy, Co-Founder & Director

Richard was born and raised in Howlong, NSW. Richard has always loved camping, fishing, hunting and sport.

Richard Completed a Bachelor of Business – Commerce and Marketing, Dip Ed. He is currently employed as a high school teacher.

Richard is married to Lisa and has three young boys- Jack, Charlie and Billy.

“Boys to the Bush is something that is changing lives. Boys to the Bush gives boys a chance to connect with their communities and build relationships with positive role models. It allows the boys to be hands on and learn through doing…”



Tim Sanson, Co-Founder & Director

Tim was born and raised in Lake Cargelligo, NSW. Tim grew up on the land with his family and loves nothing more than drawing upon his past experiences to assist youth.

Tim completed a Bachelor of Education, Human Movement and has been teaching for over 20 years.

Tim is married to Fiona and has two sons- Charlie and Roley and a daughter- Olivia.

I have a great passion for the land and I want to use this to engage with boys that may not be as fortunate as I have been to have positive males in their lives. I really enjoy getting back to basics and keeping things simple.”