Ari Smith (she/her) While I love the wonderful, rich, natural landscape of the Yarra Ranges, my favourite thing about the Shire is their efforts towards climate action. I feel proud that I live and work in a council area which is implementing solutions to safeguard the future of our planet. I am passionate about history, but particularly material, cultural, and social histories. I like to see the conservation and preservation of important artefacts, sites, and stories of different cultures and time periods around the globe. I'm studying to be a curator, so I hope to put this passion into practice! I am passionate about art and design, listening to good tunes, writing bad poetry, and singing in the shower. My greatest achievement is my awesome (and plentiful!) collection of vintage typewriters and cameras. Though I don’t often attend parties, my best trick is toasting the perfect marshmallow.