Jay Jackson is the frontman of Organic Motion; lovingly shares his passion and always ready to face challenges and find solutions.
He is the in-house project manager and ensures the landscape designs meet clients visions, obtain on ground outcomes and does all the puzzle work involved to install the designs.
In the past Jay has been influential on the committee for different community groups, ran dozens of public workshops and travelled 6 countries to gain experience and see examples of permaculture landscapes. He has established community gardens in Townsville and Cairns which he currently coordinates at the James Cook University Cairns campus.
Bridging from previous contracting in the building industry, Jay spent several years working as project officer in natural resource management leading him into a deeper understanding of conservation and land management, which he blends into his design and consultancy work. An avid story-teller and nature lover will make for some great yarns at the end of the day.
His gregarious nature and positive inter-personal skills are what our clients and students affectionately remember. His ability to achieve the 'big picture' and finesse the details whilst managing stakeholders along the way is why he drives the 'create' aspect of Organic Motion. Working hands-on with landscape designs and providing one-on-one coaching means Jay continuously pushing the OM team to more complex projects.
An average guy from a rough upbringing pushed through younger years rebelling against the system he was born to change. From a 'Tradie' background, he knew there had to be more to life and so looked for that special something. That’s when he found permaculture and later co-founded Organic Motion with Blake Hudson. Finding fulfilment in every landscape Jay now happily and confidently handles life as one big (ever-changing) design. He lives to share joy in life.
Ask him about some of the courses and training he has done and what inspires him most.
Jay is teaching creative problem solving, systems thinking, living soils, landforms and how to read landscapes in the PDC.
There's some acro-yoga and percussion amidst it all too!