Glenn has been researching bats throughout Australia for the past 25 years. While following his earlier career as a Mining Engineer, Glenn pursued his hobbies of wildlife research and photography in his spare time. Early on he began to focus on bats, as they were a mammal group on which limited research had been conducted within Australia. When Glenn accepted an offer of redundancy from the mine where he was employed, his fifteen years of amateur research were the inspiration for the formation of his company in 1992; Fly By Night Bat Surveys. He completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree with the University of Newcastle, graduating in 1994. Since leaving the mines, Glenn has remained self-employed as an Ecological Consultant and enjoys working in the environmental field as a bat expert. He has worked on a variety of projects assessing the impact of development proposals on bats and formulating plans to minimise potential impacts of these proposals on resident bat communities.
Margaret has been Glenn's partner for over 25 years and has assisted him in his research over that time. Her experience in office administration and accounting has enabled her to take an active role in the running of their company. She enjoys assisting Glenn with field work and research projects.
Margaret spent many years raising their three children; Aaron, Stacey & Lauren. During that time she undertook further study in computers with TAFE and completed an Associate Diploma of Business from the University of New England in 1989. She has recently worked in Accounts/Payroll capacity for Eric Butler Solicitors and Turnbull Hill Lawyers in Newcastle. Now that family dynamics have changed, she has decided to work full time in the company and is looking forward to developing her field and research skills further.