Our team

Meet our team!


  • Gabriela Orosel, © Wayan Makasii

    DI Gabriela Orosel, BEd

    Geschäftsführerin Naturpark Purkersdorf


    "In addition to nature conservation, environmental education is close to my heart. I would like to offer the future generation as many options as possible in the forest as a classroom for lively and vivid lessons in nature, following the motto of Austria's nature parks: experience nature - understand nature".

  • Rudolf Orthofer, © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Dr Rudolf Orthofer

    Obmann Verein Naturpark Purkersdorf


    "Nature protection can only succeed if people are aware of and appreciate nature. In the Purkersdorf Nature Park, we therefore try to make it possible to experience nature "with all the senses" during all seasons of the year."

Managing Committee

  • Maria Parzer, © Privat

    Dr Maria Parzer


    "The preservation of the old-growth forest is a matter close to my heart; moreover, I would like to push for soil-conserving management. According to the motto 'only what is known and loved is preserved', I consider the communication of the value of our forest by the Nature Park Team to be immensely important."

  • Leopold Zöchinger, © Privat

    Leopold Zöchinger


    "As a trained businessman, I look at the financial needs of the nature park so that the many maintenance measures can also be fulfilled on a firm basis."

  • Erwin Klissenbauer, © SRS

    Mag Erwin Klissenbauer


    "The Purkersdorf Nature Park is a great enrichment for both our residents and all recreation seekers and is indispensable."

  • Katharina Franke, © Privat

    Katharina Franke


    "The greatest treasure we have is our earth, our nature - let's preserve it together and learn from it. I am happy that I can make a small contribution to this in the Purkersdorf Nature Park".

Park Maintenance Managers

  • Wolfgang Lehner, © novotybizfotografie 2021

    Wolfgang Lehner


    "I appreciate the varied work with the animals and in the forest. In our daily work, we as a nature park team always come across exciting challenges in the protected area."

  • Dominik Scharrenbroich Portrait, © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Dominik Scharrenbroich


    "Being close to nature and animals has always been special values for me, which I have the opportunity to bring to my work at the Purkersdorf Nature Park."

  • Rainer Rubik, © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Mag Rainer Rubik

    Berater für nachhaltige Waldwirtschaft und Wildgatter

    "It is a particular concern of mine to harmoniously implement the requirements for the protected area with my forestry tasks."

  • Benedikt Brabetz (2023), © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Benedikt Brabetz

    Naturparkbetreuer im Rahmen des Freiwilligen Umweltjahrs (FUJ 2023/24)

    "I spent many days of my childhood in this nature park. That's why I'm happy to be able to help maintain it so that future generations will also have fond memories of the nature park.

Office Management

  • Katharina Föger (2023), © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Katharina Föger

    Büroassistenz im Rahmen des Freiwilligen Umweltjahrs (FUJ 2023/24)

    "If more people knew more about our nature, they would be more mindful of it and understand that near-natural habitats are a valuable asset that must be protected and preserved. Therefore, I am very happy to be able to support the nature park."

Events, nature education, knowledge transfer

  • Nature Education Team 2023 , © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Eva Glattau / Saskia Hölbling / Gabriele Neskodny / Jutta Rabenau / Angelika Treitler and others ...

    Unser kompetentes Team zur natürlichen Wissensvermittlung

    "The forest is a museum, present and future at the same time. Here I offer valuable forest educational knowledge in a playful and informative way, depending on the group."  (Eva Glattau)

  • Co-operation partners 2023, © Naturpark Purkersdorf

    Irene Obetzhofer & Doris Lackner

    Unsere langjährigen Partnerinnen für Waldpädagogik

    "As a cooperation partner, I am pleased to play a part in contributing to the Purkersdorf Nature Park in order to put the ideas of nature education, environmental awareness and sustainability into practice." (Irene Obetzhofer, Certified Forest Educator & Nature Learning Educator)