What is smartsoil?

At the heart of Smartsoil lies a passion to educate farmers and consumers of the integral role soil biology plays in creating resilient, integrated agricultural systems that work with nature to provide superior quality food, forage & fibre.

Filling multiple gaps in a blossoming green sector, Smartsoil creates high quality, independent media & education products built around key areas of importance within the Regenerative/Biological Agriculture industry. The key aim of this content is to create both consumer awareness & confidence through education + exposure to these types of farming methods and the benefits that come with it. 

Once the story of food gains market popularity they foresee this seeding a market demand for verifiable natural produce, creating a catalyst that gives rise to a new wave of ecosystems conscious farmers. The suite if online education products is there to educate this next wave of regenerative land managers, and to support them through their transition.

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MEET THE TEAM

David Lewis: Co-Founder / CEO

David Lewis Mackay is passionate about soil & the importance it holds for future generations. A serial eco-entrepreneur, he started delving into the world of soil biology in 2015 and has been hooked on discovering its endless applications across global humanitarian & agricultural pain points ever since. In an attempt to share the brilliance of this wonderful world underneath his feet with as many people as possible, he started Smartsoil in 2018 and continues to share his passion. 

Jack Mackay: Co-Founder

Jack started his entrepreneurial journey at 21, after spending time helping his brother, Smartsoil Co-Founder David Lewis, build his first business’s and delve into the world of microbiology, he was inspired to help create something truly regenerative. Jack is the director of media within the company where his role is to create, capture and publish premium quality digital content.

Ben Reynolds: Director

Ben first developed an awareness of the importance of the earth’s soil when participating in a community project in Busselton, WA with Smartsoil founders David, Lindsay and Jack in 2018.  Ben was also inspired by the messages and stories in Charles Massy’s ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ and joined Smartsoil to have a part in spreading these messages.  Ben brings a corporate set of skills to the business; he is a Chartered Accountant, Director of a Perth based tax advisory business and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Colin Seis: EDU Expert

Jack started his entrepreneurial journey at 21, after spending time helping his brother, Smartsoil Co-Founder David Lewis, build his first business’s and delve into the world of microbiology, he was inspired to help create something truly regenerative. Jack is the director of media within the company where his role is to create, capture and publish premium quality digital content.

Dr Judi Earl: EDU Expert

Ben first developed an awareness of the importance of the earth’s soil when participating in a community project in Busselton, WA with Smartsoil founders David, Lindsay and Jack in 2018.  Ben was also inspired by the messages and stories in Charles Massy’s ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ and joined Smartsoil to have a part in spreading these messages.  Ben brings a corporate set of skills to the business; he is a Chartered Accountant, Director of a Perth based tax advisory business and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Leah Irving: Learning Enhancement

Jack started his entrepreneurial journey at 21, after spending time helping his brother, Smartsoil Co-Founder David Lewis, build his first business’s and delve into the world of microbiology, he was inspired to help create something truly regenerative. Jack is the director of media within the company where his role is to create, capture and publish premium quality digital content.

Who is Smartsoil?

Meet the faces behind the mission

David Lewis Mackay

Director, Smartsoil

David Lewis Mackay is passionate about soil & the importance it holds for future generations. A serial eco entrepreneur, he started delving into the world of soil biology in 2015 and has been hooked on discovering its endless applications across global humanitarian & agricultural pain points ever since. In an attempt share the brilliance of this wonderful world underneath his feet with as many people as possible, he started Smartsoil in 2018 and continues to share his passion. 

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Ben Reynolds

Director, Smartsoil

Ben first developed an awareness of the importance of the earth’s soil when participating in a community project in Busselton, WA with Smartsoil founders David, Lindsay and Jack in 2018.  Ben was also inspired by the messages and stories in Charles Massy’s ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ and joined Smartsoil to have a part in spreading these messages.  Ben brings a corporate set of skills to the business; he is a Chartered Accountant, Director of a Perth based tax advisory business and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jack Mackay

Director, Smartsoil

Jack started his entrepreneurial journey at 21, after spending time helping his brother, Smartsoil Co-Founder David Lewis, build his first business’s and delve into the world of microbiology, he was inspired to help create something truly regenerative. Jack is the director of media within the company where his role is to create, capture and publish premium quality digital content.

 

Colin Seis

education partner

Colin Seis owns and runs a 2000 acre grain, sheep and kelpie enterprise in Gulgong, mid-western New South Wales which is all Pasture Cropped. Colin is the developer of this technique and has partnered with Smartsoil EDU to deliver a comprehensive Pasture Cropping online course. There are now estimated to be over 3 million acres around the world “Pasture Cropped” with Colin already on-boarding over 2000 farmers in Australia who are now known to be using these techniques successfully.

Dr Leah Irving PhD (Education)

Director, Smartsoil

Dr Irving has over thirty years’ educational experience across all sectors with strengths in innovative learning design and development for online contexts. She works in higher education and runs a consultancy helping institutions maintain quality learning and teaching when moving to online environments. She grew up in Busselton and is enthusiastic about giving back to the area by applying her skills and knowledge to support the education of sustainable farming practice.

 

Dr Judi Earl

education partner

Dr. Judi Earl has been studying and preaching the critical role of livestock in land regeneration and restoration of health and productivity for over 20 years. After advising and training hundreds of graziers and land managers, Judi decided it was time to put the principles of Holistic Management into practice on her own land. The purchase of ‘Glen Orton’ – the ‘GO’ in 2011 provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the capacity of grazing animals to regenerate land. 

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