Tehlara Lovett is a proud Narungga woman from South Australia who served in the Australian Regular Army for 8 years as a Driver Specialist.

As a Driver, Tehlara played a key role in carrying cargo, personnel, and dangerous goods. Throughout her career, Tehlara was posted to Darwin in 2015 as part of a cargo troop, and in 2018, she was posted to Adelaide as a Transport Manager in an Infantry Battalion. During their her in Adelaide, Tehlara also supported the bushfires in Victoria from 2019 to 2020, and took part in a joint warfare series that involved being on a Navy ship for three months.

In 2021, Tehlara was posted to Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) where she became a Career Coach and Mentor, working alongside the Specialist Recruitment Team for Indigenous people and attending community events. Tehlara has been fortunate enough to play for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) soccer and football teams, and has also represented the ADF in volleyball in New Zealand.

Tehlara decided to leave the full-time ADF in 2022 and take up employment with the South Australia Ambulance services as an Ambulance Officer. Despite this change, Tehlara is still serving in the Army at DFR as an active reservist. Tehlara is excited to be a part of JY and thoroughly enjoys learning people’s stories, backgrounds, and helping them achieve their goals.