Who We Are

Ricky Esterquest, the Managing Partner of Towards Better has over 15 years experience in human services including disability and community services as well as the non for profit and NDIS service sectors in Queensland. Originally from Chicago, USA, Ricky moved to Townsville 5 years ago where he has since had a focus around building more inclusive and welcoming communities through the inclusion of individuals with a disability. 

Throughout his work, Ricky utilizes the principles of Asset Based Community Development & Social Role Valorization and has embedded those into the ways in which Towards Better works alongside individuals, communities and organizations. Ricky also holds qualifications and a variety of experience in Training & Assessing, Contemporary Service Design, Recreation Planning, and Grant Writing.

As a community building organization we are always looking out for opportunities to collaborate or partner with like minded individuals or organizations.  Should you like what we do and want to contribute your gifts and talents, please get in touch with us via the details on our website or social media. Remember, there is not contribution to big or too small!

Towards Better is shaped by our core values which guide everything we do. We value:

Our vision is a world where all individuals are involved in ordinary community life and communities “step forward” naturally to welcome their valued gifts, talents, and contributions.