Our Team

Meet the wonderful GeCo team. Click a team members image to find out more about their role at the community centre.

Michael

Michael

Manager

Lucy

Lucy

Literacy Coordinator and Youth Activities Worker

Lauren

Lauren

Jumpstart Coordinator, Literacy Support, Grant Writer

Vanessa

Vanessa

Scrubby Hill Farm Manager

Kerrin

Kerrin

Farm Assistant

Kylie

Kylie

Farm Hand

Paul

Paul

Logistics and Administration Scrubby Hill Farm

Jill

Jill

Finance & Administration

Meet Michael

I have over 20 years of experience achieving outcomes through collaboration and partnerships with private enterprise, community groups, as a general and executive member of several NGO’s, as a previous chair of the local tourism association and as a director of the regional tourism body. I have a strong background in governance and finance.

Currently, as the manager of Geeveston Community Centre, and the owner of the award winning Huon Bush Retreats, I work with the community to build options focusing on sustainable, locally owned enterprise. Through this work, I engage with all stakeholder levels from Government to individual residents. I am energetic and passionate, have the necessary skills, and a solid understanding of the role of local government.

Michael

Michael

Manager

Lucy

Lucy

Literacy Coordinator and Youth Activities Worker

Meet Lucy

I have worked at the Geeveston Community Centre for 7 years. I teach adults reading, writing, maths and computer skills.  I strongly believe in our potential to keep learning, no matter what our age!  I also run the school holiday activities which really comes as second nature-I’m just a big kid, really! If you see me at GeCo please say hi, I’m always keen to help! 

Meet Lauren

It’s always nice to come to work and hear the local rooster crowing! GeCo is a down-to-earth place! I’ve been working here for four years and have facilitated a number of projects during my time. Currently, I’m running the Jumpstart learner driver mentor training program, also writing our grant applications and helping with a bit of literacy support.   

Lauren

Lauren

Jumpstart Coordinator, Literacy Support, Grant Writer

Vanessa

Vanessa

Scrubby Hill Farm Manager

Meet Vanessa

I have worked at Geeveston Community Center since early 2019. My role is Production Manager for Scrubby Hill Farm. I oversee the planning, production and sale of the chemical-free vegetables grown there with a focus on sustainable farming. I also manage the upkeep of the gardens surrounding the GeCo building and the Community Garden next to Huon FM. I have a history of twenty years in the horticulture industry in a range of positions including at wholesale and retail nurseries, home garden maintenance, public gardens, school grounds, native revegetation and organic vegetable production. 

Meet Kerrin

I have worked at GeCo for the past four years and am a fully qualified chef and horticulturalist. Currently, I’m helping with the Fresh Choice veggie box scheme and am able to use my paddock to plate knowledge in this project. I love working with like-minded people, passing on my skills and it’s always interesting here – there’s never a dull moment at GeCo!

Kerryn

Kerryn

Farm Assistant

Kylie

Kylie

Farm Hand

Meet Kylie

I’ve been at GeCo for six months now. I really like the people I’ve met and also like being outdoors, doing manual labour at Scrubby Hill farm. I’ve been learning a lot in my role as a farm hand and I bring training in Certificate III in Community Services.

Meet Jill

I have been working at GeCo for 12 months. My role is finance and administration including HR and generally lots of paperwork. I am a friendly, nerdy, number cruncher and love working in my local area. 
I am passionate about being a part of the Geeveston Community. 
Jill

Jill

Finance & Administration

Paul

Paul

Logistic and Admin Scrubby Hill Farm

Meet Paul

I’ve worked at GeCo for two years, firstly as a volunteer and more recently as a member of staff providing administrative and logistics support to Scrubby Hill Farm. When I’m not working on Scrubby Hill Farm ‘stuff’ I also volunteer at the front desk and (most importantly) do odd jobs for Michael!

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