Meet the team who work here at GeCo.
Click on a team member’s image below to find out more about what makes them tick, and their role at the community centre.
We’re all from different backgrounds and have different specialties. Why not come on down for a cuppa and see who can help you?
Programme manager and Newsletter Editor
Nicole is our Centre Manager with over 15 years experience working in various roles, providing support to individuals and families within the community; predominantly in the service sector.
Nicole is in the Office Monday to Friday and you can make an appointment with her through the front desk.
I have worked at the Geeveston Community Centre since 2013 and have supported a number of activities here at GeCo such as the Youth and School holiday program, but I’ve focussed lately on teaching adults reading, writing, maths and computer skills as part of the 26TEN program.
I strongly believe in our potential to keep learning, no matter what our age! I’m on several boards and committees to advocate for our adult learners and I’m always looking for new mentors for the program, learners to improve their numeracy and literacy, and local businesses to support their staff gain better understanding.
If you see me at GeCo please say hi, I’m always keen to help!
I have been volunteering and consulting with GeCo since 2020, and in July 2021 I was delighted to join the team as a staff member! I started teaching digital literacy and my role has steadily developed – I’m now the Digital Ready for Daily Life Coordinator which means I’m a free IT resource for the whole Huon Valley! I’m GeCo’s Programme Manager too – I organise all the events and workshops we run at GeCo, and I also manage the Community Workshop. I’m editor of the GeCo Newsletter and responsible for Social Media. I’m passionate about food security as well so I’m very active in Emergency Food Relief, our Pantry and events like Soup with Soul.
I’m really proud to call Geeveston home and take an active role in how we live and do things. I’m part of the Geeveston Progress Association, and I’m the Chairman of the Geeveston Art Show Committee so I work with the creatives we have in the Valley. What a saturation of talent!
I’m at the Centre every day except Tuesday, I’d love to share a cuppa and a chat.
Programme Manager, Newsletter Editor
I’ve been with GeCo since early 2023 and my job title of Community Connector really captures what I do; connecting with people one on one to listen to them and provide support. I connect people with the amazing programs on offer at the Centre and with other services in the community.
I spend most of my time providing assistance to individuals and families. I see my role as providing information to empower people to make their own choices.
No problem is ever too big or small, I encourage anyone that is feeling a little overwhelmed or unsure about what to do or where to get help to pop in and have a chat.
I’ve been the Operations Coordinator since early 2023 which means I support the daily operation of the Centre and the staff who work here! That means a host of activities, projects and administrative tasks that keep GeCo running smoothly. It’s a really hands-on role and I get to work with loads of different people in our community which is my favourite part of the job. I’ve also taken over as Jumpstart Coordinator, which means I’m helping people get their licence, coordinating all the mentors and it’s great to see someone go from a learner to a P-Plater! I work Tuesday to Friday.
Operations Coordinator, Jumpstart Coordinator
I am supporting Lucy with the 26TEN projects, particularly focusing on Family Literacy and having close ties with Wayraparattee and schools. I am also working on the’ lutruwita love stories project’ with the intention of collecting everyone’s stories about what makes them just LOVE this beautiful island lutruwita (Tasmania). I run an English Conversation group on a Thursday afternoon for CALD learners, and I’m also involved in the garden, helping Sandra out on a Tuesday! I’m here on Thursdays and Fridays for 26TEN. Give me a call if you’d like to discuss anything,.
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