Meet the Ecolinc Learn Online design team



Linda Flynn

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Education

Linda joined the Ecolinc team as Director in 2015 after a significant leadership career including as an acting Senior Advisor in the SWVR and as Principal of Mount Clear College for 6 years.  Linda is passionate and dedicated to providing students with the best educational opportunities in environmental education.  Linda is personally interested in animal conservation to ensure that future generations can witness, appreciate and benefit from the marvellous diversity that we have on earth.

David Tait

Teaching Team and Assistant Director
Qualification: Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Education

David’s interests and passions are his family and friends, the mighty Hawthorn football club, photography and videography (both shooting and video manipulation).  David has a strong commitment to STEM education and collaborating in the highly productive team at Ecolinc.

Carol-Anne Glynne

Outreach Coordinator
Qualification: Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Education, Masters of Contemporary Science

Carol-Anne is a member of the teaching team at Ecolinc. She lives on 10 acres with her husband, kids and horses. She feels very lucky to be working in a STEM center such as Ecolinc. She is also heavily involved in the community theater in Geelong.

Nicole Mason

Education Officer and Assistant Director
Qualification: Bachelor Science: Natural Resource Management, Bachelor of Education: Primary & Secondary Teaching

Nicole has been working as an Education Officer at Ecolinc since it opened in 2005.  She hopes to inspire students to respect the environment and to leave the planet in a better way than it was found.  In her spare time Nicole and her family enjoy the outdoors, camping, bush walking and heading the beach in summer.

Soon Soon

Education Officer

New appointment to be added soon.

Amy Hampson

Education Officer
Qualification: Bachelor of Science (Hons), Masters of Teaching

Amy spent 10 years as a biomedical researcher in the field of hearing sciences before deciding to share her love of science as a biology and chemistry teacher. She has a passion for native wildlife, and is a wildlife rescue volunteer. In her spare time Amy enjoys knitting and embroidery like the old lady she is inside.

Natasha Ward

Education Officer
Qualification: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Secondary Education (Hons)

Natasha studied education and science, and had a passion for genetics and Indigenous knowledge’s. She wants to inspire students to enjoy science and ask questions about their environment. 

I acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which I work and study.

Ainsley Bellette

Education Officer

to be added

Joanne Tate

Project Officer
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Education, Graduate Diploma of Computing

Jo is thrilled to be associated with the Ecolinc team and to support their innovative delivery of STEM programs to Victorian students. She brings a comprehensive background in digital technologies, Learning Management Systems, and curriculum planning.  One of her passions is broadening Ecolinc’s existing networks to seek out new, exciting links to industries and tertiary sectors.

Tim Fitzsimons

Laboratory Technician
Qualification: Phd

Tim is newly welcomed to Ecolinc. He brings a strong STEM skillset to the role.  His work is integral to the successful daily delivery of teaching and learning.

Julie Gogeff


Julie has worked at Ecolinc since it opened in 2005.  As such she has witnessed the growth of Ecolinc as an amazing STEM education facility and on a daily basis Julie sees students from different schools across Victoria enjoying their STEM learning.