Dorota Laughlin - Head of Business & Finance
Dorota’s experience spans architectural practice, management roles with Amcor, operating her own business and business consulting. She has an MBA from University of Quebec, a Masters of Architecture and two associated Diplomas.
Aside from her academic and business qualifications, Dorota is a passionate Earthwatcher. After donating proceeds from her business to Earthwatch in 2006, Dorota began working as a volunteer in the Melbourne office in 2010, later that year travelled to participate in a project in Ecuador and formally joined the team in early 2011.
Dorota now leads the Organisational Development & Governance department and is a member of the senior management team.
Dorota is a passionate about art, travel photography and learning foreign languages.
Halo Jones - Executive and Office Assistant
Halo comes from a diverse background, including puppetry, counselling and administration. She has also worked extensively in IT: in technical support, systems administration, and web development and programming. Her administration work has taken her into universities, immigration and finally into the not for profit sector.
Halo is passionate about the not for profit sector and has worked and volunteered in the sector for 10 years. Previous to joining Earthwatch she was the Office Coordinator at Hepatitis Victoria, and has worked in the mental health sector. She holds qualifications in Business Administration and is working towards counselling qualification.
Halo is a supporter of Liverpool FC, and is a lover of all things butterfly-related. Her interests range from zombie films to Flemish art.
Halo joined Earthwatch in March 2012.
IT services to the Earthwatch Institute are provided by an external contractor: itconnexion.
itconnexion has a team of 20 staff comprising management, system engineers & software developers. Established in 2003, itconnexion has earned the trust of many not-for-profit clients.
dr Caroline Sinclair - Accountant
Caroline joined Earthwatch in 2004 in the part time position of Finance Accountant. Caroline also works on social research which is helping managers and policy makers to understand community issues related to resource management, particularly forestry.
Caroline qualified for a Master of Environment at The University of Melbourne in July 2006 and her PhD with the title "Making sense of social research in forestry" in December 2010. She currently lives on the north coast of New South Wales where she has been working with the region’s farmers markets to create regional connection.
Before commencing her environmental and sociological studies, Caroline qualified for a Commerce Degree at University of Melbourne, and spent 5 years working as an Auditor with Deloitte and then as a Tax Accountant.
She enjoys rock climbing and cycling.