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Julie has taught and written materials for students and teachers in U.K Australia, Canada USA.
Her leadership roles include Head of Education at the Australian Museum, Manager, Academic Learning Centre, International College of Management Sydney and General Manager of the Peer Support Foundation.
She founded Leading and Learning which developed projects for charities, businesses, and schools. She loves reading, writing, singing, art bushwalking and travel.
Her novel Nowt But Drippin’ was published in 2019. She is working on 'Sisters' an anthology of short stories.
My working life led to such diverse experiences as teaching, teacher education, educational research and school administration in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States.
I love to sketch, cycle, bush walk and cook. Travel is my passion and I have visited over 30 countries.
My creative writing journey has only just begun, which why I joined ‘Spill the Beans”!
Diana comes from a teaching and teacher education background. She loves helping people develop to their fullest potential. Her experience includes being director of a university centre for international students, conducting teacher development programs in Thailand, international marketing on behalf of Australian universities. She founded PALS (Parents as Literacy Support) to help parents from a migrant background prepare their children for school. She loves theatre,writing,travel.
Vice President, Challenge and Book Editor
Sarah's background is a qualified Naturopath . Prior to naturopathy Sarah was a freelance photographer.
Sarah is currently enjoying reading and editing the challenge entries. as well as editing the Spill the Beans Books
An aspiring writer with a love of diversity, a strong advocate for inclusivity who dreams of tangoing over the terrain with a Therizinosaurus. .
At just 21 years old, Elyse landed her professional debut as writer, director and animator of "Drawing the Line" (SBS). In 2022, Elyse worked as a Production Assistant at Blackbird VFX, managing artists and assets on projects such as "Class of '07" (Amazon Prime) and "Shantaram" (Apple+).
Elyse also animated two First Nations documentaries: "Larapinta" (NITV, 2023) and "To Be Silent" (Sydney Film Festival, 2023).
Photographer & Poet
Laurie Wilson grew up on the Northern Beaches and spent most of his working like as a research scientist, specialising in applications of physics and computer science in medicine.
He worked at the Universities of Sydney and Oxford and later led research groups in CSIRO in medical imaging research, with a focus on clinical ultrasound.
Since retiring, he has revived a strong interest in photography, and is now a frequent speaker to U3A (University of the Third Age) and other community groups on his interests in science and photography.
Grants and Fundraising
I joined Spill the Beans to get motivated with my writing, as well as to meet people with a similar interest. It is great to see the wonderfully diverse stories written by members – who come from all walks of life.
I find the writing challenges are fun and really look forward to them.
I have lived in the Manly area for 30 years but am not a Northern Beaches native, having migrated to Australia as a child and grown up in western Sydney. I have lived in Queensland and on the NSW mid-north coast and have a daughter who lives in Melbourne.
For the past two decades, I have worked in local government, mainly in community development.
I am interested psychology, music and art and enjoy walking in nature and swimming.
I hope to put my skills to good use for the Beans and help raise funds for the group.
We are looking for volunteers to help with membership, maintaining our website and uploading our eBooks.
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