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Meet Our Team

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Melinda Bito is the owner and founder of Eco Toys and a mum to 3 children, aged 7, 3 and 18 months. She is passionate about sustainable living, natural parenting and is committed to reducing her impact on the environment and most importantly reducing her families exposure to chemicals and the use of plastics.

Melinda is also very commitment to supporting ethical and community minded businesses and has previously worked for companies such World Vision and the Guide Dog Association of Victoria. She also has experience working with children with disabilities, migrant / refugee women and supporting and placing children in foster care. 
 
She loves immersing herslef in culture (music, food, people!) and before kids travelled extensively arond the world and worked in Cameroon, Africa with orphanged chimpanzees.

She is keen to educate parents to make informed decisions and also provide alternatives to the high tech plastic toys currently on the market.

She enjoys dancing, drawing, going to festivals, markets and occasionally whisking off to women's retreats (when she has time!).
 

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Adam Mcnamara is the Director of Eco Toys, father to 3 beautiful children and Melinda's partner in life and the business.

He previously ran his own successful web design business and has a background in Website Design, Graphic Design and SEO and therefore manages the technical side (amongst many other things!) of the business.

Adam is also very passionate about sustainable living. He enjoys the outdoors, particularly the bush, camping, rock climbing and gardening and more recently started making his own sourdough bread, preserves, cheese and yogurt.
 
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Caroline is a mum of two girls aged 7 & 9 years and has a background in retail and photography and is originally from New Zealand. She LOVES all things handmade and is (very) creative. In fact she has her own store making beautiful children's toys and hair accessories.

Caroline is passionate and about health, fitness and sustainability and enjoys running and the outdoors.
 
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Emily joined our team in October 2014 and is a mum to an 2 year old boy and 8 year old girl. She has a background in retail and enjoys music, fitness and gardening. She lives on a large property and has chickens and dogs, amongst many other animals.
 
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Most importantly how could we forget our 3 munchkin toy testers Safari, Sage and Siana who work endlessly hard to ensure all the toys we sell meet the highest standards for durability, stimulation and enjoyment.

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