Having been educated at Chatsworth State School, Concordia Memorial College and Gympie State High School, I went on to graduate as a Maths/Science teacher. Following a short career in teaching, I completed numerous TAFE courses to provide skills in the areas of computing, office management, financial packages and nursing in order to help run the family farm and later a small local business. I can lay claim to being the only employee who has been at Valley Vet Surgery continuously, except for the principals, since it opened in 2001. Outside work I like to spend time with family, reading, doing jig-saws, line-dancing, gardening and walking in parks and gardens.