How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Just over four years. I really appreciate Parkes’ progressive Council made up of politically independent councillors. I also enjoy the size and familiarity of the town.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am the Infrastructure Technical Manager at Parkes Shire Council, which means I guide the technical, compliance and sustainability aspects of our water servicing and projects. I think I must have a higher percentage of water in my blood than most as I just really like all things water. And thanks again to our forward thinking Council, I have been fortunate to help deliver our innovative Recycled Water Scheme.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Go swimming with my kids.
What makes you proud? My kids make me proud every day. So does doing work that supports the community but also protects and sustains the environment.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? Magpie – to be able to fly and sing to communicate.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? ‘Captain Correlli’s Mandolin’ is a beautiful crafted story set in WWII that absolutely took my breath away. ‘Look Both Ways’ is a wonderful Australian film with enormous heart. Machine Translation’s song ‘Sit in the Sun’ is a wistful delight.
Tell us about your best holiday. Two weeks enjoying the culture, snorkelling and resort food in Vanuatu with my family.
What is on your bucket list? Play drums in an experimental rock band (again), visit Sri Lanka, take a dedicated surf holiday.