How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? For 17 years. I like living in the country, with wide open spaces, fresh air and no traffic.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am the office manager at Parkes Early Childhood Centre (PECC), and enjoy working with such a supportive, professional team and helping families settle in. I’m also involved in ministry at Parkes Presbyterian church, but my most important, challenging and rewarding job is being a mum.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? I really enjoy getting outside as much as I can, whether it’s going for a run, going camping or just pottering about in the yard.
What makes you proud? My three daughters, especially when they’re working hard at overcoming challenges, obstacles or difficulties.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? An eagle – for the freedom, the view, catching those updrafts and thermals and soaring above the earth.
What is your all-time favourite book and why? I really enjoying reading about people’s lives and experiences. Three recent favourites are: Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales, Just a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale Pope, and My Island Home by Tim Winton.
Tell us about your best holiday. Walking the Milford Track in New Zealand over four days with my husband Craig, and getting helicoptered over an avalanche zone part way through. Spectacular!