How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I’ve lived here all my life – my family has been around Parkes for about six generations! What’s not to like about living and working in a great community like Parkes, where even the bad guys aren’t really that bad! No traffic, close to work, great people, amazing events, quality sporting facilities and a great range of sporting options.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I enjoy working for Parkes Shire Council and have recently been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Being involved in projects that I see materialise in the community gives me great satisfaction.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Renovating my house and garden although the drought has knocked the gardening thing around a little lately. I also enjoy a weekend in Sydney to see a show or concert.
What makes you proud? I’m also involved with the Parkes Sports Council so I’m proud of the wonderful sporting facilities and the great heights that our sports persons have achieved from their humble beginnings running around on our parks, fields and courts.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? I have a Labrador called Jessie but I wouldn’t want to live a dog’s life! Maybe I could be a wedge-tail eagle and sore to great heights looking around at our great country side.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? I’m a sci-fi fan and have enjoyed watching the last three Star Wars movies as well as the Marvel Universe with my kids.