How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I have lived in Parkes for 35 years. I grew up on the farm at Yarrabandai. The best thing about Parkes was bringing my family up here. A great environment for all aspects of their lives. The caring community is one of the best.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am retired after 41 years in the electrical industry. I have turned my hobby of lead lighting into a small business – something I enjoy with a passion. I just enjoy doing good work for customers.
What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? My other time is spent with my grandchildren, working as a volunteer coordinator for Parkes Palliative Care, working with bereaved parents in the Central West and as an Elvis Festival volunteer. I also enjoy water skiing, swimming and driving the old Holden with the retro caravan behind.
What are you really good at? I am really good at getting into mischief with the grandkids! And getting into trouble with their parents (lol).
If you could have a superpower what would it be? If I had a super power, it would be to visit someone very special in heaven.
What is your pet hate? My pet hate is gossip, and how that affects the people involved!
Tell us about your best holiday. I have travelled overseas, but the best holidays were to Wyangala water skiing every January with family and friends – the absolute best times!