Where were you born? I am a Parkes local – I attended Parkes East Public School and Parkes High School.
Were you named after anyone? No, my dad picked my name – my daughter and I share Maree as our middle names.
Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of? I am proud of what my family and I have achieved through the squash centre. Personally, completing my uni degree via distance and of course my three kids make me extremely proud.
What’s the single best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Don’t worry about it until it happens.
What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken? Leaving a job after 10 years to run a squash centre!
What are the three things you would take to a deserted island? Tent, fishing rod and good book. I think I could quite enjoy myself!
If you had to spend $10,000 today, how would you spend it? Our family dream is to watch a professional squash match in Egypt. Squash is their national sport and the courts are made completely of glass right in front of the pyramids – so a holiday to Egypt would be on the cards.
When are you happiest? We travel a lot for squash, and as much as we love it, it is nice when we have a weekend at home with nowhere to be. It makes me happy to let the kids experience things I loved as a kid growing up in Parkes – fishing and yabbying are favourites at the moment.