How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here?
I was born (1963), schooled and worked in Parkes, then relocated up the road to Peak Hill and married local Danny O’Leary. The Parkes Shire is an amazing place to live, work and play and is a wonderful place to grow a family and grow old (Hi Mum!).
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I work full-time as an Enrolled Nurse in Primary and Community Health at Peak Hill Multipurpose Service (MPS). I do activities from wounds to palliative care, aqua aerobics, tai chi and other health related activities. My ‘other job’ as an elected Councillor is squeezed in between – both jobs allow me to work with the Peak Hill and Shire communities, promote healthy lifestyles and be an advocate and a voice for others.
What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? Spare time? Not sure what it means, but I love gardening and play hockey with Middleton Hockey Club.
What are you really good at? Talking, healing wounds, talking, jigsaw puzzles.. did I mention talking?
If you could have a superpower what would it be? To freeze time – then I would have more time to fit in gardening, hockey and spend more time with my grandson Milo.
What is your pet hate? People who have no respect for others by speeding, littering and those who think themselves above the law.
Tell us about your best holiday. My first overseas trip to attend a best friend’s wedding in Switzerland and spent three weeks touring and living as a local – a fantastic country, friendly people and amazing chocolate.