How long have you lived in Parkes? I was born and grew up in Parkes, leaving in 1994. After time in Dubbo and Sydney I returned to Parkes in 2006.
Where do you work? At Parkes Shire Council, managing cultural, education and library services.
What do you enjoy most about your work? Being able to make a difference in the community. It is very rewarding delivering storytelling, art workshops, exhibitions, providing book clubs, a writers group, author visits, programs for young and old. Offering opportunities for inspiration is important to me.
What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy gardening, cycling, mosaic creating, travelling and of course reading!
How do you like your coffee? Flat white with two sugars.
What makes your day? Being a librarian first and foremost, it is recommending a new author or book to a person and them letting me know they really enjoyed it.
What is your favourite food? I had steamed mussels in an Asian broth travelling once. I dream about going back.
If you could go anywhere in the world on holiday, where would it be? Ethiopia, to trek in the mountains and visit some of the oldest historical sites in the world.