I have worked in medical practices in the Shire and nearby, keen on keeping local people healthy and happy. Since being elected to Council I have chosen to work outside of the Shire, and commute 2 days a week to Melbourne, in order to easily separate out Council business with residents from their health issues. (there is a lot of overlap in small country towns)
I’m a member of Woodend Landcare, supporting work to keep 5 Mile Creek and the town surrounds free of weeds and in a healthy state;
I cycle, and am a member of the Macedon Ranges Cycling Club and love walking in the local area: enjoying visiting the towns nearby and the lovely places of the Shire;
I love local gardens and have a fondness for local produce (which is great to cook with!) and local businesses and products;
I am a member of Kyneton Horticultural Society, and was planning to exhibit my first success of a Dahlia this year, when the Autumn flower show had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
I have 3 chickens and am a strong supporter of the Kyneton and District Poultry Club, who put on the best hospitality at their annual show.
I can be seen at Woodend Farmers Market every month when before Covid times it would take me well over 2 hours to shop as I caught up with stallholders and residents alike. I usually attend Kyneton, Malmsbury and Lancefield markets also, pre-Covid restrictions and look forward to attending again now restrictions are lifting.
I am also a member of Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, who I have watched grow and expand into so many areas in the last 4 years.
I am not a member of the executive on any of these organisations, so am not in conflict of interest, but will always let it be known if I am a member for transparency.
I love living here, and I hope I can help it continue to be a place that you love too.
Community and community-run organisations are at the heart of who we are, and I will continue to ensure Council maximizes its support of all our amazing volunteers now more than ever as we recover together during and post the pandemic.