I am a self-employed Apple IT specialist, previously working as a Planning Engineer for NZPO/Telecom. I have also worked as a Census enumerator, Market Research fieldworker, and Office Manager at PN Methodist Parish.
With core social democratic values in common, I became an active member of the Labour Party in 2014, and I currently serve as an Executive officer on our LEC.
I am married and live in Kelvin Grove. I’m keenly interested in new technology, transport issues, animal welfare, and social wellbeing.
I enjoy 70s/80s rock music, science fiction, photography, cycling, and conversation! I am an active Methodist and Chair of the Manawatu-Rangitikei Parish Finance committee, having previously served on local Mission and Strategy, Property, and Finance committees, and as a Youth Leader.
I am heavily involved in the amateur theatre scene, and serve as Funding Officer for Pahiatua Repertory Society. I am an enthusiastic singer, actor, and film/TV extra.
Having held a variety of responsible positions in paid and volunteer work, I understand the many challenges facing amateur societies and small businesses.
I am a natural troubleshooter, peacemaker, and problem solver, and I am confident that my values, skills and experience will inform good decision-making in Council.