(Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Education)
Community Leader and Small Business Owner
I have lived in the Sturt electorate for 32 years and been an active member of both my local and broader community in this time. From leadership roles on kindergarten and school committees, and coaching team sports as sole parent to four beautiful girls, to founding and steering a non-profit organisation (Vaccination Information SA), providing support services to families over the last 25 years, my passion has been on building strong communities whilst empowering and supporting the individuals within them. I have my own small business, Waste Reduction SA, working with councils, sporting clubs, business, and industry, innovating to effectively capture clean materials for recycling and composting, building on 15 years’ experience in waste education.
In the last two years I have been running and MCing Adelaide’s freedom rallies as we have all faced the many consequences of lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates. Daily injustices are faced by the most vulnerable members in our society along with millions of everyday Australians struggling to meet the ever-increasing cost of living. Thousands of impacted people are looking for a voice and need community more than ever.
Our systems are broken, our resources are wasted, and our environment and people are suffering. Small business security and the restoration of unity within our community, with respect for diversity and our Aboriginal heritage is paramount to creating a healthy and functional Australian society. These issues need to be addressed NOW with community consultation at the heart.