I grew up in Giralang playing cricket with my neighbours in our cul-de-sac and going to Brownies at the Giralang Primary School hall. My first job was at the Sizzler in Belconnen and it marked the start of a ten year career in hospitality and tourism. After completing university I worked as an urban planner in the public service and a few years ago I made the big move from Belco to Gungahlin.
I now live in Franklin with my adopted cat Portia Pie.
Growing up, my family fostered more than 200 children because we wanted to help kids who needed it most. I learned we can do a lot to help each other, but sometimes we can’t solve all the problems ourselves. Luckily we had social services there to help and it showed me that government has a big role to play in helping when people need extra support.
Like you I have seen Canberra change and grow.
As your representative, I want to help to make Yerrabi the best it can be and ensure that the needs of people living in the Belconnen, old Gungahlin and new Gungahlin suburbs of the electorate are all looked out for.
I want to see more nature in our urban areas and an improved public transport system. As someone who is passionate about planning and good urban design I feel there is a lot we can do to improve the way we build our city and how we engage with the community in doing so.