I was born and raised on the NSW South Coast, raised on a dairy in Terara and Worrigee and with family dairy farming origins dating back to 1856 at Broughton Vale and Jaspers Brush.
With a degree in Economics and a Master of Business, I have a long career working in education, skills and training on the South Coast. My roles have included working as a Work Placement Coordinator for Shoalhaven Schools Workplace Learning Program and as an outreach program TAFE Teacher where I helped people back into work and further training. I’ve also worked as a civilian in the defence industry as a Business Operations Manager for the Navy Aviation Systems Program Office at HMAS Albatross.
With my husband Glenn we have run a small carpentry and building business and we’ve raised our four children together in the Shoalhaven.
My first involvement in politics was during 2009 when I stepped up to lead the difficult but successful six year community campaign to save Nowra's community pool. By October 2015, the new Nowra Aquatic Park was opened for the first time, rebuilt as part of a revitalised riverfront for our community.
This campaign showed me how important it is to work hard to make a difference in our community, and it's something I continue to do.
As your representative in the Australian Parliament, I’m working for you. I’m fighting for a safer Princes Highway, for our local dairy farmers, for local jobs, education and apprenticeships, for better health and ageing services.
My job as your MP is to work for you.