I was born in North East Victoria and have lived here most of my life. I raised my children in our community and know that there can be tough times raising a family in rural Victoria. My experience struggling as a single mum is what got me into politics.
I’ve been a nurse, a family violence and sexual assault worker, and community mental health worker. I worked for years in mental health with children and young people across our region. I want to to ensure that our young people have access to the best mental healthcare.
I owned a small business before becoming a local councillor. I have been on council for six years, and I’ve been mayor for the last two. As Mayor of Indigo Shire I am proud of standing up and getting results for our communities: for small business and agriculture, for the tourism sector, for the arts, for our families and for our environment
I fought for local workers when Murray Goulburn sold. I worked hard on behalf of Beechworth Secondary College to get the funding upgrades they needed. I was a strong voice standing up for Stanley farmers as the bottled water industry began shipping out their ground water. As Mayor I took these fights as far as I could, now I’m standing for Benambra so I can finish them.