Born in the Hauraki area, my parents moved to Reporoa when I was 11, so I have called the Taupō area home for a long time. My husband and I began farming in Taupō in the mid 2000’s. Then after a few years living and farming in the South Island we realised that Taupō was home and it was time to come back.
Currently I am involved with the running of our farming business and I also have a background in Community and Social Work here in Taupō. I feel that these two things combined give me a great balanced view to offer our school community and Board.
We have four children and have been a part of the Wairakei School community for 6 years now. Two of our children are current students, our eldest finished in 2019 and our youngest is due to start in 2024. As a family we enjoy the school community and its unique rural aspect, with some of my favourite school activities being our Pet Day and watching our kapa haka group perform at the local Tūwharetoa Festival.
I joined the Board of Trustees in 2020 and have learnt a lot in that time and continue to grow and develop my skills and knowledge base. Most recently I have taken on the finance role within the board. I am excited to continue this involvement over the coming years.