My youth was spent growing up on the family Dairy farm in north east Victoria on the fringe of both the Rutherglen and King Valley wine regions.
The decision to relocate to South Australia to run a business, led to various senior management roles in Textile, Automotive and Wine industries while raising my two daughters, now in their 20s.
I have lived and worked in the Barossa Valley’s wine region for 20 years and worked within almost all aspects of the wine industry from operations management to customer service and am currently working within the wine industry in the Yarra Valley.
I have always had a strong affection for country Victoria and its environment and feel settled while living and working within the Yarra Valley community.
My partner, Carolyn has recently established her own bookkeeping business TarraWarra Bookkeeping Services and has also recently joined the TNYV community.
My spare time is spent in the mountainous regions in the tail end of the great dividing range hiking and exploring the amazing countryside and absorbing the ever changing scenery, although my true passion is aviation with some experience as a pilot of both powered aircraft and
I am a huge advocate for supporting local business and enjoy working with, mentoring and seeing local business develop and grow to further strengthen the tourism network within the Yarra Valley.
I’m looking forward to working with and supporting the TNYV and the Yarra Valley communities.