I have grown up in Taupō and done all of my schooling through Taupō until attending the University of Waikato to gain a double degree in Sports and Leisure and Teaching. I now live back in Taupō with my husband and our son who attends Wairakei Primary School.
I am keen on the outdoors and enjoying what Taupō has to offer, particularly the hunting areas. I have represented New Zealand multiple times in sport and am keen to continue this and hopefully gain some more rankings both Nationally and Internationally in the future.
Having grown up in Taupō in a Taupō rural lifestyle, . Wairakei Primary school has played a vital role in the growth of my family. As a past student of the school, I connect with the school's principles and values, and the tradition of carrying on many of these rural and environmental values that were strong in the school, when I was a child.
As a secondary school Physical Education teacher at Taupō nui-a-Tia College, I am passionate about the education of our children and am looking forward to learning more about the primary sector, as I believe it holds a vital role in the progression of life long learning. I hope to bring my educational perspective to the board and offer my support where possible from my current lense.