Brisbane SOUTHERN suburbs
My background was in retail, mainly sewing and craft. My husband and I were owner operators of sewing machine business's and craft shops. I have always been interested in creating beautiful things, whether it be cross stitch pictures or teddy bears.
My recycled vintage fur bears have found homes all over the world. My knowledge of creating these wonderful bruins has been passed on through my teaching others' my craft. This love of creating also comes into writing, something that I really enjoy is writing a story for my couples and the journey that has brought them to the point of saying I DO in front of their friends and family.
From a career as a teacher and academic, my focus has been to connect with and impact positively on people's lives. I bring this philosophy to my work as a celebrant too. Life milestones deserve a celebration and weddings are the happiest of occasions
My background has always been working with families within the helping industries such as aged care, child care, disability support and counselling.
My career has been varied but always people-oriented. I’ve been a primary school teacher (in Australia and NZ), a principal, a University academic (and earned my PhD), a nail technician, a romance author and a marriage and life events celebrant.
Celebrant background: I have worked with and alongside people all of my working life and delight in being part of a team that plans, prepares and conducts entertaining and memorable occasions. I have developed my professional skills through my previous background as a Regimental Sergeant Major in the Australian Army and as a National Business and Marketing Manager with a large manufacturing and sales company. I live in Ipswich and work alongside my delightful wife – Trish. We operate out of our home office in Eastern Heights. I was registered as a Marriage Celebrant on Christmas Eve 2009.