Surfers Paradise and GOLD COAST
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
Years of experience as an Event Coordinator ensuring attention to detail and excellent communication skills with a strong sense of community involvement for many years. Caring, compassionate and vibrant personality. Over 20 years experience as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. A passion for the written word, enhanced through Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing courses at TAFE Qld. ensure your ceremony is elegantly written to match your story and dreams. Based on the Gold Coast and Covering the Hinterland.
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.
My background has always been working with families within the helping industries such as aged care, child care, disability support and counselling.
I chose the name "Rose Quartz Ceremonies" as I have a love of crystals & rose quartz means unconditional love and what more can we ask than to be loved unconditionally!
Having a love of poetry & rhyme I have composed many poems to suit different occasions and situations. My other interests include organic gardening, dehydrating herbs, natural health & fitness and I play the piano accordian!
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.
In the twenty years that I worked as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, I learnt about the sacredness of life and the challenge of death. I learnt to hold space for someone on their unique journey. I learnt to recognize that every person's experience of death is different, even amongst members of the same family.
Since then i have conducted many, many, many different types of celebrations!!
I have a wide range of skills and experience including a background and training in drama, a professional career in coaching, operations and compliance and an absolute love of music (and my muso husband).
I have been married to my husband Ash for 13 years and together we have 2 beautiful children.