Brisbane SOUTHERN suburbs
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
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.
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.
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.
I’m happy to help you celebrate your special day any way you like - simple, elegant, formal, fun, relaxed, on the beach, in a park, in a chapel or your back yard ... I think you get the picture!
I'm passionate about creating unique, one-of-a- kind ceremonies that truly reflect you as a couple. You won’t get someone else’s template, I listen to you...yes I do...and your ceremony will reflect that! Weddings are such special occasions and you deserve a ceremony that makes your day a memory to be cherished forever.
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.