I live on the Tutukaka Coast, have done for 45 years, and call Northland my home. With my son, we own and operate a wedding venue and boutique accommodation, catering for Kiwis and international travellers. I have had many years in the hospitality industry, many years coordinating and building events for charity and working with teams of volunteers, and again prior to that I was involved in sales.

One term as a local body councillor gave me a fast and furious insight to the world of politics. My reason for standing in this election is to ensure the ACT Party achieves a position in the new government, and with the high calibre of candidates, pose a formidable team that will make a difference.