Rangitikei-born and Manawatu-raised, I currently live at Lake Taupo with my husband John, my partner of 30 years. As a returned serviceman and a qualified chef, I worked across three continents before launching the first of my successful food enterprises here at age 26. I then formed a leading national real estate office in 2009. Over 30 years of self-employment, I have won multiple local and national awards. I'm a gym-goer, avid swimmer and kids coach, intrepid traveller, a valuer of time with family and friends, a Kākāriki breeder, history and politics reader, Wikipedia blogger, learner of Italian and a baker of food.
ACT has proven itself to be the party of reason, possessing a strong questioning ethic and a clear vision for the future. My key drivers are to help bring our nation together again, helping craft a vibrant future for all New Zealanders. I seek to encourage entrepreneurship, support Kiwi businesses and place a primary focus on raising our defence capabilities, instilling pride in our forces and stepping up to our geo-political responsibilities.