‘It’s a day in paradise’
If you ask me how my day is going, you will be met with one response ‘it’s a day in paradise’; I love living in Caboolture, I enjoy the people and the amazing community that we have.
But this can be true for you also. If you live in Caboolture, Morayfield you have the chance to live in paradise every day; you just have to believe it.
I moved to Caboolture in in 1992 when my goal was to start a small business. The premise of the business was to support young people during their formative years. Knowing what I know now, it would have been called a social enterprise, young people working for young people.
I owe a lot to Caboolture; it is here that I have found my home.
I am married to a wonderful man Bernard; I met my husband whilst playing squash at the Caboolture Squash courts in 1996 we were engaged that year and married the year after. In 2017 we will be celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
I was also fortunate in that three of the cutest most adorable girls came along with this union, so I instantly enjoyed the ups and downs of having a complete family unit; three girls who I love with all of my heart.
In 2006 the most amazing thing happened, I became a Nana and now my little family has grown tremendously, with 4 grandchildren now added to the mix.
One of the things you need to know about me I really enjoy being busy.
Many people ask how I fit everything in, it is never a chore for me and I enjoy working with and for others. Throughout my professional and personal life, I like to be involved in the creating and doing of any task. I am involved in many organisations that are centered on improvement, improving ourselves and the community where we live.
I am a small business owner that employs over 15 people, I enjoy being a part of the community seeing my customers every day and being able to provide them with what they need.
I also believe that I am an open and honest person that will work for this community.
I am a firm believer that council is more than just rates, roads and rubbish; I believe that council is also about community.
When council works to build communities to bring people together and a sense of belonging occurs we can see a significant change in our community.
When people feel like they belong we will see social change such as anti-social behavior decreasing, crime and violence decreasing. The community becomes a safer place and our community can begin to grow.