I am originally from North Otago where my late husband, Ross, and I farmed for 25 years. We moved to the Dunedin area and farmed for a further 10 years. We moved to Saddle Hill and built our lovely Log Home in 2006. I farmed this for four years after my husband died in an accident and sold that property two years ago.
I now live in the city and enjoy travel to family and attending live show etc.
We have four sons – Jamie is at Silver Ferns, based in Oamaru – married to Michelle and they have Olivia (8 years) and Isaac (6 years). David has a double degree (phys-ed and geography) and has his own company ‘Leki Installations’ in Sydney where he employs up to eight kiwi lads. He is married to Laura and they have Ted (2 years) and expecting another baby in September. Roy is in the Australian Army and is married to Sherry and has Josh (12 years) and Poppy (2) and Grant our youngest, is a deep sea Diving Engineer based in Auckland.
I have a teaching background and after 30 years in this profession I decided to use my teaching skills in another profession – Real Estate has been the right choice. I have been in Real Estate for fifteen and a half years and really enjoy what I do. The many different people whom I meet are great. The various properties and people I see and work with give my teaching skills a good workout.
Coming from a rural background, my laid back approach and hard working ethics are all good assets when helping the many clients I have. Much of my work is now repeat business and I really enjoy working for these clients and being able to see them appreciate a job well done is great.