I am an enthusiastic and outgoing individual who was born and raised on a sheep station in Far West NSW, located between Balranald and Ivanhoe. I attended boarding school in Hay NSW with my two older sisters, returning home on weekends and school holidays to help our parents on the farm.
During life on the land, I have witnessed and experienced the devastating impacts of prolonged and severe drought on farmers and their families, as well as the overwhelming reality of farm debt mediation. My dad was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 42, which changed our lives and introduced new challenges, as well as the decision to move away from farming Merino’s to White Dorper’s. Experiencing adversity ultimately led me to pursue further education and complete a Diploma of Community Services Work, and I am in the process of completing a degree in Social Work.
I am very passionate about the agricultural industry and look forward to combining my academic skills and knowledge with industry experience to support farmers and help improve their circumstances. I am based at Broken Hill and service the Broken Hill, Unincorporated NSW and Central Darling regions of Far West NSW.