I am passionate about building better communities. With a passion and heart for all people, I spend as much of my spare time giving to the community in a variety of ways.
Sometimes it is the small things that make a difference. One of my more recent new local connections is as part of my local Buy Nothing community which is for neighbours in Moana, Noarlunga Centre, Noarlunga Downs, Old Noarlunga, Port Noarlunga, Port Noarlunga South, Seaford, Seaford Heights, Seaford Meadows, and Seaford Rise. If you are looking for one outside of those suburbs, try the Buy Nothing Flagstaff Hill/Aberfoyle Park/Happy Valley/Woodcroft, SA group. It is for neighbours in Flagstaff Hill, Aberfoyle Park, Happy Valley, Reynella East and Woodcroft South Australia.
I am a strong believer in also giving our posessions a second life, if we can, and participate widely in local give away groups. In reliquishing a holiday home and inheriting furniture from an aging family member it has been a wonderful experience to pass on those thing that I do not need to those in the community who can benefit from it.
Over various ‘seasons’ I also have hosted radio segments on our local Tribe FM 91.9. It has been a way of being able to connect people in our community with each other through services and relatable personal journeys in a way that I have found really gratifying.
SA Ambulance Service
Perhaps the most personally significant commitment I have had over recent years is as a volunteer Ambulance Officer with SA Ambulance Service. I have been a committed member of the service for almost seven years, predominantly ressponding from our nearest volunteer station at Yankalilla.
I am one of over 1400 volunteers who make up the country volunteer teams for SA Ambulance Service. You can find out more about becoming a volunteer on the SA Ambulance Service web site. I also serve on the Clinical Trauma Review Committee of SA Ambulance Service as part of my volunteer commitments.
Sport and Recreation
Our family really has a strong appreciation for the sporting clubs that exist in our community. Members of my household are privileged to be able to enjoy the benefits of the coaching and facilities of our local soccer, Aussie Rules, netball and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu clubs.
A Bit about Me
I live in a blended and kinship-care household and the parent and/or guardian of seven children aged from 16 years of age (yes, getting his Driver’s licence) down to eight months of age. I love our community so much that it has been my strong encouragement to my own mother, who is preparing her house for sale, to move to the area also. Though she is less keen on beachside areas than I am, I am certain we will be able to find her a place that she will love in our local hills and wine areas. That is another thing I lova about our Council area – visible diversity in all it’s forms.
Work and Training
I currently work as the Business Support Manager (part time) for an electrical services company within the building and construction industry. This gives me time to also be able to serve the Mid Coast Ward and Onkaparinga community with the assistance of your vote.
I have Diploma level qualifications in Business Administration and IT (Web Development and Systems Analysis). With further qualifications in First Line Management and Training and Assessment I have worked for many years in building and developing workplace teams as well as in policy development. I am currently completing qualifications in Work Health Safety also.