Born and bred! I’m one of five girls who were all raised and schooled in beautiful, sunny Townsville. I founded a company called Nanager in Melbourne – a reinvention of the modern nanny.
In the early 80s I worked part-time at two record stores in Townsville (Wavelength and Pet Sounds). The things I learned there gave me a fantastic grounding in music and what drives people to consume it.
Sheryl Porter laments not driving to Bowen to potentially meet her favourite actor Hugh Jackman when he was filming Australia. He visited her sister-in-law’s bakery everyday!
My dear mum has strongly influenced my life with our Filipino heritage ensuring that we never forget where we came from and importantly, how to cook a tasty Chicken Adobo.
Townsville gave me a snapshot of life in the north and helped develop my understanding of how life works differently in settings away from capital cities.
My most memorable holiday was my first solo trip to Europe when I spontaneously abandoned my trip to meet up with my older sister in Rome for a day. It turned into a week-long Italian adventure.
I’m lucky to have met various people through my involvement with local sporting and business groups such as: Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, John Newcombe, Tony Roche, John Alexander, Jesinta Campbell to name a few…
My time studying at JCU exposed me to different avenues to advocate for Aboriginal people and gave me the foundation to start TAG – Traditional Aboriginal Games.