Regional Employer Engagement Manager
Suburb: Mt Louisa
I’m renowned for: Working in the Community Sector for the last 30 years. I’ve been on many community boards and currently Queensland Youth Services. My friends would say my newfound hobby is online shopping but I look at it as keeping the Post Office employees in employment!
Only a local would know… the Heritage Tea Rooms at Herveys Range is the best place for a cuppa, scones and relaxing with friends.
My most memorable holiday was… four weeks touring Europe with friends.
Right now I wish I was… on my planned trip to America but unfortunately I have to wait until September.
My favourite day is: Friday as I have the weekend to enjoy spending time with my family, including my 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My husband Kevin. He taught me that nothing is impossible to achieve and if you work hard you can accomplish your goals. I guess I live by this as I’m 73 and still working full time.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was: At a conference dinner in Adelaide, the theme was the 20’s. I went as a gangster’s girlfriend with a spud gun in my garter! Flying home I was escorted from the plane and questioned by an officer; “Did I have a dangerous weapon in my bag?” to which I replied “No.” After searching my luggage the officer said, “I have good and bad news. Good news is you can keep the gun. Bad news is you won’t get your bag until tomorrow.”
Someone famous I met was: Quentin Bryce.
My motto is: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!
SONG Your Man by Josh Turner
DRINK Good wine