Suburb: Bushland Beach
AKA: Marly, Marl.
I’m renowned for: Eating too many veggies and my love of animals!
Only a local would know… that Toolakea is the best beach in Townsville.
My most memorable holiday was… volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand for sick and injured elephants who have been rescued from the tourism and logging trades. Such a life changing experience and I met so many amazing people from around the world who wanted to help these animals have a better life.
Right now I wish I was… either back in Thailand feeding and bathing the elephants or on a camping adventure with my partner and dog.
My favourite day is: Saturday, choosing either to sleep in and go out for a late breakfast or waking up early to do a bootcamp and taking my dog to the beach. The options are endless!
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My Nonno. He came to Australia from Italy on a boat for three months when he was 25 years old. He didn’t know anyone nor speak any English, but he made an amazing life for himself here in North Queensland. He’s taught me resilience, hard work and a good wine is all you need to succeed in life.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… while camping and having a few too many drinks with some friends, I was too busy dancing to watch out for the hot bbq that I ended up falling backwards onto and burning my backside! Everyone thought it was hilarious. The scars have now faded thankfully!
Someone famous I met was: The Pope while I was visiting the Vatican.
My motto is: If you can, you must!
SONG Any song by Boy and Bear
EAT Anything potato
DRINK Water or red wine