What’s your link to Townsville?
I was born in Townsville and spent my young years between Townsville, Millaroo, Ayr (my grandparents were sugarcane farmers) and, of course, the beautiful Maggie Island. We would spend a week every Christmas there – nothing beats that beautiful water. I also remember the excitement of hot summer days at The Strand underneath the big water bucket, waking up early and walking the Castle Hill goat track with my mum, Croc’s home games and going to my dad’s work at Channel 10 and my mum’s hairdressing salon. Not to mention running around the farm, driving in the tractors and sucking on fresh sugarcane!
Where are you now?
I’m now living in Brisbane and have been here for the past 17 years. I work for Network Ten hosting their preschool program Crocamole, which is a national show playing on CH11 Monday to Friday 9.30am. It’s an absolute dream come true. It’s a cooking show for children that incorporates singing, dancing and playing games, as well as my character being a rainbow sprite – what more could a girl ask for?! I’m also soon to host the 2017 Creative Generations State Schools On Stage, which I am very excited about.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
Townsville is where my mum first started me in dancing classes, tap and modern jazz. I loved it and can still remember the classes in the studios. I also remember my first concert at the Civic Centre dancing to Monster Mash.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
I sure do! I try and come back once a year to visit family. It’s pretty exciting flying in over Mt Stuart and Castle Hill trying to see if I can spot any houses I know.