Photo provided by Jo Almond Photography
I live on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula and pretty much have an awesome life!
When I'm not marrying people and juggling family life, you'll find me down at the beach, going to the footy or travelling.
My career had always been in the education sector, initially as a teacher and later as an administrator and took me all around the world. A close friend had married my husband and I a few years ago now and I remember thinking at the time, what a cool job sharing in people's special celebratory moments.
When my father-in-law passed away my husband asked me to perform the ceremony and I clearly remember how I felt during and after the service. I was nervous but I felt uplifted and grateful that I could support the family and, at the same time, give my father-in-law the best possible send-off . I was hooked! I've had many wonderful opportunities come my way and becoming a celebrant was one of them, so I grabbed it. I completed my training in 2013 and haven't looked back. I really feel I've found my niche doing this gig! And yes, I still get that tingle of excitement and sense of satisfaction after each and every ceremony. What a high!
My style is relaxed and calm. I'm very professional and thorough but I like to have a laugh and always try to add in some humour and fun to a ceremony. I love that a well-crafted ceremony can really set the vibes for the rest of the celebration.