I grew up on a dairy farm at Waaia, Victoria (near Numurkah). My original tertiary education was as a primary school teacher.
I was involved in a family trucking company for many years and also worked part time as a bookkeeper in various industries before I completed my qualification of Associate Diploma in Business Accounting and Commerce Certificate at the Riverina College of Tafe.
I ran a small manufacturing business in Melbourne for 2 years. Since 2004 I have been working in Public Practice at ATS Partners, specialising in taxation and accounting for individuals and small to medium businesses. Upon the merger of ATS Partners & STM, I joined STM as an Accountant in 2021.