Born in the UK, and as a young child I travel and lived around the world, with my family. I graduated high school in Northamptonshire England and studied hair and beauty at the Northampton Collage of Technology. After winning student of the year I worked in London, Birmingham and on cruise ships including the QE2 before coming to Australia where I managed salons in Melbourne, before opening my own salons in Sydney.
I ran my own salons in Sydney for 13 years and it was during this time I developed and produced my own aromatherapy skin care range and ran workshops, talks and seminars on the health and wellbeing benefits of aromatherapy, beauty and massage.
Married in 1989 with my beautiful daughter, Samantha, being born in 1991
Enjoying a tree change in 1994, we moved to the Shoalhaven and settled high in the mountains overlooking the Shoalhaven River. I continued to promote my skin care range and taught the healing benefits of aromatherapy and massage through the South Eastern Community College before starting Pamper Me in 2002.
I’ve always enjoyed horses and country life and in 2003 I brought Paperbark Glen and set the property up as a small horse farm. After Samantha left in 2010 to follow her carrier in Sydney, I converted our large family home into 2 apartments of which one is now available as a holiday let.