In September 2007, I was appointed as a celebrant by the Attorney General's Department and have since conducted more than five hundred  weddings within the Toowoomba region. It is a privilege to help brides and grooms create a marriage ceremony to celebrate their unique love story and commitment.

 

My interest in this work was born from my long term interest in 'people'. In my early 20's I became a Lifeline Telephone Counsellor and also was actively involved in teaching public speaking in high schools as a member of the Toastmasters club. I worked for over 20 years in the medical field as a medical receptionist and practice manager, working for both specialists and GP's, having not achieved my dream with nursing. Lately I have been more drawn to studies in personal development and success coaching and the way people can achieve their dreams and goals

I have been married for 28 years and run the office for my husband Brian’s Electrical Contracting Business. We have two sons aged 26 and 23. Our home is nestled in the hills at Preston, just outside Toowoomba. We all spend time at the gym and the boys are passionate water skiers.

To become a celebrant, I attended a professional training course and am answerable to the Attorney General's Department. We must adhere to a Code of Practice and keep a professional standard at all times. One learns something new with every wedding and research into new and interesting methods and ideas is constant.

I am a JP (Qual) and a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants. We constantly do upgrade courses and attend seminars, professional development is one of the requirements to stay registered.