The youngest of three children I grew up on my parents, Richard and Elizabeth’s sheep and cattle property. I attended Nimmitabel Public School and then upon completion of my high schooling at Monaro High School, commenced a traineeship with Boyce Chartered Accountants in Cooma.
From a young age, I have loved helping on the farm, mustering sheep, assisting in the yards, roustabouting at shearing time and in drought years, feeding sheep. This upbringing developed my love for agriculture and led to me studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Throughout this time, the opportunity to be mentored by other strong women within agriculture has shaped my experiences and is something I hope to do for others in the future.
I now reside in Wagga Wagga where I work in agricultural research, however, in the long term I hope to return home to Nimmitabel and continue the family farming business.
From submitting exhibits in baking and sewing when I was young, to competing in the junior judging and helping in the wool section, the Nimmitabel show has always been a memorable day that I look forward to each year. Coming from a family which has been, and still is, heavily involved with the show society, I have a great appreciation for all the work involved in organising the show and am grateful for the opportunity to represent Nimmitabel as their 2024 Young Woman.