Tēnā koutou katoa, I have a busy lively family consisting of my husband Hayden and four children. My eldest daughter is in year 8 at ANI and my son and twin daughters attend Mt Eden Normal Primary School. I Whakapapa back to Whakatohea, Opotiki and have lived in Epsom since birth. I attended Epsom Normal Primary School and then ANI. My time at ANI was extremely formative and I have many fun and positive memories at this school, still holding friendships from back then! I attended Epsom Girls Grammar and then headed to Otago University and studied Nutrition and Dietetics. In my early 20s I travelled to London and spent 8 years working and adventuring with Hayden before moving back in 2009 to live in Mt Eden.
I am a community-spirited person, during my children’s early years I attended Eden Epsom Playcentre for nine years where I held roles of Treasurer and Coordinator finishing in 2020. It then felt natural to move on and join the PTA at ANI along with managing my daughters’ Netball team. I look forward to many years of PTA involvement with ANI in my three children’s future.
I am very passionate about health and wellbeing, working part-time as a Dietitian in private practice (Mint Nutrition and Shelly Beach Practice) supporting clients with all types of challenging eating behaviours. I work alongside psychologists and other health professionals to support my clients to embrace their bodies and build a peaceful relationship with food.
Along with family life I enjoy cooking, keeping fit, playing badminton and spending time with extended whanau and friends.