I grew up on the north-eastern edge of Melbourne, in a town about the same size as Tongala, called Research.
I’ve had a keen interest in people, policy and politics since I was about three years old – Native Title, the first Gulf War and ‘‘the recession we had to have’’ feature large in my memories of childhood.
I’ve worked mostly in customer-focused advocacy roles – including seven years with police communications, answering triple zero calls.
As an independent, I’m not beholden to a city-centric coalition partner, nor the coal-mining electorates up north.
The way I vote and the policy outcomes I work towards will be solely focused on the betterment of our Goulburn-Murray region.