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My Story

I fell in love with Bellingen in 1988 and moved here from Sydney's Northern Beaches. I dived into retail and tourism when I bought the Hammond & Wheatley Emporium business and proceeded with renovations and re-opening in 1989. I got into real estate in 1994...

Over the years I have been involved with many, many community groups, too numerous to name them all but some of my favourites are...2bbb Community Radio (presenter, sponsorship coordinator, board member), Bellorana Aged Care (activities volunteer), Northbank Community Garden (volunteer, president), Bellingen Chamber of Commerce (president), Tourism Bellinger (president), Tourism Coffs Coast (president). My connection with my community is really important to me. I miss it a lot when I'm away from Bellingen.

I have been held and nurtured by Gumbayngirr Country since moving here, and I thank the Gumbaynggirr People for caring for this country for thousands, and thousands of years. I encourage all my clients to understand at a deep level that this will always be Gumbayngirr Country and to engage in a spirit of guardianship, caring and respect

Most days I engage in personal yoga and meditation practice, and I am a student of Zen in the Mid North Coast Ordinary Mind School, with Zen teacher Dr Andrew Tootell. 

 I love connecting with people. I love connecting with country. And I love connecting with Spirit. 

 I love swimming in the ocean and in our rivers, I love walking in and connecting with our forests, I LOVE Bello hugs, I love running into friends all day, every day in the street, at events, and at cafes, I love being actively involved in community stuff, in short, I love Bellingen and the Bellingen Community.

If you want to know more about me...let's connect...call me on 0490 456 290