The performing arts is in my blood. Music and drama have been part of my life my whole life. I have been singing since I could talk, and I spent a considerable amount of my childhood performing in drama and musical productions.
Although my love of singing has always remained strong, it has taken a back seat in adulthood to my other great passions – my young family and my career in education. I have my ever-supportive husband Matt and our two young boys, Darby, aged 7, and Flynn, aged 5, and we live on a small farm on the outskirts of Sydney surrounded by animals – just the way I like it! I am also a high school teacher who coordinates programs for disengaged and low-literacy students who are struggling to stay in school. I love these kids and the work I do for them more than I can do justice to in words. It's a wonderful career. And I’m also studying for my Masters in Education. As you can imagine, this all keeps me very busy.
But singing and performing continue to play a big role in my life. I still take to the stage regularly, solo and also as part of an all-female vocal group. The joy that comes from sharing a love of music and performance with a wonderful group of friends cannot be matched. I’ve been singing since I was old enough to hold a hairbrush and belt out a Whitney Houston ballad into the mirror, and I don’t ever intend on stopping! Singing with my cousins on the Gibb Collective tribute album has been a wonderful way to finally bring together my musical heritage with my lifelong love of singing and performing.