Prior to becoming a Medical Herbalist, after finishing secondary school, I went to Teachers College & University; I got very sick with glandular fever and was unable to complete this study. I went to work in a plant nursery (having been a very keen gardener since a very small child), sometime later, I managed a Garden Centre and later still, developed my own wholesale nursery, and also designed and planted landscape projects.
During 1991 I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE) and ‘found’ ways to become well again; herbal medicine being the greatest helper. I am completely well, all clear since 1992. I have a much greater quality of health and life now. A few years later, I cared for my father through his journey of cancer.
These experiences piqued my interest in studying ‘complementary and alternative treatments’. I studied to become a Medical Herbalist and this heightened my passion for ‘Wellness’ and Wellness Education. This commitment led to my move to Melbourne in 2003 to continue my study & research.
October 2015 saw me moving back to New Zealand in October 2015, after being away for just over 12 years. I am re-establishing my herbal medicine practice, initially established in the Bay of Plenty in 1998 and then continued in Australia.
I really enjoy teaching and assisting with learning; more than just health and wellness areas.