I have a background in arts and education and began working in the sector in 2008 as a Consumer Consultant at South West Healthcare Mental Health Service. When I started I had very little idea of how to do the work. Luckily, I have been fortunate to learn with and from amazing Consumer Perspective Practitioners since that time, as well as from the many inspiring consumers I have had the privilege of working with. 

I am committed to working from the Consumer Perspective Discipline and maintaining the integrity of this work during the rapid expansion of our Lived and Living Experience Workforce. I dream of a service system that is truly trauma-informed, where different ways of knowing and being are embraced and people are supported to choose their own ways forward, free from coercion. 

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, nature, theatre, music, and film. I love living in country Victoria and am happiest hanging out with family and friends, including my furry family of cats, alpacas, and sheep. 

I am excited to have joined the CMHL team as a Consumer Workforce Coordinator and a Consumer Educator.