I grew up in West Ryde and attended Marsden High School. After finishing high school I completed a 12 month secretarial course which led me straight into a position as a receptionist at an orthodontic practice in Chatswood.
While working in the Chatswood Practice I completed the Dental Assistant's Certificate and this enabled me to work in the surgery as well as on reception.
In 1989 I married Daryn and we spent the next 18 months living in both Nowra and Canberra. We moved to the Northern Beaches in 1990 and at the same time I started working with Dr Vickers here in Pennant Hills.
Our daughter, Paije, was born in 1991 and our son, Ethan, was born in 1998.