DTA Office Administrator
I am the DTA Office Administrator, I took over the reins from Christine Matthews on her retirement in January 2013.
Originally from South Africa, my husband and I emigrated here 30 years ago. We have always loved Australia and we are well and truly, true blue Aussies! I am a Mum with three boys, two in university and one at high school and they keep me pretty busy. Before I had them I worked in accounting and office administration for many years, but stopped working (or should I say, stopped “paid work”!) when I had my first boy. However, through their growing years, I volunteered at all the activities and groups they went to, from being the treasurer at playgroups, scouts and church, to helping in the canteens and uniform shops and just generally being Mum’s Taxi Service to various sports, music and activities! As they have got older, I have been employed for a number of years at their primary school, looking after the library and office for the teachers of children with learning difficulties, where I still work one day a week.
When the opportunity arose to work for DTA, I was very happy to join the DTA office and get to know DTA members and Board – mostly over the phone – and I look forward to meeting members at Conference time and at the AGM annually!
Outside of working, I love gardening and am slowly converting the weed patch of the house we moved into a few years ago into a native garden. I just love the native plants and the animals and birds they attract. We have quite a variety of birds, brush turkeys, possums, bandicoots, so we’re getting there! I also enjoy making all kinds of gingerbread creations, especially around Christmas!