I am an Otorohanga local, brought up on a dairy farm in Hangatiki and my parents are still farming there after 45 years. I did my nursing training in Rotorua, graduating in 2000 and I worked for two years in Dunedin before heading off on my OE and ended up spending the next 5 years nursing in the UK while travelling. I moved back to Otorohanga, never intending to stay, but I fell in love with my hometown again (and then fell in love with my old high school sweetheart) so worked at Te Kuiti Hospital for a number of years before starting at what was then OtoMed Ltd at the end of 2016. Practice Nursing was new for me then and I love the varied role it brings. Diabetes is an area of interest for me, I think because you can make a difference for people through education and support so this is something I will be learning more about over the next few years.
Outside of work I have a husband and two children living at home, one at primary, one at secondary so life is typically busy with school and other activities. I love doing trail run events, this is relatively new for me and my fitness is a work in progress. Kawhia is our place to relax and we head out there as much as we can.