I was born in Darwin in 1971. My family left after Cyclone Tracey and I grew up in a small town called Pemberton in the South West of Western Australia. As a young adult I lived in Perth and then travelled around Australia before moving to South Gippsland in Victoria in 1995, where I lived and studied for 7 years. I completed a Diploma in Visual Art at the Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE in 1998 and BA studies in Visual Art at the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Monash University Gippsland in 2000.
After completing undergraduate studies I moved to Melbourne where I lived and worked as an Artist for over 10 years. I participated in solo and group exhibitions for example I have an ongoing relationship with the Yering Small Sculpture Award and the Yarra Sculpture Gallery. In 2004 I completed a Diploma in Education at Melbourne University and then taught secondary students Art at Billanook College in the outer east of Melbourne for 7 years. In 2012 I made a ‘tree change’ to the Central Highlands of Victoria and in 2013 I made the transition to Primary Art Specialist. I taught at St Francis Xavier Primary School in Ballarat East for 2 years and at Aitken Creek Primary School in 2015.
Since moving to the Central Highlands of Victoria I have aimed to work closely with my local community in order to build lasting and meaningful connections. I have started teaching basketry at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre since 2015 and Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne since 2019. Over recent years I have also facilitated community arts projects for people of all ages. For example an Artist Residency for Glenlyon Biolink Walking Trail during November 2018 where plants along the walking trail were used in a number of weaving related projects.