I am a proud descendant of the saltwater and freshwater Budawang people, part of the Yuin Nation and Dhurga language group. I grew up in the Blue Mountains, home to many Indigenous people including the Gundungurra and the Darug. After initially taking up photography and art, I moved South to be closer to my mob, and began working and studying in land care, conservation and Indigenous land management, with the last few years working as Coordinator of an Aboriginal Ranger team in the Illawarra region prior to this role. I have great pride in working with Community, caring for Country, and learning and sharing Culture. I am deeply passionate about promoting and re-establishing Cultural Burns/Firestick Farming/ Right Fire and Women’s Business as crucial and highly valued elements of conservation work. I have great women role models in my family who inspire and motivate me to ensure the values of my community and Culture are transferred between generations. I aim to help in translating the gap between Western and Indigenous knowledge bases, to increase opportunities for my people.
I HAVE GREAT WOMEN IN MY FAMILY WHO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE ME TO ENSURE THE VALUES OF MY COMMUNITY AND CULTURE ARE TRANSFERRED BETWEEN GENERATIONS.