September 2010 to present Member, Bathurst Branch of The Nationals.
Member, Oxford - Centennials Cricket Club 1985 to 2012.
Member, Collegians Soccer Club 2002 to 2010.
September 2007 to September 2012 Mayor, Bathurst Regional Council.
March 2005 to September 2007 Deputy Mayor, Bathurst Regional Council.
September 1995 to May 2004 Councillor, Evans Shire Council.
Married with 3 children.
Diploma in Teaching (DipTeach), Mitchell College of Advanced Education, 1991.
January 1995 to April 2011, School Teacher, Assumption Primary School - Catholic Education Office, Bathurst.
January 1994 to December 1994, School Teacher, Sacred Heart School - Catholic Education Office, Orange.
February 1992 to December 1993 School Teacher, Glenroi Heights Public School - Department of Education, Orange.
Interests include - family, walking, cycling, running, sport, watching Rugby League (St George), Soccer (Manchester United), AFL (Sydney Swans), and reading.
Inaugural speech, 25 May 2011:
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.