I became involved with cats and the Cat Fancy about 25 years ago with the gift of a seal point Siamese kitten who became the mother of my first show kitten – a blue point Siamese.
Since that first show I have been actively involved with the Cat Fancy as an exhibitor, breeder (chiefly Orientals and Siamese but also, fairly briefly, Devon Rex) and worker – being regularly involved in the running of shows and assisting on the executive of a number of Clubs and am a Life Member of the St George District Cat Club and the Oriental Cat Club of NSW. For the last 8 years I have had the pleasure of sharing my home with the wonderful Norwegian Forrest cat, in addition to an Oriental.
I am currently Senior Vice President of NSW CFA, chair of the Judges/breeds and education/compliance subcommittees and an active member of the Management Committee and recently finished co–ordinating a Shorthair Judges Training Course. I am also a member of the breed committee of the Co–ordinating Cat Council of Australia (CCCA).
I commenced judging with Group 2 (1996), followed by Group 3 (1998) and in 2005 I completed my Group 1 training and became a fully licensed All breeds judge in January 2007. I have enjoyed immensely judging in the ACT and all states of Australiq and regularly in the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Away from the Cat Fancy I am a solicitor practising from the small regional town of Mittagong. In my rare moments of spare time I enjoy sourcing art deco and retro furniture, gardening, bushwalking and reading.