I have always had a love affair with cats for as long as I can remember and would always befriend any cat I came across. I got my first pedigree cat in 1977 and started to show in 1978. He was a red point Siamese and this was the beginning of my involvement in the cat world. Together with my husband Ray, an All Breeds Judge, we breed and show both Siamese and British shorthair under the Tomadah Prefix. We specialise in red, cream and tortie point Siamese which have taken out many Best In Show and Group 2 Cat of the Year Awards. We live in Griffith in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and in 1982, with the help of others, were instrumental in the founding of the MIA Cat Club. For various periods over the years since then I have held the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Publicity Officer of the Club. I am an experienced Steward and completed the Companion Cat Judges Training Course in 1997 and since then have judged at many shows. I successfully completed the Group 2 Judges Training Course in 2001, obtaining my full Group 2 Licence on 1 July 2003.