I live in Birkdale with my husband Michael and two girls Amber (6) and Jaymee (5). We live in Michael’s family home where he was born and raised. We bought the home from his parents a year ago and the family connection to the property and the area is strong. Jaymee and Amber attend Chelsea Primary School and previously Chelsea Kindergarten and Birkenhead Montesorri.
Our children were babies in the rooms Mike and his siblings were babies. Mike and his brother and sister grew up in the home and went to Birkenhead College. When they were teenagers, his parents moved out up to Gulf Harbour and left the home for them as a flat. Mike’s sister Katherine is a former Miss NZ and represented NZ at the Miss World pageant in 2000.
Mike and I met through the gym ten years ago. We are both competitive body builders and have represented NZ in the sport several times and hold numerous regional and national titles. We also share the passion of motorbikes and prior to the children coming along we both raced sport bikes competitively. I have competed in a number of marathons and half marathons and other fitness events over the years.
My parents worked in the home decorating industry their whole lives with my father managing several Levene’s stores across Auckland. I spent the majority of my childhood growing up in St Heliers, attending St Heliers Primary and Glendowie College. I have travelled extensively and my first occupation was a chef. I won NZ Apprentice Chef of the Year and placed 3rd in the Australasian Apprentice Chef of the Year.
I am a high achiever and have gained a wide range of skills from my experience in the hospitality, legal, construction and banking industries. This combined with being raised by parents reiterating excellence in customer service and work ethic ensures you will receive nothing less than the best effort from me.