I have lived in the Lawrence-Waitahuna area for almost all of my life. For the last 30-odd years I have been married to Geoff and lived with our three children Andrew, Tom and Hannah, on our sheep and beef farm overlooking Lawrence. In 2008 I graduated as a primary school teacher and I now work at Waitahuna School. When not teaching I enjoy gardening, photography and working on different projects in the community. Lawrence is a very special community that I feel privileged to be a part of. The strength of Lawrence is in its people, but more so, their community spirit to muck in and make things happen.