Before Real Estate, I was a Sole Trader for twelve years. I worked in the development for large scale catering in the retail sector supplying catering to Alpha conferences in the North Island, New Zealand air shows, Hamilton Field Days and a host of other events. I developed a Fundraising division within my own catering company supplying an extensive range of products to schools, sporting clubs and various other fundraising initiatives. In 1998 I opened a retail outlet according to MAF standards and sold it a year later in 1999.I established myself in Real Estate in 1999, this was the start of an amazing, successful and very rewarding career in the industry. Real Estate has enriched my life and from it I have gained an accumulative wealth of knowledge over the years. Selling houses all over Auckland has been an invaluable experience, which enabled me to overcome the most insurmountable challenges. I have enjoyed successful sales that have at times gone beyond our Vendor's wildest dreams. Doing so well for our Vendors has brought me great personal satisfaction.“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success”I'm an Auckland resident with a partner and a large extended family. With 5 grown children and 7 grandchildren living in Australia and New Zealand. We are committed to one day a week for swimming lessons with all our NZ grandchildren. At our family home afterwards we enjoy a scrumptious dinner with all the trimmings for all the mums, dads, uncles, aunts and grandparents.In my younger years I had a passion for basketball, horseriding, motorcycles and vintage cars. In later years after the birth of my children I enjoyed netball, rugby, swimming and skiing. Within the past 18 years I've traveled to USA, Canada UK and Europe. I found the different cultures an unforgettable and most memorable experience.I strive for self improvement. Learning something each day and continuing to learn is my motto. I was a member of Toastmasters for 3 yrs during which I accomplished the Competent Communication Manual and gained the prestigious CC Award. I continue to study classical piano through the Trinity School of Music, London. I also enjoy playing classical guitar.When work permits I love fishing and snorkeling and am currently working towards my diving certificate. It is a luxury for us to own a fishing boat capable of everything from fishing off the reef at Orere Point to going out deep sea fishing. Our family just loves to fish!