Born and raised in Lawrence, I have always been a big supporter of the Clutha District and being part of the community. Coming back home to join the JOBBORTUNITIES team again after traveling overseas for a year and a half is a real privilege. Knowing Bryan and Ruth for over ten years since my Clutha Youth Council days its awesome coming a full circle to work with them yet again!
In 2021 Ruth, Bryan and Justine asked me to join the team it was a no brainer, I had followed their success the previous year and I felt truly privileged to join the team. That year being a part of the JOBBORTUNITIES Team there was never a dull day, we all had the same passion and pride around our role but ensured we had fun along the way. That role was a big stepping stone from my youth working role I previously had done Cromwell for the local youth trust. That time as a youth worker was amazing, I loved my role working with youth and within community and it helped me grow my passion for working with people and supporting them to be their best.
Another big passion of mine is traveling, leaving straight out of school I was lucky enough to spend nearly three-years overseas traveling around Europe and basing myself in The Falklands Islands, London, and the Llyn Peninsular in Wales. While overseas I worked in a variety of roles from hospitality, the export packing room at an abattoir to working in special schools for youth with behaviour issues and different backgrounds. My stint overseas and the experiences I had through both work and traveling helped me gain and grow my skill set that have shape who I am today.
In June 2022, after a year with the JOBBORTUNITIES team I took up an opportunity to head overseas for another stint of traveling. The past year and a half I have lived in Wales as well as completing a ski season in Austria and traveling more of Europe. Coming back home to the Clutha District is always a great feeling and being able to join the JOBBORTUNITIES again for a six-month contract makes it even better!