I grew up in Salisbury and. after completing my GCSEs with reasonable passes, I realised that I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do. So I enrolled in a Youth Training Scheme. After two years of trying various jobs I began a career as a CAD artist and engineer within the automotive industry.
I married, divorced, had my first child and married again, moving to Milton Keynes and inherited 3 full time step children. Here my life changed dramatically. Having married a farmer and moved onto the farm, it was inevitable that I would get sucked into the world of farming and away from the CAD world. After juggling both careers I realised that I enjoyed farming so much more and so threw myself into a new career in agriculture.
I joined Worktree (Countec as it was back then) as a volunteer going into primary school in 2009 to talk about Farming and agriculture. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it remarkably rewarding. From there I moved on to volunteering to talk to older students in the Career Workout sessions and now I am very happy to be a member of the Worktree team as a Facilitator.
In my spare time (what little I have) I enjoy keeping fit through HIIT, reading and, as I like helping people, engaging in a variety of volunteer work when I can. I always have a house full of children.