About Me

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I’m a business owner, trainer / educator, Murri and a mum.

I’m a business owner of a creative agency called Iscariot Media.  As an educator I’ve lectured at Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology. I lecture in Indigenous education at the Australian Catholic University. I also am the creator/curator of an Indigenous education resources website.

I also teach in a business context, mostly on social media and marketing. I’ve worked with Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship, Yolla Consulting, and Indigenous Business Australia training in marketing and social media.

I love communication, with my world changing when I discovered Web 2.0 in late 2008. This saw me create the first and only directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers. I also work in partnership with by husband to create an amazing ongoing artistic curatorial project from which we sell the best Aboriginal designed T-shirts in Australia!

My volunteer work includes being the Vice-President of the Everton Park State High School P&C. Regionally, I’m on the Management Committee of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. Nationally, I’m a non-Executive Director of Viscopy, the Australian copyright body for visual artists. I also represent Queensland on the board of the First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI).

In 2016 I was nominated as a Queensland Digital Champion and just recently was appointed to the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group. I also helped to found Indigenous Business Month.

I have a Bachelor of Commerce, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, as well as Certificate IVs in Broadcast Media and Design. Much to the annoyance of my mum (and sometimes myself) I have a half-completed Master of Education (it’s on my to-do list).

I’m a Mum. That’s a big part of my identity. I have four amazing children who are all almost adults. Watching them grow is one of the biggest thrills of my life.

I started this blog in 2010. This is a personal blog where I share everything from what I’m feeling/thinking, politics, race, parenting, business and the odd fatshion post here and there.

I’m active on most platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat. Just look for my name.

Thanks for stopping by.

My CV. 

Disclosure: 
This is my personal blog and information presented here is of a general nature and represents my own opinion.