After graduating from nursing in 1987 I worked at Wellington Hospital 9yrs in neurosurgical, general surgical and peripheral vascular surgical specialities. Following a year off, when I looked after family I returned to nursing as a Practice Nurse. I worked in Palmerston North for the next 2yrs which included an after-hours service. My life as a Practice Nurse continued in Kerikeri until I had my own family, taking a break 10 years to raise my 3 children. After a move to the South Island I returned to Practice Nursing at Greenwood Health in 2011. I thoroughly enjoy living in this area and having the privilege of contributing to the health needs of people of all ages. I (also) take a particular interest in people with cardiac problems and the prevention of cardiac ill health.