Tasmanian born


On what she does


I am a Chef/Pastry chef, who freelances and does events. I’m currently writing my first cook book, blogging and YouTube-ing. I also run a small cookie business in Bondi.


Do you remember what you wanted to do with your life when you were a teenager?


Create, surf, cook, own a business, be an author and have a fun time.


What was the best advice you’ve ever been given?


Do what you love and what makes you happy.

What skills, experience or qualifications would you recommend for someone who wants your job?


Get work experience, get your qualifications and work for someone who has achieved what you want to. This may be multiple people. Always ask questions and get help. If you lack in an area do be afraid to make this your strength.


Tell us briefly how you ended up doing what you do. Did you do many other jobs or start many other businesses before?


I fell into this business, but I always loved running my own day. I did a lot of other jobs on the side of doing small jobs of my own. 


What one piece of advice would you give to your 15 year old self or younger generations still at school today?


Stay focused, and your never too young, but you may be inexperienced. A wise person will listen to council and surround themselves with someone who will speak into your life and be honest with you. Stay humble and listen to your mentor if you have one, if not, get one. 


What was the best year of your life and why?


The year of 2014, I lost everything but I gained so much wisdom for taking time out to look over were I went wrong and how I could move forward and learn from it all. 


Did you have any jobs as a teenager?


Yes as soon as I could work I got a job. I worked in a shoe shop during the day and a restaurant at night, scrubbing potatoes or washing dishes. 


Tell us briefly the different places you’ve lived in…


Tasmania is were I grew up, QLD was my next move for Uni, Sydney, Bondi Beach, and New York City. 

Did you enjoy school? If so why and if not why not?


Not really, I had learning problems and didn’t realize I was a creative, so I spent most of my days frustrated. Knowing now what I know I would have be able to apply myself better. 







How do you believe schools and or universities might be changed to be more relevant or effective?


I think people put everyone in a box, and well we are all different, learn and think differently, so I believe having teachers and or career councilors to help you realize the way you learn and help you to overcome any hindrances and or learning difficulties you may have. 


Final words


Failure is not the end, but rather the beginning. 


Photos by Katrina Parker


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