I am a Londoner by birth, but my husband was born and raised in Rhandirmwyn; introducing me to the area over 40 years ago. We moved to Llanwrtyd Wells in 2009, and quickly grew to love it.
I was educated at Central Foundation School for Girls and Sheffield University where I qualified as a Social Worker and Practice Teacher; Birmingham University where I gained a PGC in Social Service Management
I have worked in the fields of addiction; setting up Phoenix Futures, a residential unit for parents and their children; Child protection; Adoption and Fostering; Family Support, where I managed children's centres for NCH; emergency social services and domestic abuse.
I became involved in the Llanwrtyd Wells community by joining clubs such as the Gardening Club who take care of the plants on the Town Square and Memorial garden etc; the now disbanded Irfon Valley Writers group. I have volunteered for the Real Ale Wobble and Man vs Horse, where I acted as as a marshall or registrations clerk. I was part of the team who crafted the hanging in the Heritage Centee, contributing three of the panels. I volunteered for the Llanwrtyd and District Heritage and Arts Centre as a member of the oral history team where we recorded the memories of some of the more senior residents of Llanwrtyd Wells. I was also a volunteer steward. I was a scout leader for the 1st Llanwrtyd Beavers until the group was no longer viable. I am a member of the Festival Committee, and am involved in the 200 club, the Carnival and the Christmas Craft Fair. I am a member of the Dolwen: Recreation for All group. I am also a member of some committees on behalf of Llanwrtyd Wells Town Council.
I joined Llanwrtyd Wells Town Council in 2014. I am proud and humbled to be in my second term as Town Mayor. As a member of various committees and work hard to represent and support the community.