As a lifelong member of the LGBTQ community, I was delighted in 2013 that we were finally able to legally marry. Since then, a number of my friends have married and I became aware that there are not many LGBTQ celebrants. I decided to train as a celebrant as I believe that only someone from our community can truly understand our journeys and the sometimes rocky path to finding true love!
My background is in teaching and psychology. I have a BA in Education, an Honours Psychology degree, and I'm currently studying part-time towards a PhD in Psychology. I have completed marriage celebrancy training at the Celebrants Training College, I am a registered celebrant and a member of CANZ (Celebrants Association of NZ). I am a confident public speaker, personable, and passionate about celebrating LGBTQ love and commitment.
I have been with my partner Deb for 31 years. Our plan is to finally marry when time and funds allow! We have two wonderful children, 3 dogs and 2 cats. I am a slightly obsessed gardener - the more flowers the better - and I love cooking, especially desserts (I'm known as the dessert queen by my friends). I am a bookworm who loves nothing more than to have a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other! I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your dreams for your big day.