I am a qualified nurse (BSc) with 18 years experience in trauma and medical care in the UK and here at Christchurch Hospital, where I was the Health and Safety Rep.
I also worked as an NZQA qualified first aid trainer with Red Cross for 6 years. I have been involved with Sumner Coastguard since 2011. As well as being a Skipper, I am coxswain for inshore boats and Unit Training Officer and Coordinator. I deliver first aid courses for Coastguard and have recently revalidated first aid certificates for crew in Queenstown, Riverton, Bluff, Kaikoura, Kaipoi and Sumner. Prior to becoming a nurse, I worked on a North Sea oil rig as a roughneck and firefighter. I embrace the outdoor life and I have competed in multisport events. I have a wealth of medical knowledge and experience in emergency situations to share in my first aid training courses. I have a passion for teaching and enjoy helping others learn.