I joined the staff of CPDS 12 years ago and am privileged to work with a collaborative office team, dedicated teachers and a conscientious management team. Many years ago I began my working life as a primary school teacher in West Auckland. After raising our two children I was offered a part time job in the office of a local school and found this to be to my liking. Over the years apart from a brief sojourn into real estate administration I’ve worked in school offices. As part of the office team at CPDS my main responsibilities are student accounts on Kindo and school business accounts on Xero. The methodical nature and attention to detail that these tasks require give me much satisfaction. I am married to Bruce and we have two adult children. Our son and his wife live in Vancouver, Canada and our daughter and her fiancé live in Gisborne. We are thankful to have strong connections with our extended families. In the weekends you will often find me relaxing in our caravan which is permanently located at Muriwai Beach on Auckland’s west coast. Boogie boarding in the surf, walking in the bush or along the beach or just soaking up the sun listening to Hawaiian music are activities I find very restorative.