I was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. I was inspired to study optometry by my uncle who practised in Townsville. He told me “Have a job that involves talking to people – people's stories are always interesting”. I studied optometry at Queensland University of Technology and then moved to Tasmania for my first job. A beautiful state but a little cold for a Queenslander! I later moved to Melbourne which I also loved but was a little too big and busy. I moved to Adelaide in 1999 and haven’t looked back. I love my job because I find eyes fascinating and I enjoy problem solving. And my uncle was right – peoples stories are interesting. Outside of work I enjoy jogging and I am also trying to learn to surf… trying being the operative word!!