Let’s just say that both my career and life journey have been anything but banal. Continents have been crossed, countries crisscrossed, time zones and climates traversed.
I have worked in Government, the NGO sector as well as in hospitality. Eclectic it may seem to the uninitiated, but for me, it’s been a seamless voyage to develop my skills in providing the best possible customer service. It’s this commitment to the customer journey that I am so excited to bring to the Village.
Having been born in Bangkok and ever passionate about children and social justice, I worked for a number of years for the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection which is a department under the Ministry of Justice. This role led me to the North East of the United States where I worked as a school counsellor for juvenile delinquents in Pennsylvania. I then immigrated to Australia where I worked as a chef in Brisbane and a Team Leader for Nespresso…but sadly I couldn’t fit George Clooney into my crazy schedule when he came to Oz specially to meet me: (
Don’t say I didn’t warn you that blandness won’t feature prominently in this Bio.
It’s probably no surprise that as a child therefore, I dreamt of joining the cabin crew of an international airliner so I could travel to different destinations around the world.
For me, family is everything – both the family you are born to and the family you find along the way. Small qualification…family is everything…especially when food is involved. I am the consummate foodie. So, you can appreciate that whilst the Village itself was (officially) the biggest draw card…a huge (other) incentive for relocating to Melbourne was the food. Melbourne isn’t regarded as the Culinary (and coffee) Capital for nothing…
Give me a double shot piccolo, some dark chocolate, a good Thai or Japanese meal and I’m in heaven.
“Respect others and treat them how you want to be treated”
Now for those with a meticulous eye for detail among you, this may seem familiar and that’s because my gorgeous colleague Nat feels exactly the same way. But if I’m being honest, this truly is the philosophy that underpins the Village.
As the newest member of the team I can attest to the warmth, respect and kindness that prefaces every interaction, engagement and communication. Its rare and its precious. I feel really blessed to be here.