South Island born to an Artist and an Engineer, I grew up in outback Australia before being sent to boarding in Christchurch. After serving five years in the RNZAF where I met my husband, Justin, I left to train as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot in Nelson.
Feeling the need to have a creative outlet for my artistic side, I attended UCOL in Palmerston North to complete a two year Diploma of Furniture Design and Making, paying my way by flying part time.
Moving to Auckland with Justin and loyal workshop Dogs, Moko and Pipi, I started Designpilot Ltd, a one person operation dedicated to combining my knowledge of physics and engineering with the skills and creativity of designer/making. My aim is to reach new heights of technical originality and beauty, whilst delivering the highest levels of crafts-womanship.