Trained in Accountancy (AAT), Arts Workshop Leaders (LIPA), Sport Leadership (CCPR) and Sailing (RYA)
Ran the Deaf Youth and Drama clubs in Newcastle upon Tyne. Directed award winning plays and musicals Moved to London to work with Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre as a Community Outreach Worker and Administrator
After moving to Liverpool, co-founded MerseySign Deaf Theatre. Became Treasurer of Merseyside Society for Deaf People and the British Deaf Association.
In spare time, plays golf (badly) and performs in a local Sign Choir group specialising in Musicals. When at home, writes for a Deaf magazine and blogs family history stories.