Career to date
I have worked as a farm assistant on an organic vegetable farm in the Wairarapa. I also volunteered on a permaculture farm in Nepal, and a sheep and beef farm in England. Recently I have worked as a submissions analyst at the Ministry of Justice.
My approach to working with my clients
Working with clients is by far the most important part of my job. Everything we do, we do it for the client. This gives an important purpose to the work we do, as we are doing it for a real person with real implications in their life. I am always eager to go the extra mile for clients, as I want them to truly feel their wishes have been heard and incorporated into the work we are doing for them.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given
“You don’t conquer the mountain, you conquer yourself.” Sir Edmund Hilary I have found this applies to literal mountain climbing but also figurative, as every challenging situation is about extending your ability to manage and hope in the face of adversity.
What stimulates me?
Every day I want to help make the world a slightly better place than it was that morning. I want to have a positive influence on everyone I meet and every place I go.
What I enjoy outside of work
Most weekends you will find me outside covered in dirt tending to my vegetable gardens. I also enjoy tramping and exploring the Wairarapa coasts.
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd be...
It is a toss-up between fashion designer and vegetable farmer. They may seem at odds, but they both involve creating something amazing from natural materials.