My first love was music… listening to it, dancing and singing to it, and creating it. I first heard one of my songs on the radio in 1999 thanks to RTRFM! As a presenter on RTRFM I love sharing music that delights me with my listeners.
A few years ago I followed my second love – sustainability – and moved to Sweden where I completed two Masters Degrees: a Masters of Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability; and a Masters in Human Ecology: Culture Power and Sustainability.
Most recently my creative juices have been used on bringing innovation, strategic sustainability and culture change into local government and I am excited about serving the RTR community as a newly elected board member.
How did you become involved in the station?
I was catching up with a friend who is a presenter on the Station and she said she thought she’d heard me. I said that it wasn’t me but that I’d love to do that but had no idea how, she told me about the 6 week presenting course and I got very excited about doing it… I completed the course at the end of 2014. It was wonderfully fun and I met great people! I fell in love with the station even more…
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
- PJ Harvey – Dry
- The National – Boxer
- Yann Tierson – Amelie Soundtrack
- Art Garfunkel – Angel Clare
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The warm community, meeting lots of great new people, learning about great new tunes and the best things happening in Perth, and being a part of a community that provides an alternative voice in this over commercialized consumer culture we live in. I see it as such an important part of the cultural fabric of Perth; a magnificent and precious alternative voice in a mainstream culture dominated by consumerism and commercialization.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Rummaging through the glove box of my car at 3.45am on my first Snooze Button show because I couldn’t get my USB to work and so had 7 CDs for a 2 hour show.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Morning Magazine – as I’m keen on sharing stories and important information. Drastic on Plastic – as I’m a big fan of women in music.
What do you do in real life?
I work in Strategy, Community Engagement and Sustainability in Local Government.