Born in Newport 1948. I left school at 15 and started work in Salon Stefan with an apprenticeship in Hairdressing. It’s been a career that I have been very thankful for and given me opportunities to travel and meet some wonderful people. I opened my own business in August 1982 and also joined The National Hairdressing Federation which gave me access to taking part in shows and judging competitions in this country and all over Europe. I did try teaching part time for a while but I feel that i’m more of a doer than a teacher. I came to faith and was baptized July 1988. This was life changing for me and I thank God every day for his love and grace in my life. I have been involved with night shelter since it first started in Newport in 2009 I also became a Street Pastor in August the same year. As Eden Gate has developed I have been privileged to continually be involved with Street Contact ,Sunday munch and the summer night shelter.