In 1975 I migrated to Australia and immediately found employment in the government sector due to my qualifications as a School Teacher. My role was customer service based, and this allowed me to later accept roles of higher responsibility within Centerlink such as Supervisor, Job Education and Training Officer, Disability Support Officer, Section Manager, and Team Leader, before taking a redundancy package in 2000. I was then re-employed by Centerlink in 2002 due to the wealth of experience I could offer their new trainees.
On 3 February 1995 I was nominated to become a Civil Marriage Celebrant (Reg No. CMCA3551) and in the years since, I have remained an active member of the Association of Authorised Marriage Celebrants Australia Incorporated. I was also appointed Justice of the Peace (Reg No. 104571) on 5 July 1989.
From 1977 I have been an active member of the Filipino community in Blacktown, NSW. I was the Press Relations Officer of this community in the mid 1980s and gave voice to many community concerns, along with offering advice, assisting with employment and helping with migration where possible.
My husband, Chris, and I were married in 1973 and have just celebrated 50 years of marriage. We have 2 sons, Radji (49) and Richard (48), and 4 grand daughters. Radji and Tamara are parents to Bijanca Paris (19), Scarlett Keisha (18), and Ebony Maya (14). Richard and Nicole are parents to Alyria (9).
In the 28 years since becoming a Civil Marriage Celebrant I have been lucky to have experienced the company of a wide variety of people from many cultural communities, ethnic backgrounds and different beliefs. This, coupled with my years of customer servicing, gives me complete confidence in my ability to assist all couples who wish to marry. Services I provide depend on your wishes and dreams, regardless of whether a small or a large ceremony is required, and in any location around Australia. From the moment of proposal, to the planning of the wedding, and then the day itself – my job is to help you create your dream and ensure your wedding flows as seamlessly as possible, allowing you to relax and really take in every moment as it occurs.
I am a warm, helpful and understanding person who makes every effort to ensure all couples and their families and friends will remember their special day for the rest of their lives.
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