I have been an All Breeds Judge since 1985, judging both nationally and several times in
I was President of SACC in 1999 and 2000 and have been the
I bred Persians and Abyssinians for 22 years.
On a personal level, I am a retired high school teacher. I am married with 3 children and 2 grandsons. Apart from cats I enjoy gardening and reading.
I completed my training as a Registered Nurse in 1976 at Bulawayo Central Hospital in what is now Zimbabwe
Immigrated to South Africa in 1983
I was married for 26 years and am now divorced I have two daughters aged 25 & 22, my eldest daughter, Megan, was instrumental in getting me involved in the Burmese breed and again for getting the breeding process started!!
Mela Cattery was registered in 1998 with SACC and I became a member of the Persian Cat Society in 1999, breeding my first Supreme Champion in 2000
Alison Renwick and I imported a female lilac tortie & a male cream Burmese in 2003, he has been an excellent foundation to both our catteries and the cattery we registered for our co-owned cats – Onaoan
I have been working as a Medical Rep in the industry for 18 years and with my present company, Bayer Schering Pharma for the past 15 years, specializing in cardio-vascular, anti-infective & endocrine drugs
I started the judges course in late 2005 and have just completed the Siamese/Oriental course & am finally the judge of one breed!!!
My interests include theatre, movies, reading, scrap-booking and of course my cats
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