How long have you lived in Canowindra? I arrived in Canowindra as a backpacker eight years ago, worked as a WWOOFer at Rosnay, met Oli and the rest is history.
What do you like about living in Canowindra? Many genuine smiles, the town is safe and it’s a close-knit community.
What do you do for work and what do you like most about it? I used to be a support carer. I look after The Old Chocolate Shop which is now an AirBNB. I’m a Latin dancer and I run Latin Fit lessons in Canowindra on Tuesdays, it’s line dancing to Latin music.
How do you spend your free time? Free time for me at the moment means being kid free so I do house chores – I know, very boring. Otherwise, I video call my family and friends back home, in Italy. If I was living near bigger towns, I’d definitely go out Latin dancing.
How are you involved in the community? I run Bambini Playgroup fortnightly in town, on Wednesdays. I’m a member of The Palms market committee. I also try and make it to all events this town puts on, for me it’s important to support the locals.
If you had $10,000 what would you spend it on? It’d definitely not be enough considering how much my parents’ visas cost, but I’d help my parents move to Australia. It’s a huge sacrifice being far away from each other. We’re about to go to Italy for six months though and I’m counting the weeks.
Best piece of advice you could give someone? Live using the three “E”: energy, enthusiasm and empathy. Oh, and exercise!