Born in Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), grew up in Auckland, lives in Pukekohe.
Vicky's experience and expertise that has brought her to the Generator:
I work as a financial mentor for those in hardship in the Pukekohe area and early on was asked to talk to Generites about their finances and setting up business systems. I was hooked! I love the energy of Generites and seeing their potential unlock as hopes and dreams become reality.
I have a huge range of work experience from working for many years in the corporate world (with an IBM business partner), potter (for five years), building a small orchard business (600 feijoa trees, 1200 tamarillos and 300 fig trees) and for the last ten years working in the community as a financial mentor. I have also chaired several national organisations focusing on improving working conditions and advocating for those in hardship.
Hobbie/ fun facts about Vicky:
Self sufficiency gardening and particularly growing fruit trees and composting. I'm now developing a mini food-forest so that I can pick fruit every month of the year. One of my favourite things to do is to get up in the morning and wander around the garden picking breakfast (but not in the rain!) In the summer there are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, passionfruit and then in late summer grapes, figs, apples, pears, feijoas and persimmons and as the weather cools there's citrus and persimmons and tamarillos. At the moment with four different varieties of mandarin I have mandarins four months of the year! Pretty cool on a suburban section! Experimenting now with mini avocados and smaller banana plants.