I've lived, worked and raised my family in Ivanhoe for more than 17 years. My husband and I chose to raise our family in Ivanhoe for its great liveability, with its parks and leafy neighbourhoods, schools, shops, and public transport, all within walking distance. I'm a professional landscape architect and work in urban planning. My tertiary education is in urban planning, landscape architecture, and horticulture. I love the local area and I'm involved in various local community groups and sporting clubs. My interests include: getting together with family and friends, tennis, cross country skiing, hiking, cycling, walking our family dog, reading, and, sustainability in planning, design and lifestyle.