I am a native German speaker born in Namibia, Africa. My family immigrated to Australia in 2000. We first landed in Sydney where I taught at the German International School before we moved to Brisbane in 2003. I am a registered teacher in Queensland but have retired from the Education Department after 15 years of classroom teaching.  My passion is to inspire young people to explore and discover their talents. Teaching German is a special privilege, as not often does one get the opportunity to share the love of your mother tongue especially in an English-speaking country. I live on property and thoroughly enjoy my animals, the wide-open spaces and my garden.  During my holidays we enjoy caravanning to faraway places in Australia.