I started tracing my family history when I was 11, and joined the Society in 1979, quickly becoming a volunteer library assistant, index card typist and cemetery transcriber. I'd taken a year off work to do research for my Diploma in Family Historical Studies when in November 1984 I was asked if I'd like some casual employment processing membership renewals and opening mail at the SAG. Within a few days I’d been offered a full-time job and I'm still here. I became Executive Officer in January 1988 and am involved in most facets of the Society's operations; from day to day management to media work, education, and our Diploma & Certificate courses. I was once told you should find out what it is you love to do and then find someone to pay you to do it. I did!