I am Megan’s 29 year old daughter, the eldest and best looking of four (that is Mum and I in the photo below - at Mum's wedding five years ago). You may have heard the good news that I have joined The Junk Wave (Mum is not so good at keeping news – when my son was born she had it on Facebook before me!) I will be the Business Manager at The Junk Wave and do all the things that Mum does not like to do; like accounts *evil laugh* (edit add by Megan....and housework)
I come from a Retail and Administration background. I am good at paperwork, organisation, planning and accounting and I have recently resigned from my full-time Government job to come into The Junk Wave. I went back to work full-time when my youngest was 8 months old and apart from having a dirty house all the time, I was missing the quality time with my kids! The Junk Wave will allow me to continue using my skills and give me the opportunity to make happy memories with my kids while they are still young.
I have two beautiful (sometimes feral) children; a four-year old girl and a two-year old boy. You will probably see their photos around the website. They love Mema’s brilliant recycling ideas that turn their rubbish into exciting animals and toys.
My husband and I are teenage sweethearts, we started going out when I was 17 and he was 18. We will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary in September. September also bring another big milestone for me – my 30th birthday. Yep, the end of my 20’s! I have spent most of the year dreading it, my 20’s were awesome. I travelled, got married, had my babies, met wonderful people and built lasting friendships.
I’m sorry now that I wasted those days feeling like that - I am extremely lucky to even have the chance to turn 30, many people don’t. So, I am going to go with it and make my 30’s as great as my 20’s were. I am going to do my best to make a difference to the planet so that my children can turn 30 and their children can turn 30 in an environment that is not choked with toxic rubbish, where animals can swim in their habitats without the danger of ingesting my rubbish and where corporate giants recognise they have a responsibility for the waste their end users produce.
I am looking forward to working with Mum and doing something that benefits all of us. I’m on email jade at the junk wave dot com and will travel with Mum when I can to meet everyone. See you soon.