Surf Life Saver Profile of the Week - 11

Published: December 21, 2022 Last Updated: December 22, 2022

Welcome Jessie and thanks for sharing with us

So let’s get deep and meaningful straight up


Q – How long have you been in Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and what motivated you to volunteer your time?

I became an active member in December of 2019 so it’s been 3 years now and it blows my mind.  Really it has gone so quickly.  After many years of travelling, I came to live in Coolum Beach in 2019 and was employed upstairs in the Supporters Club.  After a couple of short months, I had become an active member and was 30 years of age fulfilling my teenage dreams of being a part of Surf Lifesaving.


Q – Is your experience so far what you thought it would be?

Absolutely not.  It’s been so, so much more.  No sooner did I start working upstairs I was swimming every morning with the 79ers.  I got my bronze and was excitedly achieving many qualifications such as IRB crew, ART, IRB Driver, Silver Medallion and had a sensational first season in surf boat rowing.  So much more than I could ever imagined not to mention the incredible community I will welcome my daughter into.


On a lighter side

Q – Where did you grow up? (Assuming you’ve grown up)

I travelled a lot when I was a child, but I spent most of my childhood/teenage years in Hervey Bay, Queensland.


Q – What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

Hospitality.  Don’t get me wrong it’s a tough gig but I always worked hard, and it allowed me to travel the world.  That’s been the best part.


Q – Any nicknames?

Bloomy and B!


Q – Any Hobbies?

Oh I have so many hobbies, where do I start?  I love nature, hiking, camping and crafts.  I love creating something special from nothing.


Q – Favourite Music/Musician/Band

I don’t really have a favourite.  I listen to everything but at the moment, I have The Dreggs, The Lumineers and Florence and the Machine on repeat.


Q – Can you cook and what’s your favourite dish to prepare?

I love cooking but I go more by taste than by recipe.  My favourite dish to prepare would be bolognaise…. Traditional and therapeutic.


Q – Final & Life defining Question…. Pineapple on Pizza, Yes or No??

Not for me!


Thank you Jessie.


If you’d like to share your story here with your mates, please contact your member officer - we’d all love to hear it. Cheers

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