Becs is the Chair of the Dan Davin Literary Foundation and an avid supporter of the Arts in Southland. Her interest in the Arts crosses into a passion for heritage. Becs works as a contractor and a volunteer as a co-ordinator of arts, heritage and community events as well being an experienced community engagement practitioner. She is currently the Deputy Mayor of Invercargill City. In her spare time she is an oral historian, crossfitter, camper and housework avoider. She is mother of 2 awesome young men and married to another.