Second Senate Candidate for VIC
Rosalie Crestani was born in Carnarvon, Western Australia on 10th May 1974, the youngest of four children. Rosalie’s father migrated from Germany post WWII and her mother is a third generation Australian.
Rosalie’s upbringing spoke of foundational Christian values and patriotism. Her father would declare, “Wake up, Australia needs you!” every morning when awakening her and her siblings, which planted within her a seed of service to her country.
Rosalie commenced school in Alice Springs and, while living there, served the indigenous community in outreach programs. In 1985, her family moved to upstate New York in the US where she undertook and finished her high school education, achieving a New York State high school Regents Diploma. During her time there, she undertook mission trips to New York City in 1988, Miami in 1990 and Papua New Guinea in 1992, working among the under-privileged people of society including in prison ministry and with the homeless.
Returning to Australia and settling in to Melbourne in 1992, Rosalie commenced her twelve year career as a Medical Secretary/Receptionist at a Methadone Clinic, Chiropractic Clinic, and for two respected Melbourne surgeons. Picking up the gym weights in 1999, the following year Rosalie won Ms Natural Australia Fitness Model INBA (International Natural Bodybuilding Association) in October 2000, followed by the second win just a month later in November, gaining a second title of Ms Natural Olympia Fitness Model INBA 2000.
In 2004, Rosalie started a home based consultancy business in the photo album industry, which grew to be a success and once achieved highest sales in Australia. Rosalie also worked tirelessly in volunteer service at Melville Grange Retirement Home from 2006-2008, and as Head Coordinator of Winepress Market held at Monash University in Berwick throughout 2010 and 2011. Rosalie’s love of children encouraged her to continue as a volunteer with CHIPS (Christians Helping In Primary Schools) from the years 2009-2012, amongst some of the hurting and disadvantaged in state primary schools. After a 30 year history playing sport, including 26 years in competitive basketball, Rosalie also became a children’s basketball coach intermittently over a ten year period.
In 2012 she ran a successful campaign and was elected to the position of Local Government Councillor for the City of Casey and is presently active in this role.
Rosalie is blessed with a husband and two incredible children.
Rosalie Crestani’s life speaks of high achievement, commitment and a heart of service and compassion for people.
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