Gayle grew up on and large isolated cattle station in Nth Qld and was #3 of 4 girls. She learnt about independence and hard work at a young age with no brothers.

Gayle grew up in a very horsey family, but campdrafting was not something her family were involved with, so after leaving school, she got involved in the sport and fell in love with it. She met her husband Mac at a draft and they married in 1999 when they were both quite young. Twelve months later they took over the managing role of a newly acquired family property and began their life at Cantaur Park.

After only not quite 2 years there, Gayle suffered a tragic and life changing accident when becoming caught in a post hole digger behind a tractor while fencing. She suffered many injury’s but the worst being the amputation of her right arm and shoulder, and the devastating news came shortly after that her left arm was completely paralysed. It has been a long road for this pair since that day in 2002, but their love for all things cattle and horses has been the drive to keep going. Mac competes successfully in the campdraft arena and they breed and sell horses which is a passion of theirs.

Mac & Gayle also run a stud and commercial herd of Droughtmaster cattle. They show fat cattle successfully and sell bulls at their annual family bull sale. Gayle is heavily involved with all aspects of their operation and does all the book work from home on the computer all with her toes. Gayle is honoured to be a part of the CLF and the wonderful and highly motivated group of women. Her role in the group is organising merchandise for fundraising purposes