Charmaine has been the office manager with GBJ for five years. In her role she looks after all administrative responsibilities as well as managing consignment stock and other personal assistant-type general business activities. Charmaine has a unique relationship to Gemma as she was ‘surrogate mother’ to Gemma’s second son Jesse. After becoming friends with Gemma through the SSCC church group, Charmaine became aware of Gemma’s wish for a surrogate. After having IVF to conceive her first son, Gemma went through cancer and subsequently had a hysterectomy. There was one last embryo left from the IVF which, after much legal work and many miracles, one after another, led to Jesse being born.Outside of the office, Charmaine is busy with her children, husband and grandchildren. Charmaine is an incredible ‘party planner’ and uses her creative flair to host wonderfully themed personalised parties. Charmaine’s previous work in childcare sees her happily playing and caring for the children in her life with enthusiasm and imagination.