Marisa Thistlewaite ~ QFA

ACF Panel: 2010, 2014
International: Yes


28 Byrnes Road South
Joyner QLD 4500
Phone: 0408 630 082
Mob: 0408 630 082

Airport: Brisbane (BNE)


Marisa is an All Breeds International judge attaining her Group 1 licence in 2008 and then completed her Group 2 & 3 licence in 2013 with QFA. She has judged in all states in Australia, in New Zealand and is a Guest Judge for CFA.

She entered the cat fancy in 1991 breeding Birmans under the prefix Belshogar. For many years she actively showed her Birmans and a Persian neuter with many COY and National awards. While doing her shorthair judges course she decided to show a Burmese Neuter and was totally captured by the breed. She is now passionately breeding and showing Burmese with some very special cats.

Marisa has always been involved in different facets of the cat fancy from show manager and secretary, at a council level held positions of Vice President, Registrar, and Treasurer. She held the position of Treasurer for the Birman Club for many years and honoured with Life Membership.

As a judge Marisa feels it is one of the greatest honours to be able to handle and judge so many cats at all the shows throughout the year.


New Zealand 2014