As a Taranaki native, I have enjoyed a very rewarding career in education, beginning at Palmerston North Teachers College and extending a return to my home town of New Plymouth where I spent my initial teaching years with years one and two. My OE followed, lasting 10 years, spending the majority of this working in Inner London schools.
Returning to New Zealand in 2001, I began my long association with intermediate schools, covering a wide range of subjects, including physical education, food, materials and digital technology, for which I received a fully paid study award.
I am a dad to three grown-up kids, 2 young ladies who have flown the nest and are chasing their dreams around the world, and my son, who is currently completing a building apprenticeship and is at home with myself, my partner Janie and our dog Indi.
When not at school, I love to travel, cook up something new in the kitchen, spend quality time with friends and whanau and enjoy our beautiful city and country. I look forward to meeting you at some point, the door is always open.