Mandurah has been home for nearly forty years. I grew up in the Town ward and I still live here with my partner, Ange.
I'm the son of local school teachers, Kevin and Lyola, who have both demonstrated a lifetime of community service, exemplified by the five life memberships they share between them.
Moving to Mandurah with a population of only about 8,000, I was fortunate to enjoy everything that Mandurah had to offer then, and still has to offer; an active life surrounded by parks, beaches and waterways. I was schooled locally and attended the one and only high school at the time, Mandurah Senior High School.
Awarded a scholarship, I completed my engineering degree in Mining at the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie. After graduating, I've pursued a varied and challenging career in the resources industry working throughout WA and overseas in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. I've gained experience at all levels, including several years as an underground miner and supervisor, through to a Mine Manager.
I’ve worked in the most challenging of environments. I’ve travelled extensively. I’ve lived in villages with no electricity and no running water. I’ve seen how the less fortunate live, and I value what we have here even more for this understanding.
I've now worked back in the Peel region for nine years with a family owned, 50 plus years strong, earthmoving and civil construction contractor.
I'm an active member of the Mandurah community. Appreciating the pristine environment that surrounds Mandurah, I volunteer in coastal clean-ups and dune preservation. I'm also part of a community association that has recently received a Federal Government environmental grant to preserve and protect dune vegetation.
A lover of cricket, I've represented a local club as a premiership player, captain and committee member.
I also enjoy surfing, kite surfing, SCUBA diving and boating in local waters.
I live in Mandurah with my partner, Ange, who balances a career as a corporate project manager and the local Mandurah business she has grown successfully over the past eight years.
I’m lucky that all my immediate family still live actively here in Mandurah.