Hailing from the Great Southern Continent, I was raised an army brat and spent much of my youth being shuttled from city to city every few years as my father took on new postings within the Australian Army. After my father’s retirement from the forces, my parents moved the family to a vineyard in Hastings, New Zealand. In Hastings I completed my secondary schooling at St John’s College. I then put as much distance between my family and myself – as any young man is want to do – and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a degree in history, art history and English. From there the logical step was teaching and I soon found myself at St Thomas of Canterbury College in Christchurch.

In my role at STC, I have been teaching a diverse range of subjects including English, the social sciences, IT, and religious studies.

In 2008 I married my beautiful wife and we are the proud parents of three-year-old Esther (appropriately nick-named the Red Terror), and four-year-old Miriam (a very ordered perfectionist). In my spare time, I like to play sport, keep fit, and when my wife lets me, there is nothing more enjoyable than a quick ride on my motorbike.