Born in Rangiora, New Zealand in 1961, from an early age I have had an interest in building and seeing how things work. I spent 15 years building sets and props in the film industry in Canada. I now have my own business in Christchurch NZ, building wooden furniture, props, and doing some mechanical animation. I have two great daughters, Jessie, 26, and Carly, 23, and a fantastic new partner, Wendy.
Over the years I have done a lot of ocean sailing, skippering and crewing on yachts. The last few years I have been letting my creative side loose and building some sculptural pieces. I have always had a keen interest in the environment, the ocean and trying to do the right thing. Joining with Sea Shepherd has brought those three things together and I am very proud to be involved with them.