How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here?
Fifty-two years – born and bred here. Meeting my wife here. I think it’s a very proactive community and has provided me with opportunities, especially my sport.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I work with Wright farming and enjoy the outdoors as I grew up on a farm.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Spending time with Lindy in our garden. Very challenging at present with such dry conditions. Family time is important to me and helping others out when in need.
What makes you proud? My mum, my marriage, our children and their talents used for good, watching people I’ve
coached or mentored, achieve their best.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose and why? Probably a dog. I think I’m loyal. Maybe a bird, they
rely on God’s creation to survive and are free.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – very talented natural acting. I really like the music of Casting Crowns – it’s very thought provoking. I also like 70s music. The Bible is a collection of books and in them I find direction and purpose, knowing I’m accepted as I am.
Tell us about your best holiday. A four week tour on west side of USA with my family in 2017. The natural features of Utah, the amazing Rocky Mountains, spending July 4th at Mount Rushmore and being treated to a taste of Hamilton the musical while there. Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Diego Zoo, LA, Disneyland, Baseball, Universal Studios. Mostly spent with wonderful friends from Denver.
What is on your bucket list? To make our gold wedding anniversary. To do some Christian mission work and visit our sponsor child in Kenya.