How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here?
We came to Parkes in 2008 it was the height of the drought and everything seemed very brown and dead. I was recruited by Rio Tinto to set up an experimental media unit at Northparkes Mines.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it?
I have a small business called Reel Smoke, and also work in a Sydney consultancy in marketing, comms and advertising. I enjoy transferring people’s old super, VHS or whatever format films onto a digital platform so they don’t lose those memories.
What do you do in your spare time and on weekends?
I like gardening, and have the vegies in. I also like to grow flowers, the Gladies are sprouting. My wife adores flowers.
What are you really good at?
Hard question – I adore cameras and images, but I also love writing and am busy with my first novel. It’s great when you can write for yourself, even if no one likes it – lol!
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Just make the world a fairer and better place so everyone can contribute equally and have a voice.
What is your pet hate?
Dog poo and stepping in it.
Tell us about your best holiday.
When I worked in Madagascar we went to Tamatave. All the old French Villas bordered up from a bygone era were fascinating. There is a little island off Tamatave home to the original pirates. They have a graveyard with crude tombstones with a faded skull and crossbones carved in it.