How long have you lived in Parkes?
I am originally from Wellington, met my wife Jenny, who was born in Parkes, at university and moved here in 1980.
Where do you work?
We were involved in the fuel industry for many years, running service stations but decided to retire from that and bought the Greenparkes Garden Centre.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy propagating and growing plants. It has always been an interest of mine and I can do it full time now! It is also good meeting customers.
What do you do in your spare time?
Rotary – I’ve always been involved in community organisations, but my focus is now Rotary. I have been involved for 25 years. I enjoy serving on committees as I;m a big picture person who enjoys knowing how things are run and how to improve them.
How do you like your coffee?
I can’t drink coffee so I enjoy a cup of tea (not green tea!) and hot chocolate. The best part of a cuppa is sitting down and talking to people.
What makes your day?
Just being with happy and positive people, and hearing from the three grand kids – a new one will arrive in six weeks’ time!