How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Karen and I have lived in Parkes now for 35 years. Our four children grew up here. I enjoy the Parkes community spirit and visiting local towns.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? While mostly retired I do a bit of part-time electrical trade teaching at Parkes and Dubbo TAFEs. I also very much enjoy and am proud to be a member of the Rotary Club of Parkes.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Playing tennis and learning Aussie Bush poetry.
What makes you proud? My wife, four children and four grandchildren. Karen and I are fortunate we have two grandchildren in Forbes.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? Probably an elephant because I would have a better memory than I have now.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Favourite movie is ‘El Cid’, a Charlton Heston movie; song, James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’, and book is ‘The Cattle King’ by Ion L. Idriess, the life of Sir Sidney Kidman.
Tell us about your best holiday. Our first family overseas trip to New Zealand. Also memorable was trekking 200km from Lulka airport (the world’s most dangerous airport) to Base Camp Everest and back in 2011 with a brother, sister and niece.
What is on your bucket list? Learn the Italian language.