How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Born and raised in Parkes. The most pleasing aspect of the town is the friendly and caring nature of its people.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am retired and enjoying the fruits of life. I play golf for relaxation and I love taking Scrubba’s money. Prior to retiring I worked in the motor trade at Col Fletcher Ford & KIA as a salesperson.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Play golf when I have time but I also do the books for the RSL Sub Branch, I’m the current President of the Lachlan Valley District Golf Association, as well as President of the Western Districts Council of the RSL and Secretary/ Treasurer of the Parkes Branch of the RSL.
What makes you proud? The greatest thrill I get is watching kids achieve their goals, especially my two granddaughters who are both excelling at hockey in Queensland.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? An eagle just catching some of those thermals and keeping an eye on everything down below. What a wonderful life that would be.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Any movie that is based on a true story. I believe they are great viewing as long as the end result is what is wanted.
Tell us about your best holiday. Some of the Car Bashes I’ve been on raising money for the less fortunate. I also realised what a wonderful place South Vietnam is especially as I’ve seen it as a war-torn country and now as a civilised nation. On the Car Bashes it’s all about friendships and places that I never thought existed and the wonderful countryside that we have here in Australia.