How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here?
I have lived in Parkes on and off for around six years. A lot of my family grew up and still live in Parkes so I have been coming to Parkes every year since I was born. I was also born here.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am the Manager of the Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC). I absolutely love this job and am passionate about what the PCYC does as an organisation. There aren’t many jobs around where you can be stuck behind a personal computer for most of the day then go and join in gymnastics class, play basketball or help kids with an art project. On top of the sports and activities, the work our Police do in the club and around the community incredibly valuable. I am also a Rotarian which is a great organisation to be a part of.
What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? I have a beautiful daughter Tilly and my wife Lizzie and I spend most of our weekends with Tilly… trying to keep up with her. In summer I enjoy water skiing, camping and fishing. I also try to take on the odd project. At the moment I am experimenting with an indoor veggie garden
based on aquaponics.
What are you really good at? Annoying my wife, blowing bubbles off my tongue and I like tinkering with electronics and programming. I am currently putting together a program that if all goes well PCYC will take up state wide to give staff more time to concentrate on activities with kids rather
What is your pet hate? People who judge before taking the time to understand the other side of the story.
Tell us about your best holiday. The best holiday was our honeymoon. Lizzie had no idea where we were going until we showed up at the airport in Sydney. We spent a week in Cambodia, which was amazing. Then to Thailand for a week. The people, food and the sites, particularly in Cambodia, were fantastic. My ideal holidays in Australia is a trip to either Narooma or camping at Burrendong with the family.