Born and bred in Inglewood, Taranaki. After school I completed my carpentry and joinery apprenticeship, and then I travelled overseas for two years to the UK and Europe on an extensive working holiday. On my return I purchased a small Dry stock farm at Midhurst and started my building business in Stratford building new houses for the next ten years. I needed a new challenge in life, something where I could use my existing experience in building. Real estate gave me the opportunity to further my experience, and I took up a position with Taranaki Farmers Stratford in 1989, selling residential and rural properties within central Taranaki. Three years later I completed my Branch Managers qualifications in Real Estate and moved from Stratford to manage the Hawera Real Estate office for Taranaki Farmers selling rural real estate. Spending a number of years with my family in the Waikato dairy farming and working in real estate I moved back to Taranaki in 2007 to continue farming and real estate. In 2014 I completed the National Diploma in Real Estate, which entitled me to open my own real estate agencies in Merrilands, Welbourn & eventually central New Plymouth. Now living and based in Bell Block, New Plymouth we are keeping up with technical trends; we have made another move - to work remotely from home with the aid of technology – still providing excellent service to our new and existing clients.