I was brought up on a muddy dairy farm at Clevedon in South Auckland. Having a good Jersey and Ayrshire herd installed my love of seeing animals doing well. Living on a wet farm reinforced the importance of soils and the required management in order for the pastures and therefore cattle to do well.
Attended Massey University for a B. Ag majoring in soil science and production, then milked cows for several seasons before heading off overseas and tractor driving in the UK.
More recently I have been with Altum for 8 years, and Williams and Kettle also as a Field Officer.
I now enjoy living in the Feilding area with my wife Lisa and 3 boys attending the local country school.
A small block grazing Dairy heifers with the obligatory pets, school sports and family activities keep me busy in the weekends.