After being born in Victoria, spent his first two years of his life living on Groote Eylandt in NT due to his father being a Prawn Trawler Skipper. Relocating to Cairns and growing up attending St Augustines College and heavily involved in sport including swimming, water polo and AFL. At the age of 16 was at a point of deciding about his future and looking at opportunities centred around his chosen sport of AFL was supported by family and his mentor Rick Hanlon to move to Tasmania to complete Year 11 and 12 and play for the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup on a pathway in to the AFL.
After two years of playing TAC cup, captaining the Mariners and Tasmania U18 team in 2001, he missed draft selection however Graduated year 12 and started a traineeship in Sports Administration with AFL Sportsready and AFL Tasmania working as a Junior Development Officer for 5 years. Once completing his traineeship transitioned to the Education Department of Tasmania working with high school students on their transition future in the Pathway Planning Program. During this time playing for the Tassie Devils in the VFL competition, and coaching TSL club Lauderdale. After 10 years in Tasmania he returned to Cairns to work with AFL Cape York in the Kids Living safer lives Program and then as Careers and Transitions Manager in the inaugural year of AFL Cape York House – Boys.
After getting engaged to now wife, decided to move to Tasmania to settle and get married. During the next three years was the General Manager and coach of Hobart City (North Hobart FC) until moving back to take up the Manager role in 2018 at AFL Cape York House – Boys. Currently living on site with his family including two children. Over his time has developed a strong passion of working with people and supporting young people to be whoever they want to be.