I am originally from Palmerston North but came to Christchurch to attend University. Since graduating I have worked in schools in both the North and South Islands gaining experience in a variety of leadership positions. I spent 3 years as principal of Ohakune Primary School in the central North Island and most recently have been principal for 4 years at Linwood Avenue School in Christchurch. During this time I completed my Masters of Educational Leadership via distance learning through the University of Waikato. As a person and a principal I take pride in getting to know people and building relationships that are genuine and authentic. I live locally in Rolleston and have a beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters. I have a love of all sports in particular Rugby League and Cricket. I am looking forward to starting my journey at Lemonwood Grove School in Term 3, 2020.