Born in 1969 in New Norfolk, Tasmania.
Attended St. Brigid’s School in New Norfolk and St. Virgil’s College at Austin’s Ferry and in Hobart.
Graduated in 1993 from the Queensland University of Technology with a degree in Radiation Therapy.
Worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital for more than 20 years as a Radiation Therapist (with the year 2000 spent overseas at the Harley Street.Clinic, London as a dosimetrist).
Further degrees in Religion, History and Health Management with Masters in Health Science and Education.
Married to Olena. Olena is a New Australian, coming from Ukraine. We have just celebrated our fifth year of marriage.
I have three adult children, Louise, Zachary and Erin.
I was State Chess Champion in the early 2000s.
I follow Hawthorn and New Norfolk footy teams and am an avid fan of cricket at all levels.
I also enjoy State of Origin Rugby League, from my days at university in Queensland.